Barack Obama: The Making of a President by Dawne Allette

Barack Obama: The Making of a President

Written by Dawne Allette
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Barack Obama: The Making of a President by Dawne Allette

I was not born into money or status. I was born to a teenage mom in Hawaii, and my dad left us when I was two. But my family gave me love, they gave me education, and most of all they gave me hope... Punctuated with his own words, this biography traces the people, places and experiences that made Barack Obama the powerful man he is today. His story takes us from Kenya to Hawaii and Indonesia to Chicago, embracing many cultures. It also reaches from the past to the present, with photographs of Obama growing up and a timeline of significant events in black history. Barack Obama's story of hope and determination culminates with an account of his historic Inauguration Day and his first 100 days in office.


The inspirational story of an inspirational man, very well written, presented in a really accessible manner and a real joy to read -- Malorie Blackman Hugely readable, dynamic and fascinating -- Claire Larson * * A fast-paced, riveritng read, offering incisive information oon this modern day hero. Stunning full colour photos and snappy fact files complement this superior biography -- Fen Coles * Letterbox Library * It's an inspiring story remininding us just how impressive a character Obama is * Bournemouth Daily Echo *

About the Author

Author Dawne Allette, a native of Grenada, West Indies, has written a number of children's picture books that are noted for their inspiration, lyricism and humour. She has lived in Britain and Iran and now resides in Baltimore, USA. She teaches creative writing and is a literacy programme facilitator for Baltimore Public Schools. She is also a journalist for the Baltimore Times newspaper.

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208 pages


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Tamarind Books an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK

Publication date

30th June 2016



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