Just in time for the 2012 election, a book & CD edition of the #1 New York Times bestselling picture-book biography of the 44th President!
Nikki Grimes’s lyrical text and Bryan Collier's distinctive collages tell the inspirational story of
President Barack Obama. Raised in Jakarta and Hawaii, Obama’s election as President represented a watershed moment in our nation's history.
Like JFK and Martin Luther King, Obama is a link in the long chain of people who have fought so that this country fulfills the promises upon which it was founded. Just as the baton has been passed to Obama from previous leaders, Obama is a role model for the young people who will one day assume the mantle of leadership, and this book will celebrate and inspire them.
This #1 New York Times bestselling book is available for the first time as a book & CD, read by author Nikki Grimes.
Nikki Grimes is the recipient of the 2006 NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children. Her distinguished works include the ALA Notable book What Is Goodbye? as well as the novels Jazmin’s Notebook, Dark Sons, and The Road to Paris, all Coretta Scott King Author Honor Books. She won the Coretta Scott King Author Award for Bronx Masquerade. She lives in Corona, California. Visit her online at NikkiGrimes.com.
Bryan Collier is the author and illustrator of the Coretta Scott King Award–winning book Uptown. He received Caldecott Honors for the books Martin’s Big Words by Doreen Rappaport, which was also a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor book; Rosa by Nikki Giovanni, which received the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award; and, most recently, Dave the Potter by Laban Carrick Hill. He lives in New York. You can visit him at BryanCollier.com.