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5.0 out of 5 stars This Book Makes Barack Obama Real!, February 6, 2011
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I bought this book, along with Who Is Neil Armstrong?, because my 11-year old needed to read some biographies for class. My son doesn't seem to pay any attention to current events, so I thought this would be a great way for him to learn more about our President. I read the book to him, which I often do, but we sat right next to each other so that he could see the great drawings and maps that enhanced the story. I liked that...it's not often that I can get my 11-year old to take a few minutes to sit on the couch with me! The author did a fantastic job of describing Obama's life, starting with his very early years, and putting it into perspective by offering sidenotes packed with information that adds to the narrative. The book moved along quickly and gave my son a good idea of Barack Obama and the forces that influenced and shaped him. I imagine the book will be edited in a few years to describe his Presidency, but for now, it was a great introduction for my son. (I learned a few things too!) I know that he will pay more attention when he sees the President on the news or in the paper.

Funny story: My 5-year old was with us when we read Who is Neil Armstrong?, but he was asleep when we read Who Is Barack Obama? I asked him later if he knew who Neil Armstrong is, and he replied that of course Neil Armstrong was an astronaut, and he repeated some of the stories he had heard about Neil when we had read the book. Then I asked him if he knew who Barack Obama was, and he said, "Oh yeah, he's that guy who is on the news all the time...." I guess I'll have to read him this book next so he has a better idea about Barack Obama than he does now! I felt like the book was geared much more toward my 11yo, but the 5 year old can get something out of the series as well.

If you really want to know how we liked these two books, we just bought Who Is Albert Einstein? and my son has his eye on Who Is Walt Disney? This is a great series. I have enjoyed it myself!
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Initial post: Aug 7, 2011 10:19:16 AM PDT
DAMIAN MITEV says:
You are out of your mind to subject your kid to such a brain washing. Nothing in this book is truth.
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