Barack Obama (Revised Edition) (Gateway Biographies)

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On a cold day in February 2007, Barack Obama - the popular African American senator from Illinois - announced that he was running for president of the United States. He made the announcement in Springfield, Illinois, where almost 150 years earlier Abraham Lincoln had warned Americans of the danger of living in a country divided by slavery. Obama said that day, "Few obstacles can withstand the power of millions of voices calling for change. By ourselves, this change will not happen. Divided, we are bound to fail. But the life of a tall, gangly, self-made Springfield lawyer tells us that a different future is possible." In 2007, many people doubted the junior senator had a chance of winning the Democratic Party's nomination, much less the presidential race. But Obama toughed it out over many months of campaigning on promises of change to eventually gain the highest office in the land, becoming the first African American president of the United States in 2009.

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About the Author:

Marlene Targ Brill has written a number of titles under the Lerner, Millbrook, and Twenty-First Century imprints, among them Margaret Knight: Girl Inventor, Diary of a Drummer Boy, Tourette Syndrome, and Allen Jay and the Underground Railroad.

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Grade 3–7—This revision of Barack Obama: Working to Make a Difference (Lerner, 2006) updates that work through the 2008 election. Laden with photographs and interviews with former teachers, coaches, coworkers and friends, the text introduces interesting details and anecdotes about the president. His is an inspirational life but not without hardships or bad decisions. He felt the humiliation of racial slurs and tried drugs before turning to books by black authors to help him find direction. His work as a community organizer was challenging, and he could have given it up to work at a high-power law firm, but he chose to help people solve their problems, register to vote, and become advocates for themselves. The strength of this book is in the background information that it provides, but it, too, is already dated.—Nancy Baumann, Indian Paintbrush Elementary, Laramie, WY
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