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Macmillan Children's Book

Yes We Can

A Biography of President Barack Obama

Author: Garen Thomas

Yes We Can

Yes We Can

$12.99

About This Book

"Yes, we can.

Yes, we can heal this nation. Yes, we can seize our future. And as we leave this great state with a new wind at our backs and we take this journey across this great country, a country we love, with the message we carry from the plains of Iowa to the hills of New Hampshire, from the Nevada desert to the South Carolina coast, the same message we had when we were up and when we were down, that out of many, we are one; that while we breathe, we will hope.

And where we are met with cynicism and doubt and fear and those who tell us that we can't, we will respond with that timeless creed that sums up the spirit of the American people in three simple words—yes, we can." —Barack Obama

Garen Thomas takes us through the life of Barack Obama, from his struggle to fit in with his classmates, and concern about not knowing his biological father, through his term as an Illinois senator, and the long campaign for president, to his historic victory.

Page Count
256
On Sale
12/12/2008

Book Details

The great American leader uses his voice to change history, alter politics, and bring hope of a brighter future to generations to come.

Born in the U.S.A., the son of an African father and an American mother, a boy who spent his childhood in Indonesia and Hawaii, Barack Obama is truly a citizen of the world. In kindergarten, he wrote an essay titled, "I Want to Become President," and now, with his fierce optimism, exuberant sense of purpose and determination, and above all, his belief that change can happen, Barack Obama, the first African-American president of the United States, has made that dream come true.

In Yes We Can, Garen Thomas takes us through the life of Barack Obama, from his struggle to fit in with his classmates, and concern about not knowing his biological father, through his term as an Illinois senator, and the long campaign for president, to his historic victory.

Imprint Publisher

Feiwel & Friends

ISBN

9780312586393

In The News

“This Obama-friendly biography was first published in June and has been updated with 32 additional pages on his historic campaign and election...it's a useful, clearly written summary of an amazing story, both personally and politically. Garen Thomas, a children's book editor and author has done an admirable job…” —USA Today

“A smoothly written account of the candidate's life.” —People Magazine

“Thomas's clear prose will help students learn more about the first African American to gain a major party nomination for the presidency.” —School Library Journal

“[An] adulatory profile of the presidential candidate's meteoric rise.” —Booklist

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Yes We Can

Yes We Can

$12.99