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Obama: The Historic Election of America’s 44th President
Obama: The Historic Election of America’s 44th President
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Obama: The Historic Election of America’s 44th President

In 2004, Barack Obama was a barely known senator from Illinois. Just five years later, he would be the 44th president of the United States, and the first African American to hold that office. Follow Obama's campaign as he fights for the Democratic Party nomination and the election that would make history.

Reading LevelGrades 3-4
Interest LevelGrades 3-9
Lexile LevelGN 810L
ATOS Level5.6
AR Points0.5
AR Quiz #145750
Early Intervention Level26
Text TypeInformational Text
PublisherCapstone Press
BrandGraphic Library
Page Dimensions7" x 9"
Page Count32
BindingReinforced Library Binding
List Price: $29.99 School/Library Price
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Crowding the Bookshelf blog

"In 2004, Barack Obama captured national attention when he spoke at the Democratic National Convention. In 2008, he appeared at the DNC again - this time to accept the party's nomination for their presidential candidate. Where did Barack Obama come from, a" - Crowding the Bookshelf blog

July 31, 2011

Graphic Novel Reader blog - Nathan Herald

"Analysis Any time a politically themed book comes out, one has to question the intent of the author, as well as checking their own biases at the door. Biskup’s latest book sets out to tell the tale of President Obama, from his “Politics of Hope” speec" - Graphic Novel Reader blog

August 1, 2011


Jenn's Bookshelves blog - John

"The election of Barack Obama will always be an election I remember. Like President Obama, I come from a mixed family. His election gave me hope that even I could be president! This book was nice and short, only about 34 pages. It was a great summary of Pr" - Jenn's Bookshelves blog

August 4, 2011

Booklist - Ilene Cooper

"Focusing on American history, the American Graphic series uses a comic format to introduce figures that have caught people’s attention from the present and the past. Here the focus is on the last election’s new faces. Obama begins at the 2004 Democratic c" - Booklist

December 15, 2011


VOYA - Lisa Martincik

"In 2008, Chicago senator Barack Obama was a front-runner for Democratic presidential nomination, despite being a relative newcomer to political office. The same year, Sarah Palin, the popular governor of Alaska, was invited to the position of Republican v" - VOYA

February 1, 2012

SLJ's Good Comics for Kids blog - Esther Keller

"Teachers can use these titles together to show the differing takes on political ideas or the difference in how the American public received both of these candidates." - SLJ's Good Comics for Kids blog

November 1, 2012


No Flying No Tights blog - Michael

"...this is a great book. It manages to speak to the age group at which it’s aimed without being condescending. It’s comprehensive, but not overly complex. It tells children about the election in ways that they will understand and helps make the vast and s" - No Flying No Tights blog

December 2, 2012


This brief but informative graphic biography of Barak Obama begins with his 2004 run for the senate, and ends with his 2008 presidential victory. Direct quotations are used for all dialog throughout, with sources cited on the title page verso. Illust

April 1, 2012

Agnieszka Biskup

Agnieszka Biskup

Agnieszka Biskup is a science writer and editor based in Chicago. She is a former editor for the science section of the Boston Globe as well as the children's science magazine Muse. In addition to children's books, she has also written many articles for newspapers, magazines, and websites. Her books have received awards from Learning magazine, the Association of Educational Publishers, and the Society of School Librarians International. Her book Football: How It Works (Capstone Press, 2010) was a Junior Library Guild selection.

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