Barack Obama (DK Biography) by Stephen Krensky

By Stephen Krensky

Loaded with archival pictures and striking evidence, the DK Biography sequence introduces younger readers to a couple of history's best and influential characters. From his adolescence in Hawaii and Indonesia, to his paintings as a neighborhood organizer in Chicago, to his first months within the Oval workplace, DK Biography: Barack Obama tells the tale of the forty fourth president of the us.

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Listening to their talk, Barry was drawn into their conflicting emotions. He understood wanting to be part of a world that didn’t seem to want him. He felt the pain of not belonging, of having to put on a false front and hide his true self. It seemed like a hopeless situation. And if he could never be accepted as he was—if he would always feel like an outsider—why bother even trying to fit in? It was a convenient excuse for not living by any rules at all. ” They asked him. “Who sold you this bill of goods, that your situation exempted you from being thoughtful or diligent or kind, or that morality (c) 2011 Dorling Kindersley.

Someone else’s culture. ” How did people face such overwhelming barriers without getting crushed? Many of who attended the various nearby churches drew great strength from their religion. Barack envied (c) 2011 Dorling Kindersley. All Rights Reserved.  them. He was the first to admit that he had no such anchor. He had inherited a patchwork quilt of religion. His father had been raised a Muslim, his mother a Christian. But neither one had been religious as an adult. He remembered his mother’s tales of hypocritical church ladies who judged others while hiding their own family secrets, and seemingly pious men who were devout on Sundays but cheated employees and promoted racism the rest of the week.

He joined the Black Law Students Association and wrote articles for some of the school law journals. But 5IF)BSWBSE-BX3FWJFX IBTJOGMVFODFFYUFOEJOHGBS mostly he spent his spare time each CFZPOEUIFCPSEFSTPGUIF day studying in the library. MBXTDIPPMDBNQVT Still, he managed to stand out. His grades and his professors’ recommendations were excellent. At the end of his first year, he won a spot among the 80 law-review editors. These editors were all law students at Harvard. Collectively, they supervised the Harvard Law Review, a journal published monthly from November through June.

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