Thursday, July 30, 2020

The Story of Barack Obama: A Biography Book for New Readers (The Story Of: A Biography Series for New Readers)

The Story of Barack Obama is part of a new biography series for young readers. Released 28th July 2020 from Callisto on their Rockridge Press imprint, it's 67 pages (for the print copy) and available in paperback and ebook formats. It's worth noting that the ebook format has a handy interactive table of contents as well as interactive links. I've really become enamored of ebooks with interactive formats lately. For Kindle Unlimited subscribers, this book is currently included in the KU subscription library to borrow and read for free.

This is a well illustrated, colorful, and engaging biography. The material is presented chronologically and includes lots of quotes from the people famous for civil rights, service to the USA, and current history. The art supports and illustrates the story very well. There are included time lines with bullet entries which provide a concise look at when important events happened and how they affected him growing up.

This would make a superlative choice for classroom or home library (or public library, when we can use them again). There are text box guided questions throughout called "Jump in the think tank" which ask the readers salient points to expand on during their reading. They invite the reader to think about how things which impacted Mr. Obama are also relevant to kids today.

There is also an included glossary and comprehensive bibliography/resource list for further reading. I really enjoyed this book and recommend it to educators.

Five stars.

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.

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