The Story of Barack Obama (The Story Of)

by Tonya Leslie (Author)

The Story of Barack Obama (The Story Of)
Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade
Series: The Story Of

Help kids ages 6 to 9 discover the life of Barack Obama--a story about hope, change, and breaking down barriers

Barack Obama became the first African American president of the United States. Before he made history fighting for the environment, health care, and civil rights, he was a smart kid who knew he wanted to help others. He worked hard to become a lawyer, a senator, and then the president, all so that he could make people's lives better.With this Barack Obama children's book, you can explore how he went from being a boy growing up in Hawaii to one of the most celebrated leaders in the world. How will his extraordinary journey inspire you?

This Barack Obama children's book includes:

  • A lasting legacy―Learn how Barack made the world a better place―for today and future generations.
  • Word definitions―Explore a glossary for some of the more advanced words in this Barack Obama children's book.
  • Visual timeline―See how Barack progressed from a kid to the president in this unique Barack Obama children's book.

If you've been searching for a Barack Obama children's book that explains the Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How of his life, The Story of Barack Obama has everything you need!

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Review quotes

"In a time when accurate history and educational equity are so important to identity formation for young readers, the incredible and inspiring book The Story of Barack Obama is both a tribute and a delightful read. Tonya Leslie tells the amazing and groundbreaking life story of Obama while posing relevant questions for young people to challenge themselves. The illustrations and design are fantastically engaging, and this book should be in every classroom library globally!" —Niomi Plotkin, Urban Educational Leader

Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Rockridge Press
Publication date
September 20, 2021
The Story Of
BISAC categories
JNF007070 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Political
JNF025250 - Juvenile Nonfiction | History | United States/21st Century
JNF007130 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Presidents & First Families (U.S.)
Library of Congress categories
United States
Juvenile works
Obama, Barack

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