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Barack Hardcover – September 30, 2008
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This lovely picture book provides a touching, lyrical overview of the major elements of Barack Obama's life mentioning his mixed race parents, childhood years spent in Indonesia, one time meeting with his father, adolescence spent living with his mother's parents in Hawaii, community organizing in Chicago, political life in Illinois, and campaign for President in 2008. It is a great way for young children to meet the man who is now the President of the United States. Written before Barack was elected President, this book showcases how Barack has become a great human being and leader because he was able to pull together the many disparate pieces of his life into a healthy whole. The vibrant illustrations glow with color and drama. It is very hard to depict real people because probably every reader will have a slightly different view of their accurate appearance; I think that Michelle Obama is far more beautiful and animated than she appears in this book.
You can almost recognize the president!
Not to mention his mother and father and stepfather snd grandparents and sister!
Many compare this book and its cover and simplistic propaganda to communist literature. I assure you, the Russians did better than this with Lenin and Marx.
The book omits the fact that he went to elite schools and screwed around and was the leader of the Choom Gang on a beach in Hawaii.
Now that would give our lazy students some HOPE that they can succeed without studying snd with brains full of THC. Hey man!!!!
I bought this priceless collectors item for fifty cents and hope someday to sell it as a historic book to future generations who find out the truth on Barack.
It is funny. You will smile and enjoy its sheer audacity.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
....but I bought this to hold onto for a time when his identity is finally realized. I never expected to like it but I suspect it may become valuable at some point! Read morePublished on March 6, 2014 by J. Seward
This type of sick fantasy propaganda should not be in our schools. This is definitely the portrait of the making of the American Lenin. Read morePublished on January 14, 2013 by Jim Sparks
I bought this book shortly after I saw it on the shelf in my son's first grade classroom. It was displayed proudly, front and center. Read morePublished on October 26, 2009 by reality check"jon"
... I kid you not, in this book his search culminates at Jeremiah Wright's Trinity United Church of Christ... where young Barack is drawn with tears streaming from his eyes.Published on October 18, 2009 by Mr Honest
Just as I expected, a glorified image of BO. I looked for similar books at the library about George W. Read morePublished on October 2, 2009 by Julie H.
Never thought I'd see something like this in America. There's a picture in this book of BAM crying in Rev. Wright's church. Read morePublished on July 29, 2009 by M. Jerr
Where is the childrens book about President Reagan, President Eisenhower, President Taft, or President Jackson, or any other president for that matter. Read morePublished on May 26, 2009 by Josh