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Top 40 Book Club : December 2009
41 DREAMS FROM MY FATHER BARACK OBAMA This is a well written and inspirational memoir from the now United States President. Obama was contracted to write this book when he was elected the first African-American president of the Harvard Law Review, and this book is an enthralling read that explores the ideas of racial identity and belonging. The son of a black African farmer and a white American mother, Obama was two when his father walked out on the family. The reader follows him as he discusses his divided ancestry and traces his steps as he travels to Kenya to meet his father's side of the family. Not many politicians are great writers, but Barack Obama has written a memoir that keeps you enthralled. 'an enthralling read that explores the ideas of racial identity and belonging'