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The President of the United States: Barack Obama, April 13, 2009
By The RAWSISTAZ Reviewers
BARACK OBAMA: Son of Promise, Child of Hope by Nikki Grimes and Illustrated by Bryan Collier accomplishes everything it sets out to do for young readers. This biography for children is the ideal book to introduce children to a new era for social awareness. It touches on every aspect of humanity without eliminating anyone by race, creed, religion, disability, or social status. The poor people who inspired a child, turned out to be the very people who influenced him to effect change. BARACK OBAMA: Son of Promise, Child of Hope emphasizes to children the importance of self-determination despite the odds. It plants the necessary seed of preparing today's young minds for tomorrow's leadership. Nikki Grimes has successfully compressed the Grammy award winning: Dreams From My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance by Mr. Obama into bite-sized, chewable pieces, which makes BARACK OBAMA: Son of Promise, Child of Hope compatible for educational purposes in the home and school.
This perfect work of literature has fantastic illustrations that help children understand the basic principals of bridging the gap that found many people hurting. Nikki Grimes skillfully teaches children about Mr. Obama's humbleness and humility that became the foundation for him to embrace his past and future to unite a country. The values of his family near and far, their love in rainbow colors, his faith strong as a rock, and his hope to fulfill dreams are showcased in the most profound ways for any developing child. Reading BARACK OBAMA: Son of Promise, Child of Hope to children becomes even more powerful for adults and children as the words resonate deeply. It is a must have for every American home and especially the homes of our future leaders, the children