Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Review: Obama-The Historic Journey, Young Reader's Edition

Regardless of which candidate you voted for, as Americans, we all know that the journey of the election of our 44th President has definitely been a historic one. I am proud to be part of this history and to have my son, who is just 10 years old witness this historic event. Obama: The Historic Journey, Young Readers Edition is a beautiful book that chronicles the life of Barack Obama and his rise to presidency. I love that this book, published by The New York Times, tells this story through words and 200 beautiful color photographs. This book does an amazing job of sharing this journey from the start of Barack Obama's early childhood all the way up to the election process, inaugaration and first few weeks into office.

This book is a Young Readers Edition, geared to inspire the 8-12 year old age group. I loved it, it was inspiring to me and I learned quite a few things along the way that I had not known. The writing and style of the book will definitely appeal to the younger and older age groups. It's written in short chapters, with quotes and anecdotes that complement the content. Did I mention the gorgeous photographs?! I must emphasize this again that the photographs are wonderful and make the book outstanding. The strength of the book is in the way it presents the information in a journalistic style that presents itself in an interesting and welcoming manner for young readers.

My son enjoyed flipping through the book and looking at the photographs and was especially interested in reading about Barack Obama's background and his daughters. He hasn't read the book completely yet, but has told me he will read the book "soon". Summer is around the corner and this would be a fun and educational book to read, it's full of pictures and is only 96 pages.

I highly recommend this beautiful and educationally informative book to both young and adult readers. Thanks to MotherTalk for inviting me to participate in this book blog tour.


  1. I have loved reading all the books coming out about Obama. I like that this is for younger readers and that I can share it with my little cousin. Thanks fr the review. She was very interested in the election.

  2. This looks like a great book. Wow, 200 photos - I'm sure my kids would like that. Who am I kidding, I would like that too! :)

  3. Loved this review Bonnie and I'm going to have to buy it for my middle school library shelves!! It will be a hit!


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