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Barack Obama Making History Review by Brandi TesreauAdria F. Klein
Hameray Publishing Group
11545 Sorrento Valley Road, Suite 310
San Diego, CA 92121
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 HamerayBiography 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.
Product Review by Brandi Tesreau, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, LLC, October, 2011