Search Results: "Barack Obama"


BOOK REVIEW

BARACK OBAMA by Nikki Grimes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2008

"Still, of the three candidates' picture-book biographies out this season, this stands as the one most likely to communicate to children on a visceral level. (author's, illustrator's notes, resources, timeline, family tree) (Picture book/biography. 5-10)"
When David wonders why all those people on TV are shouting one man's name, his mother tells him Barack Obama's story. Read full book review >

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BARACK OBAMA by David Maraniss
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 19, 2012

"Maraniss stresses that Obama's Muslim ancestors encompass only one facet to his complex, fascinating makeup. Another in the author's line of authoritative biographies."
An exhaustive, respectful study of the president's "shattered genealogy," from Kansas to Kenya, Hawaii to Indonesia. Read full book review >

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BARACK OBAMA AND THE ROAD TO BONDAGE by R.M. Catton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2014

"A complex, disturbing psychoanalysis of Obama and his political agenda, not easily dismissed."
A psychological profile of America's first black president, with a review of the influences shaping his persona and policies. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1995

"At its best, despite an occasional lack of analysis, this affecting study of self-definition perceptively reminds us that the dilemmas of race generally express themselves in terms of individual human struggles."
An honest, often poetic memoir about growing up biracial. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BARACK by Jonah Winter
by Jonah Winter, illustrated by A.G. Ford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"There's no effort at nonpartisanship, making Obama something of a Messiah figure come to save America at its darkest moment—but it sure is heartfelt. (author's note) (Picture book/biography. 5-9)"
Winter brings all the passion he can muster to this picture-book biography of the Democratic presidential candidate, to whom he dedicates the book. Read full book review >

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OBAMA by Carole Boston Weatherford
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2010

"Weatherford's commemorative 'American Baptism' provides a powerful finale to this undeniably passionate offering. (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
This lyrical tribute to the 44th U.S. President describes Barack Obama's diverse childhood experiences and his various mentors and concludes with his successful presidential election. Read full book review >

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THANKS, OBAMA by David  Litt
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"President Obama's running question to Litt was, 'so, are we funny?' Yes, they are—and insightful, too."
President Barack Obama's speechwriter offers his take on an extraordinary tenure inside the White House. Read full book review >

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MICHELLE OBAMA by Peter Slevin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 7, 2015

"Slevin delivers a somewhat fawning portrait, but when necessary, he is willing to criticize and reveal his subject's missteps."
A Chicago-based journalist probes the fortunate yet humble upbringing of the first lady and, in a tedious refrain, her effective blackness. Read full book review >