Dreams from My Father by Barack Obama
Being the 44th President and first African American President of the United States of America, Barack Obama is one of the most well known people alive today. He has won a Nobel Peace Prize, served as a Senator, given America it’s extremely successful Affordable Care Act, ended the war in Iraq, pulled America out of the 2008 economic crash and much more.
Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii to a mother from Kansas and a father from Siaya County, Kenya. After his parents divorced when he was only two, Obama’s father, Barack Obama Sr returned to Kenya. Raised practically only by a single mother, Obama only really knew his father through stories his mother told him.
Obama only saw his father one more time, in Christmas 1971 when he was ten years old. Dreams from My Father details Obama’s story from when he was born up to his enrolment in Harvard Law School in 1988. Deeply personal and very candid, the autobiography is one of the most influential books of the last 100 years and helped Obama in his campaigns for both Senator and President.
AGE RATING: 12+
TEEN RATING: 4.1/5
TEEN OVERVIEW: Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance is the most emotional and honest autobiography from a President that has ever been written. It tells Barack Obama’s story not as a President, but as a normal citizen who worked his way through the hardships of life, and managed to come out on top.