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Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope

Raised in Jakarta and Hawaii, Barack Obama has become a force for social change, first as an Illinois Senator and now as candidate for President of the United States.

This first-ever picture book about Obama follows his life from Hawaii to Chicago to Indonesia to Kenya. The elements of Barack Obama's life are explored in picturesque imagery, in the loose form of a conversation between a mother and her son living in a tenement house. With watercolor & collage illustrations and poetic text, this unique story of Barack Obama will introduce children to the basic framework of his life. 40 pages.

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Review 1 for Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope
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Date:October 29, 2013
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Jenn
Location:CA
Age:25-34
Gender:female
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I am so very upset about seeing this book available at this retailer. They are usually very particular about what they sell, that it upholds their values. This book does not. As someone else pointed out, it makes Obama sound as if he was a divine soul. As a follower of Christ I am against that portrayal. Beyond the overtone of extreme love and awe for our president, it does not align with his own autobiographies! He discusses having several sexual relationships and frequent drug use in his own books (starting at least in high school). That is just the tip of things I found distasteful. I would not have my children read this and idolize him- only to find out later what kind of man he really is. This is utter trash and you'd be better off just reading his own autos to get the good and bad of a human being. NOT a being of worship. To those who reviewed saying they were grateful for the info I feel sorry and even more-so with them sharing it with young impressionable children. You should have double checked your info source. Read his AUTO!!!
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Review 2 for Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope
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Date:July 18, 2010
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Pauline Schmidt
Beautiful poetry and gorgeous illustrations tell the biography of Barack Obama, the 44th president of the United States.
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Review 3 for Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope
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Date:September 26, 2009
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ShameonYou
I was floored by the Messiah-like portrayal and iconographic art stylings used to describe and show Obama in this book. The portrayals, descriptions, and even the story of his life was heavy with overt references to some sort of divine birth, etc. and I found it completely disturbing as a Christian. The only indoctrination I want my children exposed to is that that solely comes from the Bible itself, not near-sacrilegious depictions of a political figure.
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Review 4 for Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope
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Date:December 10, 2008
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Yvonne Mason
This a very good book on child Obama. I'm very fortunate to have such information and I hope my grandson will enjoy as much as I.
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