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Abramson, Jill.
New York : New York Times/Callaway, 2009
IL 5-8, RL 8.7
ISBN 0670012084
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What does it take to be elected President of the United States?  And how much harder was it for Barak Obama?  When he declared his campaign, there was little hope that the country was ready for an African American president.  Or for such a young one.  But in the end, Obama was elected and his election is now part of history.  But where did this man come from? What was his childhood like?  This biography follows his childhood in Hawaii through his work in Illinois through his inauguration as President of the United States.
SUBJECTS:     Obama, Barack.
                        United States. Congress. Senate.
                        African Americans -- Biography.
                        Racially mixed people -- Biography.

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