Johnson in While being sworn in, Obama placed his hand on a Bible held by his wife, Michelle—the same Bible used by President Abraham Lincoln at his first inaugural. In the face of these obstacles, he offered a message of cautious yet confident optimism. They will not be met easily or in a short span of time. But know this, America, they will be met. Instead, he emphasized the theme of civic responsibility that another youthful Democratic president—John F. That is the price and promise of citizenship. After the inauguration, Obama attended the traditional inaugural luncheon in Statuary Hall, the original chamber of the House of Representatives.
He and Michelle then traveled down Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House as part of the 15,person inaugural parade, and would attend no fewer than 10 official inaugural balls that evening. But if you see something that doesn't look right, click here to contact us!
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It kind of annoyed me on how it spelled out what each of these was because it didn't expect the reader to already know. While I am extremely impressed with Obama and his rise from having nothing, not even parents, to being the leader of our country. I am not impressed with this author. I was disappointed to learn that she was a Harvard graduate, she obviously didn't learn much while she was there. Mar 26, Veronica Ruiz added it Shelves: biography.
This is a chapter book geared towards students in grades sixth through eighth.
I chose to read this book because it is suitable with all of the current issues. The election is coming up and Barack Obama is planning on running again. Although there are many different opinions about him, he is our current president and it would be nice to know his life story.
This chapter book was a fairly easy read yet it was still filled with lots of knowledge from where Obama came from and grew up to thing This is a chapter book geared towards students in grades sixth through eighth. This chapter book was a fairly easy read yet it was still filled with lots of knowledge from where Obama came from and grew up to things he is doing now as president.
The book included famous quotes that he has said and photographs of his family and himself through out his life. I enjoyed this book and feel that I learned a lot about our inspiring president. Hopefully he can continue to do a great job for the next four years. Sep 15, Kevin Arth rated it really liked it.
This was a good book. It gave me better insight into the life of the president and it was fascinating learning some of the details of his upbringing that led to where he is today. This book is geared toward younger readers maybe early teen. I read the whole thing in an evening.
Willingly, they went to jail to protest unjust laws, their cells swelling with the sound of freedom songs. That's what it's called. That reality is a bitter pill to swallow for a man who said, in the speech that put him on the political map, that there is:. Yes we can: a biography of President Barack Obama. It can be slow; it can be frustrating; it can be hard; it can be messy. And as we leave this great state with a new wind at our backs and we take this journey across this great country, a country we love, with the message we carry from the plains of Iowa to the hills of New Hampshire, from the Nevada desert to the South Carolina coast, the same message we had when we were up and when we were down, that out of many, we are one; that while we breathe, we will hope.
It takes care to define terms that the author thinks would be confusing to this age group. For example, when discussing the President's genealogy, they take the time to explain that in many African countries, it's common This was a good book. For example, when discussing the President's genealogy, they take the time to explain that in many African countries, it's common for a man to have more than one wife.
In another place, they reference Obama's involvement with the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa.
They take the time to explain briefly what apartheid is. My 12 year old is reading it now for a book report and I think she'll enjoy it. Sep 14, Kate rated it it was ok Shelves: secondhand , politics , the-strand , stories. This book is suposedly geared towards school kids. I guess I give it a shrug. I could take it or leave it. The book "Yes We Can" is a book that describes Barack Hussein Obama Jr's long road to the oval office it lets us know how lucky we are that our parents are always around to help us, because this book showed me Barack's struggles, victories and defeats.
He could've had more if he was with his father, but his mother did the best she could and it's thanks to her efforts and sacrifices that Barack was able to make it. Barack was a man never shy of perfection and he proved to most of us that dreams The book "Yes We Can" is a book that describes Barack Hussein Obama Jr's long road to the oval office it lets us know how lucky we are that our parents are always around to help us, because this book showed me Barack's struggles, victories and defeats.
Barack was a man never shy of perfection and he proved to most of us that dreams can truly come true and that's why we know Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States of America. Apr 11, Megan rated it it was ok Shelves: one-time-deal. This book actually gave me more insight into Barack Obama's history and how hard of a life he had growing up. I thought it was interesting how involved he became with the whole black vs. This is also a YA biography for a class I have and I liked how it explained a little about the history portions of the book ie: Jim Cro This book actually gave me more insight into Barack Obama's history and how hard of a life he had growing up.
This is also a YA biography for a class I have and I liked how it explained a little about the history portions of the book ie: Jim Crow laws. Oct 08, Alfredo rated it really liked it. This book is an inspiration for me, motivating me to read more books, I believe education is the key that allow our people to hope for something else, i am agree about that he is a citizen of the world because he has lived in several places.
He believes in knowledge and love, i think is a powerful combination. The main idea that a like from this book is "we may come from differents places and have differents stories but we share common HOPE and one very American Dream.
After read this book i rea This book is an inspiration for me, motivating me to read more books, I believe education is the key that allow our people to hope for something else, i am agree about that he is a citizen of the world because he has lived in several places. After read this book i really think that we can have a better future Feb 25, 3shivk3 rated it it was amazing.
SO: he focused really hard in school and the graduated and got enrolled int Harvard university. THEN: he took low paying jobs to help others but then his boss convinced him to run for president and then he ended up winning the election and is now still currently president. Oct 25, Jey rated it liked it Shelves: read-in This was an interesting biography. One exceptionally interesting thing was that anything that could be construed as innapropriate in his background was glossed over and given an excuse. I found several "facts" that I'm quite unsure of.
This book had a definitely liberal-minset tone, don't read it unless you agree with the democrats completely or won't be swayed by propoganda. Despite all that, Barack is an interesting man, and I'm glad I know more about his background now. Nov 16, Reid added it. I liked this book over all because it taught me a lot about barack obamas life and history. Before I read this book I didn't know a lot at all about Barack Obama and I didn't really like him that much but after reading this i can say that I have much more respect for him as a person and president.
One problem though was that i didn't really relate to the book as much as i could have because I'm not african american. Nov 19, Samantha Lazar rated it it was amazing Shelves: informational. What an amazing man! I am so excited to see what he will do to improve our country. He is intelligent and very capable of moving our country in the right direction. He is very well-educated man who has just made history in America.
He seems very honest and determined, and his words are very powerful. This is a great book, and I think everyone should read this book, even the people who doubt him because there is so much to learn about Obama. Jan 25, Alda Nielsdottir rated it it was amazing. Just WOW! This biography included not only a detailed description of the life of Barack Obama before he was sworn in as president but a lot of background information on his parents as well. It was a good, easy read with a lot of information.
Learning about his life before becoming a politician just made me respect the guy even more. And on top of all that the book, particularly the introduction was well written, I'd love to read more books from this author. Dec 18, Samantha rated it really liked it Shelves: informational , biography , child-literature , presidents. Really enjoyed reading about our current president and his life up to his election. Didn't know some of what I read.
Would include this in my classroom for older students. The book does a good job of defining words 12 year-olds may not know, but I would probably keep this for middle school grades. Mar 01, Deb rated it it was ok Shelves: teen-non-fiction. Pretty dry book about Obama's life up until the elections.
It does explain government and politics so that middle schoolers can understand, but there's not much flair to the writing. I read it because my son had to and because I wanted to learn more about Obama's childhood. I got that so I might recommend it to students.
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