Obama’s Historic Journey is one that took our family by surprise. I must admit I was reluctant to get too excited around the kids during the elction. I was concerned they would be too disappointed if the outcome was against Obama.
Like much of the country, we were watching a lot of news coverage at the time and I noticed boy2001 looking up a lot when they talked about Obama. There’s no doubt in my mind that he identifies with Obama and can imagine himself being President some day. Our girls couldn’t get enough of Mrs. Obama and the Obama girls!
The book, Obama’s Historic Journey, is an extraordinary collection of photos from President Obama’s early childhood to his family life. The story concludes on his first day in office… January 21, 2009. The book is geared towards young readers but people of all ages will enjoy it.
One of my favorite features of this book are the pictures and letters sent in to the President, kids are hilarious… one even suggests foods for President Obama to eat since he’s “too skinny”.
Boy2001 particularly appreciated the chapter “A Skinny Kid with a Funny Name”. He can relate to being different than those around him. After reading this Obama quote, “…whether people were friendly, indifferent, or occasionally hostile, I try my best to keep my mouth shut and hear what they had to say.” He said, “I’m going to try and do that too.”
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