African American History: Barack Obama: The Making of an American President
Learn more about the life and achievement of President Obama.

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Dreams From My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance by Obama, Barack
Notes: A poignant memoir of Obama's long search for personal identity in a world shaped by racial divisions.
Reading Level: Adult
ISBN: 9780307383419
Publisher: Crown Publishers
Published: 2007
Pages: 442 pp
Callnumber: 305.896 Ob15d5
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Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream by Obama, Barack
Notes: Following up on his memoir of his early years Dreams from My Father, Obama writes of his experiences as an Illinois state senator and then as a U.S. senator and the development of his political framework.
Reading Level: Adult
ISBN: 0307237699
Publisher: Crown Publishers
Published: 2006
Pages: 375
Callnumber: 973.0496 Ob15a
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Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope by Grimes, Nikki
Notes: An inspirational life story of the 44th President.
Reading Level: Grades K to 2
ISBN: 9781416971443
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Published: 2008
Callnumber: jE 973.0496 Ob15g
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Yes We Can: A Biography of Barack Obama by Thomas, Garen Eileen
Notes: This clearly written biography of Barack Obama's life up to his presidential campaign will appeal to school aged children.
Reading Level: Grades 4 and Up
ISBN: 9780312537098
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends
Published: 2008
Callnumber: j973.0496 Ob15t
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Barack Obama: the Politics of Hope by Davis, William
Notes: This biography aimed at middle schools readers and up, presents President Obama's heritage and background, his childhood, education, work as a community organizer in Chicago, family life, time in Washington, and decision to enter the 2008 presidential race.
Reading Level: Grades 5 and Up
ISBN: 9781595560247
Publisher: OTTN Pub.
Published: 2008
Callnumber: j973.0496 Ob15d
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Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama by Ifill, Gwen
Notes: This book addresses the role that race played in the election of Barack Obama in 2008 and in the rise of African American politicans, such as Newark mayor Cory Booker and Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick.
Reading Level: Adult
ISBN: 9780385525015
Callnumber: MCN 08882940
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Barack Obama by
Notes: A film biography of Barack Obama, originally broadcast on the Biography Channel in 2005.
Reading Level: Adult
ISBN: 9781422913284
Callnumber: DVD Biography
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The Rise of Barack Obama by Souza, Pete
Notes: Photojournalist Pete Souza documents the meteoric rise of Barack Obama from his first day in the U.S. Senate up to the Pennsylvania presidential primary.
Reading Level: Adult
ISBN: 9781600781636
Callnumber: 973.0496 OB15So
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Michelle: A Biography by Mundy, Liza
Notes: Washington Post reporter Liza Mundy presents this comprehensive look at Michelle Obama from her childhood on Chicago's South Side and her education at Princeton and Harvard Law School to her life as the wife of Barack Obama.
Reading Level: Adult
ISBN: 9781416599432
Callnumber: 973.0496 OB152M
Barack by Winter, Jonah
Notes: A picture book biography of the first African American president Barack Obama.
Reading Level: Preschool to Grade 2
ISBN: 9780061703928
Callnumber: jE 973.0496 OB15W