Monday, March 1, 2010

Who Is Barack Obama? by Roberta Edwards

Book review by Kevin

The book I choose to read and review was “Who Is Barack Obama”. The book describes Barack Obama’s childhood and his journey to become the 44th President of the United States and the first African American president. Barack had many childhood experiences by living and traveling to many different places. The main characters in the book are Barack, Barcak’s mother, father, and Michelle Robinson. The story takes place in many different cities and countries such as Honolulu, Jakarta, New York, Kenya, Chicago, and Washington D.C. After finishing high school in Honolulu Barack goes to college in California, New York, and Massachusetts. While in college and law school Barack becomes interested in finding ways to help people and make a difference in their lives. Then Barack becomes interested in politics and becomes a State Senator of Illinois in 1995, a United States Senator in 2005, and President of the United States in 2008.

I liked the book since it taught me a lot about Barack Obama and his life. My favorite part was learning that when Barack played high school basketball his team called him Barry O’Bomber for his jump shot. The story of Barack Obama’s life does not remind me of other books or characters since his life is so unique. One thing I found interesting in the book was that there were two Barack Obamas. Barack Obama was named after his African father, and Barack means, “blessed” in Swahili. It was fun to learn that Barack Obama had a pet ape named Tata when he was six years old and living in Jakarta. It was also interesting to find out that some people didn’t know his name while he was running for President and they called him Barack Yo-Mama or Barack Alabama. I would recommended this book since it gives you so many great facts about Barack Obama, his childhood, and how he become the 44th President of The United States of America.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Barack Obama is a great President.

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