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Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope

Title

Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope

Authors

Nikki Grimes

Illustrator

Bryan Collier

Publisher

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Publication Year

2008

ISBN

9781416971443

Pages

48 pages

Genre

biography

Format

picture book

Item Type

Nonfiction

Annotation

When David asks his mother about the man on television, she tells him the story of Barack Obama, discussing his childhood in Hawaii and Indonesia, his parents' divorce, and his desire to help others.

Grade Level

K-3

Lexile Measure

AD630L

Topic

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity Divorce; Interracial; Biracial divorced parents; mixed race; interracial marriage; biracial child

Main Character

male child

Race/Ethnicities

African American / White

Family Formation

mother and grandparents

Awards

NAACP Image Award, 2009, Winner, Outstanding Literary Work Children

Keywords

read along; hope; President Barack Obama; collage artwork; Hawaii; Kenya

Diversity Impact

direct

Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope

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