Barack Obama: The Making of a President

Author(s): Dawne Allette

Biography, YA,children

'I was not born into money or status. I was born to a teenage mom in Hawaii, and my dad left us when I was two. But my family gave me love, they gave me education, and most of all they gave me hope...' Punctuated with his own words, this biography traces the people, places and experiences that made Barack Obama the powerful man he is today. His story takes us from Kenya to Hawaii and Indonesia to Chicago, embracing many cultures. It also reaches from the past to the present, with photographs of Obama growing up and a timeline of significant events in black history. This work presents Barack Obama's story of hope and determination culminates with an account of his historic Inauguration Day and his first 100 days in office.


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An accessible and uplifting biography of Barack Obama, the first black president of the United States.

A fast-paced, riveting read, offering incisive information into this modern day hero. Stunning full colour photos and snappy fact files complement this superior biography. Letterbox Library 20090727 The inspirational story of a inspirational man, very well written, presented in a really accessible manner and a real joy to read. Malorie Blackman

Author Dawne Allette, a native of Grenada, West Indies, has written a number of children's picture books that are noted for their inspiration, lyricism and humour. She has lived in Britain and Iran and now resides in Baltimore, USA. She teaches creative writing and is a literacy programme facilitator for Baltimore Public Schools. She is also a journalist for the Baltimore Times newspaper.

General Fields

  • : 9781848530225
  • : Random House Children's Books
  • : Tamarind Books
  • : September 2009
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 13mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Dawne Allette
  • : Paperback
  • : 11-Sep
  • : 973.932092
  • : 192
  • : True stories
  • : Illustrations