Easy-to-read, compelling text paired with color photos introduces young readers to the remarkable life of Barack Obama. Readers will learn about Obama's childhood, education, community work, and career in law and government. Also discussed is Obama's advancement in politics as an Illinois state senator, a U.S. senator, and the first African-American president of the United States. Obama's marriage to Michelle Robinson and the birth of their daughters, Malia and Sasha, are also covered. Features include maps, a timeline, a glossary with phonetic spellings, and an index. Buddy Books is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.