Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope

August 4, 1961: Barack Obama Born
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▪Obama was the first African American President of the United States of America

▪Born in Honolulu, Hawaii

▪Obama’s father, Barack Obama Sr. was from Kenya, and their family is part of the Luo tribe

▪Obama Sr. attended the University of Hawaii where he met and married his wife

▪Obama’s father moved back to Kenya when he was only a toddler, keeping in touch by writing, Obama would only see his father once more before his passing

▪Obama moved to Jakarta, Indonesia with his mother and stepfather when he was six years old

▪Obama returned to Hawaii to live with his grandparents to attend a private school

▪Obama attended Columbia University and Harvard Law School

▪Prior to attended Harvard, Obama worked to help improve living, education, and working conditions for residents on the South Side of Chicago

▪While at Harvard Obama was chosen as the first African American President of the Harvard Law Review

▪Obama practiced civil rights law, and taught at the University of Chicago Law School

▪Obama served as State Senator of Illinois for eight years

▪Obama was the keynote speaker at the 2004 Democratic convention

▪Obama served as United States Senator

▪Obama ran and won the United States Presidential election in 2008 becoming the 44th President of the United States

▪Obama served two terms as President of the United States
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Book Feature: Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope (2008)
Written by: Nikki Grimes
Illustrated by: Bryan Collier

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