By Jane Sutcliffe
Describes the lifetime of our forty fourth president from his delivery to a mom from Kansas and a father from Kenya, via his adolescence, and faculty years, and his paintings as a group organizer in Chicago to his access into politics as a kingdom senator and his meteoric upward thrust to the presidency and inauguration because the first African American U.S. president.
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His second book, The Audacity of Hope, was published. he became the forty-fourth president of the United States. , to watch Barack become president. A sea of faces stretched as far as the eye could see. Some of those faces belonged to young people. Some children came with families. Some came with teachers on class trips. Many were African Americans. They had heard parents or grandparents speak of the hurts they had suffered. They came with hope for change. ” And who knows? Maybe someday, one of those children will stand where Barack stood that day.
Front cover: © Pete Souza/Obama Transition Office via Getty Images. For quoted material: p. 6, David Mendell, Obama: From Promise to Power (New York: Vintage Books, 2006); pp. 19, 20, Barack Obama, Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance (New York: Three Rivers Press, 2004); p. 24, Barack Obama, The Audacity of Hope (New York: Vintage Books, 2006); p. 30, Barack Obama, “Remarks of Illinois State Sen. Barack Obama Against Going to War with Iraq” (October 2, 2002); p. 32, William Finnegan, “The Candidate: How the Son of a Kenyan Economist Became an Illinois Everyman” (New Yorker, May 31, 2004); pp.
People were always getting it wrong, he said. ” 32 The Democratic National Convention gave Barack the chance to be seen and heard around the world. Most of the politicians at the convention were well known. But few people had ever heard of Barack Obama. So Barack told them his story. He told them about his father from Kenya and his mother from Kansas. He told them about the hopes they had had for their son. Other politicians focused on what divided Americans. Barack talked about what they all shared—the same hopes and dreams his parents and grandparents had had.
Barack Obama (History Maker Bios) by Jane Sutcliffe