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Barack Obama : son of promise, child of hope

by Grimes, Nikki.

Format: Print Book 2008
Availability: Available at 22 Libraries 22 of 31 copies
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Summary
Nikki Grimes's lyrical text and Bryan Collier's distinctive collages tell the inspirational story of Barack Obama. Raised in Jakarta and Hawaii, Obama has become a force for social change. Like JFK and Martin Luther King, Obama is a link in the long chain of people who have fought so that the United States fulfils the promises upon which it was founded. Just as the baton has been passed to Obama from previous leaders, Obama is already a role model for the young people who will one day assume the mantle of leadership.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Inspirational is the word for this glowing picture-book biography, framed by the fictional story of a small African American boy who asks his loving, single-parent mom to tell him about Barack Obama. With fast free verse ( His family stretched / from Kansas to Kenya; / his mama, white as whipped cream, / his daddy, black as ink ) and big, handsome illustrations, Coretta Scott King Award winners Grimes and Collier tell the story of Obama's life. Beginning with his childhood in Hawaii, double-page spreads show him interacting with kids from all over the world. Despite the sadness of his parents getting divorced, both inspire him to find hope in education, and he learns to confront racism ( hurt and hate and history ), and is moved to help the poor. Grimes' stirring words and Collier's watercolor-and-collage pictures convey the power of diversity to make a new whole. On each spread a small box displays the running conversation between the boy and his mother, and his final comment is: When I grow up, I want to be the president. --Rochman, Hazel Copyright 2008 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: ""One day Hope stopped by for a visit," begins this biography, narrowly framed as an exchange between an African-American mother and her son. They sit together on a "frayed" sofa in a "tenement" as she tells him who "Braco-what?" is and why he is so special; at the end she blinks back tears when he tells her that he, too, wants to be president when he grows up. (Hope later talks to Barack Obama, as does God.) Grimes (Bronx Masquerade) approaches her themes with a heavy hand, starting with her treatment of race as she describes "his mama, white as whipped cream,/ his daddy, black as ink" (she gets at awe similarly: "Barry's mom married/ a man named Lolo/ and--Oh! The wonderland/ he took Barry to: Indonesia"). Collier uses watercolor and collage, a choice he explains as a metaphor for the way Obama has "piece[d] life's issues together to create a courageous vision for the world." There is much to find in each composition (artfully placed photo images, batik patterns, etc.), but the illustrations often feel static and a few (like the one in which a single tear streams momentously down Obama's cheek), stagy. Ages 5-10. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Obama, Barack -- Juvenile literature.
Obama, Barack.
United States. -- Congress. -- Senate -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
United States. -- Congress. -- Senate -- Biography.
Legislators -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
African American legislators -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Presidential candidates -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Racially mixed people -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Legislators.
African American legislators.
Presidential candidates.
Racially mixed people -- Biography.
Publisher New York :Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers,2008
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors Collier, Bryan.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 9781416971443 (hardcover)
1416971440 (hardcover)
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