Barack Obama: Working to Make a Difference
Marlene Targ Brill
The son of a white woman from the Midwest and a black man from Kenya, Barak Obama spent his early years in Honolulu, Hawaii where his parents had met at the University of Hawaii. After his father finished graduate school and returned to Kenya, Barak and his mother continued to live with his mother's parents in Hawaii. When he was six, his mother married again and the family moved to Indonesia for four years. Barak Obama graduated from the Punahou School in Honolulu and Columbia University. After college, he began working at the Developing Communities Project in Chicago, where he hoped to improve conditions for people in poor neighborhoods. Some three years later he traveled to Kenya where he met his paternal grandmother and other relatives. He studied law at Harvard Law School, serving as editor of the prestigious Harvard Law Review; in 1999 he was elected its president, a first for an African American. He later married another Harvard Law graduate and moved to Chicago, where he joined a small law firm focusing on civil rights. He was active in local politics and later served as a state senator. In 2004 he ran--and won--a seat in the US Senate, only the fifth African American to do so. This thoughtful biography introduces Barak Obama's inspirational story and will be a helpful addition to juvenile literature about current political figures. Other books in the "Gateway Biographies" series include biographies of Toni Morrison and Jonas Salk. 2006, Millbrook Press, $23.93. Ages 9 to 12. Reviewer: Valerie O. Patterson (Children's Literature).
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