My rating: 5 of 5 stars
President Barack Obama certainly made history as the first African-American man to serve as the President of the United States. But this book goes back further, and explores his history. He tells the story of his own family… his Kenyan father, American mother, and the grandparents who brought those two people into the world.
Without giving away the whole story, I will say that this book has every bit of the eloquence that Americans (and the world) came to know as part of President Obama’s speeches. It speaks of the hope that a young Barry Obama received as a birthright from his mother and father, and the hope that he sought to pass on to the country as a whole from his place in the Oval Office.
Regardless of your politics, this books has so many important things to say about the world, race, and hope.