Barack Obama *2014
This title introduces readers to Barack Obama, the forty-forth and first African-American president of the United States. This engaging biography explores Obama's childhood, education, and early career. Readers learn how he overcame challenges and what inspired him to public service. The president's first term accomplishments are reviewed, from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to the elimination of Osama bin Laden and the end of the war in Iraq. Final chapters look forward to second-term goals including addressing climate change, equal rights, tax reform, and gun control. A timeline highlights President Obama's personal and professional journey, while hard-to-find photos and engaging text complete this up-close examination of this historic individual. A special section includes qualifications for the office of the presidency, the address to write President Obama, quick-reference table of all presidents and their terms, an explanation of the Electoral College process, the term of office, the job's benefits and perks, a diagram of the branches of government, and the line of presidential succession. A list of cabinet members and a list of Supreme Court appointments are also included. Glossary words in bold, an index, and phonetic spellings for those hard-to-pronounce terms, full-color and historic photographs, and primary source documents enhance and supplement the text.
Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.
Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 6|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|BISACS||JNF007130, JNF007070, JNF025170|
|Number of Pages||40|
|Title Format||Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks|
|Graphics||Full-color photographs, Historical photographs|
|Dimensions||8 x 8|
|Guided Reading Level||S|
|ATOS Reading Level||5.5|
|ATOS Interest Level||MG|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||163064|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||1.0|
|Online Resources||FREE! Booklinks Nonfiction Network|
United States Presidents (2009) - Horn Book Guide
Broad overviews of each president’s early life, aspirations, political challenges, and triumphs are packed into these brief, easy-to-read texts augmented with sidebars, illustrations, and photographs. Highlights of each administration are placed within the context of American and world history. Each volume concludes with the same general information about the presidency, branches of government, and the electoral college.
United States Presidents (2009) - Library Media Connection
Showing our nation’s leaders as people and not just iconic historical figures, this series brings authenticity to the individual featured in each volume. Although certainly not the only presidential biography series students will find, those writing reports or who are interested in national leaders will learn valuable information here.
United States Presidents (2009) - School Library Journal
The profusion of color and black-and-white pictures will give students a leg up on the old “dress up as a president and give a short report” assignment, and the brief declarative sentences keep the books within the reach of most first chapter-book readers. . . .The strong layout keeps each title interesting. That’s saying something, especially when it comes to those hard-to-remember 19th-century presidents like Tyler, Taylor, Polk, and Pierce. . .
Barack Obama (United States Presidents) – Booklist
A. . .simple, approachable entry in the United States Presidents series. Wheeler gives an overall glimpse of Obama’s life from childhood to the presidency, beginning with a brief introduction, a time line of major events, and a quick “Did You Know?” page. Following are two-page chapters with photographs that guide the reader through Obama’s life. The end piece of the book gives information about the three branches of the U.S. Government, the office of the president, the line of succession to the presidency, and benefits to holding the office. Included is a list of all the U.S. presidents, their political affiliations, dates of their service, and the names of the vice-presidents who served with each.