Parents' Guide to

Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope

By Patricia Tauzer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Inspirational message perfect for inaugural celebration.

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Kids say (1 ):

This is more than a biography; it's a song of courage, hope, and inspiration. Language that is both poetic and elegant presents the story while also creating a very heartfelt, moving tone that goes beyond the ordinary. Though some may argue that this is the somewhat glorified substance of a myth-in-the-making, young readers especially will come away with a genuine understanding of what makes Barack Obama such a unique and capable person, and will probably also be inspired.

The technique of using a narrator (the mother talking to her son) and Bryan Collier's stirring illustrations add another level of truth to the upbeat message of change and promise.

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