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DK Biography: Barack Obama Reviews

UPDATE TIME: 2018-06-26 
Review Score: 4 out of 5 star From 11 user ratings
ISBN:0756658047
LANGUAGE:English

" This biography has lots of pictures and info in sidebars. Good for the school library. " said.

" Biography level unknownTime 11/9 40min 11/10 50min7 word summary Obama-America-president-Hawaii-Indonesia-lawyer-patriotismDiscussion questionObama traveled many places. Moreover, he experienced many hard time. Now he is president of America.Have you ever experienced hard time?When I was a high school student, I studied so hard to pass examinations.Obama is so famous. His life tells me that I have to do my best to accomplish something! " said.

"This book is chock full of information about Obama's development, and gives a good understanding of how he became so aware of the downtrodden, not just giving it lip service.

Nice to have photos interspersed throughout, and to hear about his varied background. He's my favourite politician, although I've taken him down a notch since the Snowden situation, because he could have done better with all that.

Still, he's done so much for America, breaking barriers that have been there for hundreds of years. I'm glad to have witnessed his presidency, sad its over now, can only hope he may return after the damage sure to be done in the Trump era that's coming.
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"The book, Barrack Obama by Stephen Krensky is a great book by the DK Publishers, about the detailed life of Barrack Obama from his birt to his becoming the president. His life is very very interesting how he is born to an american mom and a african dad, and how he faces a lot of hardships in his life and becoming one of the most powerful people of the world. His story is very interesting how his dad leaves his family and returns to Kenya in his very early childhood, and later his mom marrying another Indonesian guy, though her family were not allowing her to marry someone from a different country and also marrying second time. I really really recommend it because I found Barrack Obama's life really interesting, especially about his childhood and how he became the president.
I had a connection to the world how Obama was a child of parents from two nationalities, and there is majority of people in the world that have parents from two different countries. There are also many recurring themes in the book. One of them is even if we face a lot of obstacles we should always try to reach our goals and always work and try hard to achieve our goals. One of the other themes are that we should never fall apart if we lose someone in our family, we should always breakthrough it and fight it and try to achieve our respective goals. There were really no figurative language throughout the book though.
Thus, I really really recommend this book because it is a very great and interesting book, at least I find it really really interesting how he is born to a black father and a white mom, and later his father leaves the family and his mom marries another Indonesian guy, spending some time in Hawaii and Indonesia. I find it really really interesting also how he came to be the 44th US President, which I find really really cool. It is very interesting how he became a senator to a president through many obstacles and hardships. It is a very inspiring and motivational book.
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"-DK publishing inc, DK Biographies
-Time;5/14=65min, 5/21=65min, 5/28=100min
-7-word summary;Hawaii-Born-Grow-Indonesia-Back-School-Independent
-Discussion Question
Q. If you lived in Hawaii, and you would go to a university, would you like to go out from Hawaii or stay in Hawaii to go to a university? (Going out from Hawaii means that you have to leave your parents)
A. I cannot imagine that condition. However, I want to try to live alone or stay at a domitory because I have never tried to live far from my parents.
-Comments
This part was about Obama's childhood. I thought he was just a man as well as other people. I expected he was a super person who could do anything. He was just a person, whose education was so nice. His mother was great and if she wasn't his mother, he would not be a president in the United States.
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5/21=65min
-7-word summary; Father-died-Chicago- work-Kenya-law-school
-Discussion question
Q. Have you ever thought that you would go to a different university instead of NUFS?
A. In fact, yes. I would like to go to a different university when I was a high school student. Also, sometimes I think that I would enter the university I really wanted to go. However,I am really glad to enter NUFS and meet my friends in NUFS.
-Comments
I really respect Barack Obama because he always tries to be better. I have never thought that after graduating from NUFS, I would like to go to another university to study other things. However, after working in Chicago, he entered Harvard Law School. I cannot do the same thing as him.
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5/28=100min
-7-word summary; start-politician-presidency-Mrs. Clinton- first-African-American-president
-Discussion Question
Q. If Hillary Clinton would have been president of the United States, she were the first female president there. Do you think someday there would be female prime minister in Japan?
A. I think there would be female prime minister in Japan someday. However, there are few women in the Japanese Diet. It would take a lot of time.
-Comments
Finally, I finished reading this book. I did not know much about Barack Obama before, but I could get a lot of information about him. This book finished the part Barack Obama could be president in 2008. Therefore, I could not know about recent his action. I want to know more about him!!
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" With many quotes from Obama’s own writings, this is a good summary of his works and story. It flows nicer than Dreams of My Father. This edition is only through his inauguration. I liked the photo choices and information given on people involved in the major milestones of his life. " said.

" I am always impressed by how real Obama is. I also felt a certain closeness from the fact that both of our older daughters were born in July, 1998, and our younger children were born exactly a year apart (Mitch was born in June 2002, Sasha was born in June 2001). " said.

"Geared toward adolescents, this was filled with photos and easy text. 3.5 Stars. Politics aside, I like knowing about my President's life. Here's my favorite quote, from a speech in the campaign for US Senate:

"it sometimes appears that Americans today value nothing so much as being rich, thin, young, famous, safe and entertained."

And later, he wrote, "If we aren't willing to pay a price for our values, if we aren't willing to make some sacrifices in order to realize them, then we should ask ourselves whether we truly believe in them at all."
" said.

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