Barack Obama’s Family Tree

by Amelie von Zumbusch

Part of a Series: Making History: The Obamas.

Reflecting the President's statement, quoted in the book, that "our patchwork heritage is a strength, not a weakness," this unusual title details the branches of Barack Obama's complicated family tree. It opens with a discussion of family trees in general and provides a full-spread chart illustrating Obama's nuclear and extended family, with a thumbnail black-and-white or color photo for many of its members. The book goes on to provide, on a spread each, biographical information on various individuals (back to his grandparents), and outlines some of the man's formative experiences that included his relatives. Larger, sometimes full-page, photos show the young Barack in Hawaii with his family, and travelling around the world in search of his roots as a young man. Von Zumbusch's work provides information not often found in biographies of Obama, and will also serve as a handy accompaniment to genealogy units.

ISBN: 9781435893900

JLG Release: November 2010

JLG Member Price

Out of Stock

Series Nonfiction: Social Studies 3-5

Grades 3-5


12 books / $20.25 a book

  • Book Details




    Print Book





    Page Count


    Trim Size

    8" x 8"

    Dewey Classification


    Accelerated Reader

    Level: 4.2, Points: 0.5

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