November 4, 2008 marked a historical election day for our country.
Barack Obama became America's first African-American president. Barack
Obama: Making History from the Hameray Biography
Series is a great book for children to learn about the life of
our forty-fourth president.
Purposefully written for reluctant readers in grades 3-8, this
simple, 40-page paperback is divided into eight easy-to-read chapters.
It covers the basics such as birth, childhood, schooling, marriage,
accomplishments, and of course, winning the 2008 presidential election.
The facts and information presented are interesting. Photographs
and inspirational quotes throughout add a personal touch. This
would be a great resource for students who are writing a report
on Barack Obama.
Other features are also included in Barack Obama: Making History. Fourteen
bold-faced words in the text are defined in a glossary in the back
of the book. There is a timeline of Obama's life from birth to
2008 and a list of books, videos, and websites for further research.
If you are looking for low difficulty level, high-interest biographies
that meet state and national education standards for social studies
and reading, consider adding this book and others from the Hameray
Biography Series. Biographies are sold individually for $8.95 or
in packs of 6 for $53.70.