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Barack Obama Revised Edition
Contributor(s): Burgan, Michael

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ISBN: 1484638131     ISBN-13: 9781484638132
Publisher: Heinemann/Raintree
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Binding Type: Paperback
Published: August 2016

Annotation: Just a few years ago, most people had never even heard the name Barack Obama. Now he is the President of the United States, the first African-American to hold the office. A brilliant speaker, Obama energized voters, inspiring many who had never voted before to do so. Who is Barack Obama and how did he become so powerful so quickly? What makes him so driven? The exciting biographies in the Front-Page Lives series take an in-depth look at some of the world's most fascinating people.

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Additional Information
Dewey: 320
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 7-9, Age 12-14
Series: Front-Page Lives
Book type: Juvenile Non-Fiction
Physical Information: 9.50" H x 7.50" W x 0.25" (0.65 lbs) 112 pages
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Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2009 November)

Gr 5-8-Focusing on headline makers from the past 20 years or so, this series does not shy away from the controversial topics that are part of what make this grouping of people noteworthy. The subjects' lives are presented with depth and breadth and in such a way as to make clear how their actions impacted the world and why they are or were so important. Headlines and short descriptions of events from various years of the newsmakers' lives begin each chapter and provide context for their actions and motivations. The writing is accessible and engaging, with color and black-and-white photographs and (except in Obama and Gates) color maps complementing the text. Bhutto and bin Laden are particularly good choices as they offer provocative, compelling information about people whose personal stories are not often told. The other books are solid additional purchases.

[Page 62]. Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.
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