Now adapted for young adults-the #1 New York Times bestselling memoir, which Toni Morrison called "quite extraordinary," offers an intimate look at Barack Obama's early days. This is a compelling journey tracing the future 44th president's odyssey through family, race, and identity.
A revealing portrait of a young Black man asking questions about self-discovery and belonging-long before he became one of the most important voices in America. This unique edition includes a new introduction from the author, full-color photo insert, and family tree.
The son of a white American mother and a Black Kenyan father, Obama was born in Hawaii, where he lived until he was six years old, when he moved with his mother and stepfather to Indonesia. At twelve, he returned to Hawaii to live with his grandparents. Obama brings readers along as he faces the challenges of high school and college, living in New York, becoming a community organizer in Chicago, and traveling to Kenya. Through these experiences, he forms an enduring commitment to leadership and justice. Told through the lens of his relationships with his family-the mother and grandparents who raised him, the father he knows more as a myth than as a man, and the extended family in Kenya he meets for the first time-Obama confronts the complicated truth of his father's life and legacy and comes to embrace his divided heritage.
On his journey to adulthood from a humble background, he forges his own path through trial and error while staying connected to his roots. Barack Obama is determined to lead a life of purpose, service, and authenticity. This powerful memoir will inspire readers to examine both where they come from and where they are capable of going.
Barack Obama wurde 1961 in Honululu geborgen. Sein Vater ist Kenianer, seine Mutter stammt aus Kansas. Er verbrachte seine Jugend in Indonesien und auf Hawaii, studierte dann in New York Politikwissenschaft und in Chicago Jura. Seit 2002 Mitglied im Senat von Illinois. 2004 gewann er mit überwältigender Mehrheit als Vertreter seines Landes den Sitz im Bundessenat. Seither einer der beliebtesten und wirkungsvollsten Senatoren der USA. Das britische Magazin "New Statesman" kürte ihn zu einem der "10 Menschen, die die Welt verändern werden". Seit 2009 ist er der erste afroamerikanische Präsident der USA und im gleichen Jahr wurde ihm der Friedensnobelpreis verliehen.