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Our Enduring Spirit: President Barack Obama's First Words to America

by Barack Obama

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This was the first speech given by the 44th president. It is something that everyone could enjoy. The book colorful cover and pages make the book inviting and a page turner. A teacher could use this use this book when going over the presidents in history class. I would recommend this book for a personal read and maybe for research a student is doing on Barrack Obama. ( )
  jforrest21 | Nov 12, 2014 |
President Obama became president on January 20, 2009. Millions of people gathered at Washington, D.C. and by their televisions to see who their new President was. He delivered a speech to America as our leader. He wanted the country united, honest, and mindful. This could be implemented in all classes to show the President's first speech. ( )
  acreel | Oct 2, 2014 |
As this book is President Obama's Inaugural Address, the illustrator and his illustrations are the larger focus. The Inaugural Address is broken up into many pages and each section has a specific illustration/drawing that depicts words and phrases from that specific part of the Address. The illustrator does a great job creating his drawings to elaborate on parts of the Address. The pictures help bring the Address to life and can catch the audeince's attention by creating questions of what specifically those illustrations mean. There are also words and phrases from the Address that have different font, size, and color. I think to put an emphasis on these words and phrases helps keep the Address engaging to the reader. The illustrator's note at the end will help the reader fully understand why it was decided to present the President's Inaugural Address in this manner and the entire Address was presented at the very end in basic font which I thought was very useful as it shows nothing was left out in the earlier pages. ( )
  romakerby | Feb 1, 2014 |
Children experience parts President Obama's Inauguration speech with inspirational words highlighted using a different font and a bold color rather than black print. The water colored images are soft and as inspiring as the text. Teaching ideas include a unit on Obama, or black history. I would use this in a social studies class in grades 3-5. At the end of the book the author includes the full inauguration speech. ( )
  lalfonso | Jan 19, 2013 |
Beautiful watercolors accompany the words to President Obama's inaugural speech. The shortened version highlights the promising and inspiring parts of this great speech. There are great depictions of American life and a prosperous nation. ( )
  MelAKnee | Sep 14, 2011 |
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On January 20, 2009, millions of people gathered at the Capitol in Washington, DC, and around televisions across the country and throughout the world to watch a new president take the oath of office. Afterward, he delivered a speech, President Barack Obama's first words to America as her leader.

These are the words that make up Our Enduring Spirit. Inspirational and honest, mindful of the past while looking ahead to the future, President Obama's address conveyed a singular vision for a country united. Brought to life in stunning paintings by acclaimed artist Greg Ruth, Our Enduring Spirit is a record of this vision and a tribute to a people with the promise, the determination, and the hope to make it so. All grades

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An illustrated edition of President Barack Obama's inaugural address includes the address in its entirety.

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