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Barack Obama

Son of Promise, Child of Hope

Barack Obama( 1 customer ratings | )
Author: Grimes, Nikki
Illustrator: Collier, Bryan
ISBN:978-1-4169-7144-3
Publication Date:Aug 2008
Publisher:Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Imprint:Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $17.99
Book Description:

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...
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Author Biography
Grimes, Nikki (Author)
Nikki Grimes was born and raised in New York City. She began writing poetry at age six and is well-known for writing award-winning books primarily for children and young adults. Bronx Masquerade and Talkin' About Bessie both won Coretta Scott King Awards, and her poetry collections featuring Danitra Brown are very popular. Grimes received the NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children in 2006.

She has written articles for magazines including Essence and Today's Christian Woman, as well as hosted radio programs in New York and Sweden. She has lectured and read her poetry at schools in Russia, China, Sweden, and Tanzania. Grimes is also a prolific artist, creating works of fiber art, beaded jewelry, peyote beading, handmade cards, and photography.

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