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Kindergarten-Grade 5—This title uses inspirational verse and illustrations to introduce readers to the president. The poetry itself is contrived and vague unless supplemented with "Barack's Story," presented in prose at the end of the book. The flat illustrations are out of order as Barack, shown as a young child in a classroom with an airplane drawing, is placed after two images in which he is depicted as a teen and an intermediate student. Lacking depth, the artwork does not generate interest or complement the text, and none of the people depicted are identified. Children are invited to submit inspirational stories about their dreams and President Obama. Several examples from children are appended along with a message from the author. Nikki Grimes's Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope (S & S, 2008) is a much better choice.—Nancy Baumann, Indian Paintbrush Elementary, Laramie, WY
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“Children must be empowered to know for sure that they can change the world. Charisse has captured this incredible moment in history by writing a book that allows young people to see themselves in President Obama.”  —Hill Harper, author, The Conversation and The Wealth Cure

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 5 - 7 years
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten - 2
  • Hardcover: 36 pages
  • Publisher: Brand Nu Words (April 16, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0974814245
  • ISBN-13: 978-0974814247
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 0.4 x 10.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 1.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,226,007 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Charisse Carney-Nunes, writer, speaker and literary advocate, is the award-winning author of the children's books, I AM BARACK OBAMA (2009), I DREAM FOR YOU A WORLD: A COVENANT FOR OUR CHILDREN (2007) and NAPPY (2006), as well as SONGS OF A SISTERMOM: MOTHERHOOD POEMS (2004). I AM BARACK OBAMA recently won a 2009 Honor Award from Skipping Stones Multicultural Magazine. Charisse is the founder of a publishing company, Brand Nu Words LLC where she has sold over 18,000 books, and now concentrates on digital publishing. She is a senior officer of The Jamestown Project, an action-oriented think tank focusing on democracy; a Diamond Life Member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.; and a graduate of Harvard Law School, where she was a schoolmate of President Obama, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, where she was poet laureate.

Charisse has served as a speaker or presenter for numerous national and regional organizations, and has appeared on Inside Edition, ABC News Now, CBS's CW Network, Comcast's CN-8, Radio One, and American Urban Radio Networks. She resides in Washington, DC with her husband of over fourteen years, Harvey, and their daughter and son. Visit her website, www.BrandNuWords.com where you may contact her for bookings and engagements.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mark R on June 20, 2015
Format: Hardcover
I readily admit that I haven't read this book.

But if I ever catch this "teacher" within 100 feet of my children, she & I will be having words. Strong words.
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9 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Karen L. Simmons on June 17, 2014
Format: Hardcover
I am GLAD I am not barack obama. He has done far too much damage to our country with his promised change. The book comes off as an extention of his svengali brainwashing and mental spinning of America! Looking for our country to become whole and move away from this lunacy. The good , bad and ugly of our country is still better than the lunacy unleashed by this administration and this new thinking. Wake up and back awar from this insanity! Don't read this poison.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Christopher Campbell on August 25, 2014
Format: Hardcover
A great buy if you're into using books as toilet paper. What a waste of money, time, and trees.
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