“A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.” ~C.S. Lewis
Bibliographic Information: Marks, J. L. (2009). President Barack Obama. Mankato, MN: Capstone Press.
Lexile Measure: 380L
Synopsis: A biographical look inside the life of the 44th United States President. The book includes intimate photos of President Barack Obama from childhood to adulthood.
Rationale for Classroom Use: A useful resource for elementary students conducting research. The book also includes a timeline of events (connect with social studies) at the bottom of each page. The teacher can also teach a lesson on the difference between primary and secondary sources.
Common Core Connection:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.2.7 Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., read a number of books on a single topic to produce a report; record science observations).
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.2.8 Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.