The Story of Barack Obama: A Biography Book for New Readers (The Story Of: A Biography Series for New Readers) (Hardcover)

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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 became the first African American president of the United States. Before he made history fighting for the environment, health care, 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 the 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?

This Barack Obama children's book includes:
  • A lasting legacy—Learn how Barack made the world a better place—for today and future generations.
  • Word definitions—Explore a glossary for some of the more advanced words in this Barack Obama children's book.
  • Visual timeline—See how Barack progressed from a kid to the president in this unique Barack Obama children's book.

If you've been searching for a Barack Obama children's book that explains the Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How of his life, The Story of Barack Obama has everything you need!

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: 9781638788386
ISBN-10: 1638788383
Publisher: Rockridge Press
Publication Date: September 7th, 2021
Pages: 68
Language: English
Series: The Story Of: A Biography Series for New Readers