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The Story of Barack Obama: An Inspiring Biography for Young Readers (The Story of: Inspiring Biographies for Young Readers) (Paperback)

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Help kids ages 6 to 9 discover the life of Barack Obama—a story about hope, change, and breaking down barriers

Barack Obama was the first African American president of the United States. Before he made history fighting for the environment, healthcare, and civil rights, he was a smart kid who knew he wanted to help others. He worked hard to become a lawyer, a senator, and then president, all so that he could make people's lives better.

With this Barack Obama children's book, you can explore how he went from being a boy growing up in Hawaii to one of the most celebrated leaders in the world. How will his extraordinary journey inspire you?

  • Independent reading—This Barack Obama biography is broken down into short chapters and simple language so kids 6 to 9 can read and learn on their own.
  • Critical thinking—Kids will learn the Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How of Barack's life, find definitions of new words, discussion questions, and more.
  • A lasting legacy—Find out how Barack Obama progressed from a kid to the president of the United States with a helpful timeline.

If you've been searching for a Barack Obama children's book, The Story of Barack Obama has everything you need!

Discover activists, artists, athletes, and more from all across history with the rest of The Story Of series, including famous figures like: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Joe Biden, and Kamala Harris.

About the Author

TONYA LESLIE, PhD is an educational consultant, editor, program developer, professional development service provider, and children’s book author. Dr. Leslie has worked with pioneering institutions such as PBS, The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Sesame Workshop, and Girl Scouts of the USA. Read more at

Praise For…

“In a time when accurate history and educational equity are so important to identity formation for young readers, the incredible and inspiring book The Story of Barack Obama is both a tribute and a delightful read. Tonya Leslie tells the amazing and groundbreaking life story of Obama while posing relevant questions for young people to challenge themselves. The illustrations and design are fantastically engaging, and this book should be in every classroom library globally!” —Niomi Plotkin, Urban Educational Leader
Product Details
ISBN: 9781647391058
ISBN-10: 1647391059
Publisher: Rockridge Press
Publication Date: July 28th, 2020
Pages: 68
Language: English
Series: The Story of: Inspiring Biographies for Young Readers