Fall '20

Barack Obama

Our 44th President

From the Set The United States Presidents

A thorough, illustrated biography discussing the childhood, career, family, and election of Barack Obama, forty-fourth president of the United States. Includes a table of contents, time line, phonetic glossary, sources for further research, an index, and detailed captions and sidebars to aid in comprehension.

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  • A Multicultural Childhood
  • Dreams from His Father
  • Entering Politics
  • President Obama
  • Time Line
  • Glossary
  • The United States Government
  • Choosing the President
  • The White House
  • Presidential Perks
  • Facts
  • For More Information
  • Index
Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Dewey 973
Lexile 960
ATOS Reading Level
Guided Reading Level W
Language English
Publisher The Child's World, Inc.
Format Reinforced book, Hosted ebook
ISBN 9781503844353, 9781503848047
Copyright 2021, 2021
Number of Pages 48, 48
Dimensions 7.5 x 9.5, 7.5 x 9.5
Graphics Full-color photographs, Historical photographs

A noteworthy review of The United States Presidents from School Library Journal on November 1, 2020

Young readers learn about each president’s childhood, their introduction to politics, and time in office. Significant world events that occurred during the president’s tenure are highlighted in boldface to facilitate comprehension and provide historical context. Each title includes a time line, information on the branches of government and the election process, and a glossary. The role of the First Lady is discussed, featuring a page dedicated to her biography and official work. Fun anecdotes are included to humanize the presidents. For example, when Ronald Reagan worked as a lifeguard, he once rescued a set of false teeth. Above all, this series does not glorify the presidents. Their flaws and failures are mentioned as well as their successes. Andrew Jackson was known as the ’people’s president,’ but he was also a racist who terrorized Native Americans. Thomas Jefferson publicly disavowed slavery, but he enslaved Black people and directly profited from the institution of slavery. VERDICT The United States presidents get a fresh treatment in this fair and informative biography series. Readers will understand that no human is perfect, including the presidents.

A noteworthy review of The United States Presidents from Booklist on October 1, 2020

The United States Presidents series (44 titles) reviews the lives of those who held America’s highest office. The first half of this biography follows young Barry from his upbringing in Hawaii and Indonesia through decades of education and his meteoric rise in politics, with the second half covering his presidency, including his major goals, challenges, achievements, and landmark moments. Nichols’ prose is clear and concise, maintaining a tone that favors Obama. Personable photography, pull-quotes, and brief sidebars complement the appealing layout. Quoted dialogue and selected details offer narrative immersion, though no sources are cited. Rich back matter includes a time line, glossary, and index, plus descriptions of government branches and operations, the White House, and presidential perks, making this a solid resource for young researchers interested in U.S. government and politics as a whole.