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Dreams from my father [a story of race and inheritance]
(CD audio book)

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Santa Ana, CA : Books on Tape, p2007.
CD audio book
Library ed.
Physical Desc:
6 sound discs (ca. 75 min. each) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Reading Level:
IL: UG - BL: 7.1 - AR Pts: 26
Beautifully crafted . . . moving and candid . . . this book belongs on the shelf beside works like James McBride s The Color of Water and Gregory Howard Williams s Life on the Color Line as a tale of living astride America s racial categories. Scott Turow In this lyrical, unsentimental, and compelling memoir, the son of a black African father and a white American mother searches for a workable meaning to his life as a black American. It begins in New York, where Barack Obama learns that his father a figure he knows more as a myth than as a man has been killed in a car accident. This sudden death inspires an emotional odyssey first to a small town in Kansas, from which he retraces the migration of his mother s family to Hawaii, and then to Kenya, where he meets the African side of his family, confronts the bitter truth of his father s life, and at last reconciles his divided inheritance. Provocative . . . Persuasively describes the phenomenon of belonging to two different worlds, and thus belonging to neither. New York Times Book Review Obama s writing is incisive yet forgiving. This is a book worth savoring. Alex Kotlowitz, author of There Are No Children Here "
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9781415941393, 1415941394
Reading Level:
Level 7.1, 26 Points


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Subtitle from container.
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Read by the author.
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Compact discs.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Obama, B. (2007). Dreams from my father: [a story of race and inheritance]. Library ed. Santa Ana, CA: Books on Tape.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Obama, Barack. 2007. Dreams From My Father: [a Story of Race and Inheritance]. Santa Ana, CA: Books on Tape.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Obama, Barack, Dreams From My Father: [a Story of Race and Inheritance]. Santa Ana, CA: Books on Tape, 2007.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Obama, Barack. Dreams From My Father: [a Story of Race and Inheritance]. Library ed. Santa Ana, CA: Books on Tape, 2007.

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