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The Resource Yes we can : a biography of Barack Obama, by Garen Thomas

Yes we can : a biography of Barack Obama, by Garen Thomas

Label
Yes we can : a biography of Barack Obama
Title
Yes we can
Title remainder
a biography of Barack Obama
Statement of responsibility
by Garen Thomas
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Review
Gr 5–9— Thomas describes Obama as a "new leader who seems to be granting Americans a renewed license to dream," and maintains an admiring tone throughout. She opens with a look at his Kenyan father and American mother and covers Obama's childhood, education, and early influences. The author also relates his efforts as an adult to learn about his father and his African heritage and to find his place in America. The last chapters chronicle Obama's rapid political ascent and his early victories in the Democratic primary, briefly mentioning some campaign controversies, such as his relationship with outspoken minister Jeremiah Wright. Each section of the book opens with a quote from Obama, and the text is supplemented with black-and-white photos of the senator and his family and friends. Although Thomas does not document her sources, an author's note explains that she draws both from Obama's own memoirs and other published and interview sources. While there is little here that has not been widely reported in the media or adult titles, Thomas's clear prose will help students learn more about the first African American to gain a major party nomination for the presidency.—Mary Mueller, Rolla Junior High School, MO --Mary Mueller (Reviewed October 1, 2008) (School Library Journal, vol 54, issue 10, p176)
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
289234
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thomas, Garen Eileen
Dewey number
  • 328.73092
  • B
Index
no index present
Interest level
MG
LC call number
E901.1.O23
LC item number
T46 2008
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 5
  • 9
Reading level
8
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Obama, Barack
  • United States
  • African Americans
  • African American legislators
  • Legislators
  • Presidential candidates
  • Racially mixed people
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a biography of Barack Obama
Label
Yes we can : a biography of Barack Obama, by Garen Thomas
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
708889
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xi, 206 pages:
Isbn
9780312537098
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2008015316
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780312537098
  • (OCoLC)213301183
Label
Yes we can : a biography of Barack Obama, by Garen Thomas
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
708889
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xi, 206 pages:
Isbn
9780312537098
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2008015316
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780312537098
  • (OCoLC)213301183

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