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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (231 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nikki Grimes Narrator: Nikki Grimes Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Just in time for the 2012 election, a book & CD edition of the #1 New York Times bestselling picture-book biography of the 44th President!

Nikki Grimes’s lyrical text and Bryan Collier's distinctive collages tell the inspirational story of

President Barack Obama. Raised in Jakarta and Hawaii, Obama’s election as President represented a watershed moment in our nation's history.

Like JFK and Martin Luther King, Obama is a link in the long chain of people who have fought so that this country fulfills the promises upon which it was founded. Just as the baton has been passed to Obama from previous leaders, Obama is a role model for the young people who will one day assume the mantle of leadership, and this book will celebrate and inspire them.

This #1 New York Times bestselling book is available for the first time as a book & CD, read by author Nikki Grimes. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Inspirational…convey[s] the power of diversity to make a ‘new whole.’”


  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Christy | 2/19/2014

    " A very cute story about the life and promise of hope from our 44th president. The story tells about his life growing up as a multi-racial child to his rise to greatness. An inspiring story for all children. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jamie | 2/15/2014

    " Excellent for children and their parents alike. I read this to my two sons who are 8 and 9-years-old and they both loved it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Seher Patka | 2/11/2014

    " A book about the life of Barack Obama and bringing change into the U.S. First African American president of the United States. Excellent book to read for S.S. and can be incorporated into Language Arts lessons. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Meredith Miner | 2/9/2014

    " I bought this book at the scholastic book fair and added it to my library, but never read it myself. I am happy to have this book in my collection. I enjoy Brian Collier's illustrations, and think this book will be wonderful to have and share as a part of American History. "

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