By Stephen Krensky
Loaded with archival photos and awesome evidence, the DK Biography sequence introduces younger readers to a few of history's finest and influential characters. From his formative years in Hawaii and Indonesia, to his paintings as a group organizer in Chicago, to his first months within the Oval place of work, DK Biography: Barack Obama tells the tale of the forty fourth president of the USA.
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Occidental College had been founded in 1887. “Oxy,” as it was known on campus, was a relatively small place with fewer than 2,000 students. They came from a wide range of ethnic and economic backgrounds. Barry did not have any particular problems adjusting to 0DDJEFOUBM$PMMFHFXBTB life at school. He went to class, QPQVMBSDIPJDFGPSTUVEFOUT XJTIJOHUPBUUFOEBQSJWBUF DPMMFHFJO-PT"OHFMFT (c) 2011 Dorling Kindersley. All Rights Reserved. ate in the dining hall, and hung out with his friends.
He would also search for general grievances to air. These might be neighborhood or housing-development issues, anything that the local government could fix if the problems were brought to its attention. Barack started by introducing himself at local community meetings, interviewing anyone who was willing to speak to him. At first, nobody trusted him. He was an outsider, after all, not one of their own. But his boss was quick to give him some advice: If Barack wanted to make a connection with these people, he had to look below the surface.
If Barry was working on his homework, he should be working harder. If he was working harder, he should be working harder still. (c) 2011 Dorling Kindersley. All Rights Reserved. Barry bristled under such criticism. His mother and grandparents were not pleased, either. Barack had chosen to leave their lives eight years before. He was welcome as a visitor, and he had rights as a father. But that was all. He had given up the privilege of being in charge—whether he saw it that way or not. Barack had one other important thing on his mind.