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Son of Promise, Child of Hope
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About The Book
Barack Obama is the story of an exceptional man, as told by Nikki Grimes and illustrated by Bryan Collier, winners of the Coretta Scott King Award.
Ever since Barack Obama was young, Hope has lived inside him. From the beaches of Hawaii to the streets of Chicago, from the jungles of Indonesia to the plains of Kenya, he has held on to Hope. Even as a boy, Barack knew he wasn't quite like anybody else, but through his journeys he found the ability to listen to Hope and become what he was meant to be: a bridge to bring people together.
This is the moving story of an exceptional man, as told by Nikki Grimes and illustrated by Bryan Collier, both winners of the Coretta Scott King Award. Barack Obama has motivated Americans to believe with him, to believe that every one of us has the power to change ourselves and change our world.
About The Illustrator
Bryan Collier is a beloved illustrator known for his unique style combining watercolor and detailed collage. He is a four-time Caldecott Honor recipient for Trombone Shorty, Dave the Potter, Martin’s Big Words, and Rosa. His books have won many other awards as well, including six Coretta Scott King Illustrator Awards. His recent books include By and By, Thurgood, The Five O’Clock Band, and Between the Lines. He lives in New York with his family.
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (August 26, 2008)
- Length: 48 pages
- ISBN13: 9781416971443
- Grades: K - 3
- Ages: 5 - 8
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- Children's Non-Fiction > Biography & Autobiography > Cultural, Ethnic & Regional
- Children's Non-Fiction > History > United States > 21st Century
- Children's Non-Fiction > Biography & Autobiography > Political
- Children's Non-Fiction > Biography & Autobiography > People of Color
Awards and Honors
- CBC/NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Book
- Volunteer State Book Award Nominee (TN)
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Book Cover Image (jpg): Barack Obama
Hardcover 9781416971443(2.0 MB)
Author Photo (jpg): Nikki Grimes
Photograph by Aaron Lemen(0.1 MB)
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More books from this illustrator: Bryan Collier
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