Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope

Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope

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Barack Obama is the story of an exceptional man, as told by Nikki Grimes and illustrated by Bryan Collier, winners of the Coretta Scott King Award.

Ever since Barack Obama was young, Hope has lived inside him. From the beaches of Hawaii to the streets of Chicago, from the jungles of Indonesia to the plains of Kenya, he has held on to Hope. Even as a boy, Barack knew he wasn't quite like anybody else, but through his journeys he found the ability to listen to Hope and become what he was meant to be: a bridge to bring people together.

This is the moving story of an exceptional man, as told by Nikki Grimes and illustrated by Bryan Collier, both winners of the Coretta Scott King Award. Barack Obama has motivated Americans to believe with him, to believe that every one of us has the power to change ourselves and change our world.

Title:Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781416971443
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  • ij

    A picture book biography on President Barack Obama written by Nikki Grimes and illustrated by Bryan Collier.The book starts out with a boy named David watching television with his mother. He becomes e...

  • Sarina

    I didn’t realize until I read the author’s note at the end that this was written before Barack Obama was elected president. People believed in him back when he was a senator in Illinois! It beau...

  • Jeimy

    Currently reading Michelle’s Becoming when I stumbled upon this gem!...

  • Adrienna

    There is a parallel story shared between a child of Hope was named David as he sees Barack Obama on the television set with his mom, whereas you also see the stream of life experiences with Barack Oba...

  • Lauren

    Growing up in a family of far right-winged republicans, I had my doubts when it came to reading Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope. However, I feel that throughout this book I realized how li...

  • Anna Turner

    Son of Promise, Child of Hope by Nikki Grimes is a biography about Barack Obama. This is a picture book that begins with Obama's childhood, and ends with his presidential inauguration. This was a WOW ...

  • Amber King

    BIOGRAPHYI came across this book as we were collecting books for the lesson study and I found myself in awe. I feel like, as a society, we always talk about the successes of people, but rarely do we e...

  • Lena

    Grade/Interest Level: Upper Elementary (3rd-5th)Reading Level: Lexile, 630L ADGenre: Picture Book, BiographyMain Characters:Barack Obama, David, David's MotherSetting:David's House, Hawaii, Chicago, I...

  • Opetoritse

    It's unfortunate that even a children's book draws out such highly reactionary responses. While this book admittedly favors certain ideologies, none of them are inherently political (e.g. inclusivity,...

  • Csye

    The book Barack Obama: Son of promise, child of hope was written by Nikki Grimes and illustrated by Bryan Collier. This is a bibliography about Obama’s journey to becoming the president of the Unite...