Early readers will learn about the 44th president of the United States of America in All About Barack Obama.
Barack Obama was the 44th president of the United States, and the first African American to serve. He served two terms from 2009 to 2017, when he was replaced by President Donald Trump. Before the presidency, Obama served as an Illinois Senator and a US Senator.
Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, Barack Obama had to overcome the difficulty of having multiracial parents at a time when that was frowned upon. Through his childhood and teenage years, he struggled with issues of identity. Things began to make sense when he graduated from Columbia University and began working in Chicago communities. After graduating from Harvard Law School, he became a civil rights attorney and professor.
He ran for president in 2008 and won, staying in office until 2017. He is definitely a 21st century president and was the first president to upload his weekly addresses to YouTube.
About the Authors
Paul Freiberger is an award-winning writer whose has been widely praised for its effectiveness and compassion. Paul won The Los Angeles Times Book Award as co-author of Fuzzy Logic (Simon & Schuster, 1994) and he co-authored the best-selling Fire in the Valley: The Making of the Personal Computer (McGraw-Hill), translated into many languages and later made into the Hollywood movie Pirates of Silicon Valley. He has produced reports for National Public Radio programs, including All Things Considered and Morning Edition. He is a former columnist for the San Jose Mercury News and a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He has worked as a teacher, a night porter, a newspaper reporter, a technology project manager, a chef, a communications executive, and an entrepreneur. He earned a B.A. in history at the State University of New York at Binghamton and a Masters in Italian from Middlebury College.
Michael Swaine has been writing about technology full-time since he helped launch Info World in 1981. He co-wrote the seminal history of the personal computer, Fire in the Valley, which was the basis of the movie Pirates of Silicon Valley. He was editor-in-chief of Dr. Dobb’s Journal and has been a columnist and editor for a large number of other magazines. He is the co-author for the Encyclopedia Britannica’s entry on Computer History and has written four different columns for MacUser. He currently edits for Pragmatic Programmers and publishes a programming magazine called PragPub. He lives in Oregon.