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Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance
Contributor(s): Obama, Barack (Author)

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ISBN: 1400082773     ISBN-13: 9781400082773
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group (NY)
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: August 2004
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Annotation: In this lyrical, unsentimental, and compelling memoir, the son of a black African father and a white American mother searches for a workable meaning to his life as a black American. It begins in New York, where Barack Obama learns that his father--a figure he knows more as a myth than as a man--has been killed in a car accident. This sudden death inspires an emotional odyssey--first to a small town in Kansas, from which he retraces the migration of his mother's family to Hawaii, and then to Kenya, where he meets the African side of his family, confronts the bitter truth of his father's life, and at last reconciles his divided inheritance.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Biography & Autobiography | Cultural, Ethnic & Regional - General
- Biography & Autobiography | Personal Memoirs
- Social Science | Ethnic Studies - African American Studies
Dewey: B
LCCN: 2004012412
Lexile Measure: 1010(Not Available)
Physical Information: 1.1" H x 5.2" W x 8" (0.80 lbs) 464 pages
Themes:
- Ethnic Orientation - African American
- Catalog Heading - Biographies
- Curriculum Strand - Biographies
Features: Ikids, Price on Product
Review Citations: Ebony 11/01/2005 pg. 45
New York Times 08/29/2004 pg. 20
Ebony 10/01/2004 pg. 30
Black Issues Book Review 11/01/2004 pg. 32
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 113511
Reading Level: 7.1   Interest Level: Upper Grades   Point Value: 26.0
 
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Publisher Description:
In this lyrical, unsentimental, and compelling memoir, the son of a black African father and a white American mother searches for a workable meaning to his life as a black American. It begins in New York, where Barack Obama learns that his father--a figure he knows more as a myth than as a man--has been killed in a car accident. This sudden death inspires an emotional odyssey--first to a small town in Kansas, from which he retraces the migration of his mother's family to Hawaii, and then to Kenya, where he meets the African side of his family, confronts the bitter truth of his father's life, and at last reconciles his divided inheritance.

Pictured in lefthand photograph on cover: Habiba Akumu Hussein and Barack Obama, Sr. (President Obama's paternal grandmother and his father as a young boy). Pictured in righthand photograph on cover: Stanley Dunham and Ann Dunham (President Obama's maternal grandfather and his mother as a young girl).

 
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