Search Results: "Barack Obama"


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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 >

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AND THEN LIFE HAPPENS by Auma Obama
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2012

"Another treatment of the extended Obama family that enlightens and deepens the public's understanding of the president."
A burnished look at a difficult, ruptured childhood in Kenya by the president's half sister, older by one year. Read full book review >

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SEASON SONG by Marcy Barack
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2002

"An appealing first foray into the wonders of Mother Nature, from the Harper Growing Tree series. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Sprightly verses arranged in rhyming couplets describe the various hallmarks of the four seasons. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 3, 1993

"Fishman attempts to examine feminism's impact on too many aspects of Jewish life, and the subsequent lack of focus weakens her thesis—which, in any case, will appeal most strongly to those already committed to both feminism and traditional Judaism."
An uneven analysis by Fishman (a senior research associate at Brandeis), who argues here—only sometimes convincingly—that feminism has brought a 'breath of life' into a faltering American Jewish community. Read full book review >

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AN OBAMA'S JOURNEY by Mark Obama Ndesandjo
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"A deft memoir that, despite the self-indulgent posturing about unique family dynamics, is oddly engaging."
An Obama about whom we haven't heard a lot seeks, in the story of his cosmopolitan life, to find himself. Read full book review >