Common Core Standards–Driven • Nonfiction • Interactive • Multi-Touch • A Wealth of Engaging Photographs and Videos • Attractive Design • High Editorial Quality • Historical • Biographical • Chapter Based
WATCH BARACK TRANSFORM from a disaffected slacker to a dedicated public servant, as America unknowingly prepares for its first black president. Graduating from high school and leaving Hawaii behind, Barack began the next phase of his life. His four years of college were the bridge between his past and his future. It was during this time that Barack the seeker found his purpose in life — to serve the people. Becoming a community organizer on Chicago’s South Side — a neglected black community in America’s third largest city — was the logical choice as Barack progressed along his post-college life path, a path that eventually led him all the way to the White House.
LEARN HOW BARACK MADE HISTORY by becoming the first black president of Harvard Law Review; witness his courage as he spoke out against the Iraq war; discover how his compelling and passionate 17-minute speech propelled him from local politics to unimaginable political heights; follow him on the presidential campaign trail, on his quest, and ultimately onto his victory as he claims the highest office in the land.
Educational features have been included to facilitate critical thinking, comprehension, and retention, such as: Looking Ahead (chapter previews); Looking Back (end-of-chapter review Q&As); glossary words (with pop-up definitions); a Chronology; a Bibliography; Websites of Interest; and an Index.