It was with trepidation that I looked through the list of Perfect Picture Books on Susanna Leonard Hill’s site for this one, thinking of course someone else had already done it. It was with surprise it hadn’t. So I am delighted to bring this to you.
Author/ Illustrator : Jonah Winter/ A. G. Ford
Theme: History, nonfiction, president
Publication by Collins, Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2008
Teacher Guides for Barack are here:
And for Barack Obama as United States President here:
Summary: This is a biographical picture book of Barack Obama up to his Senate Career, One the last page it says something about him being nominated for President. Here is the summary from inside the jacket. “”This is a journey that began in many places. It began in Kansas, home of Barack’s mother. It began in Africa, home of Barack’s father. It began in Hawaii one moonlight night, the night that Barack was born.
Sometimes it was a lonely journey. Sometimes it was an enchanted journey. But throughout the most unusual ride, this boy often wondered: Who am I? Where do I belong?”
Why I love it: In this stunning picture book, Jonah Winter and AG Ford re-create the extraordinary story behind the journey of our president, Barack Obama. And they do it very well. I Just loved seeing his young life in living color while Jonah Winter described it. I have yet to read Obama’s book The Audacity of Hope, but maybe I’ll find time now. No matter how one feels about our current president his life is one of courage and hope. I really enjoyed reading this Perfect Picture Book for Friday.
Thanks so much for reading this. If you would like to read more books like this one go to Susanna Leonard Hill’s Perfect Picture Books site
where you will find a treasure trove of good stories for students , parents and teachers and librarians. All categorized in alphabet order and in order of theme. Go there and see for yourself why you should and will want to tell others about it. Perfect Picture Book Friday. It’s awesome!
And my books?
Annie’s Special Day and Edmund Pickle Chin, a Donkey Rescue Story. See below for the jackets. You can purchase them and find more information here :