Saturday, August 4, 2012

Happy Birthday Mr. President!

Today we celebrate our 44th President's Birthday.

Barack H. Obama was born August 4, 1961 in Hawaii. 
He was elected to his presidency in November 2008 and began serving as President on January 20th, 2009. 
He is married to Michelle (Robinson) Obama and they have two children.

Interested in learning more? Check out these links: 
The White House -
The White House Blog -
First Lady, Michelle Obama's Official Page -

And as always, be sure to check out the following books 
available at your local Little Dixie Regional Library!

"Life Books Present: 
The American Journey of Barack Obama" (2008) 
The editors of LIFE Books have collected a richly illustrated biography of presidential candidate Barack Obama. This work includes intimate pictures from Obama's childhood and his time as editor of Harvard's Law Review, and culminates with the historic Democratic National Convention

"Dark Days, Bright Nights: 
From Black Power to Barack Obama"
 by Peniel E. Joseph (2010) 
Reimagining the Black power movement -- Malcolm X, Harlem, and American democracy -- Stokely Carmichael and America in the 1960s -- "A place where all things are possible" : Barack Obama and dreams of democracy.

"Barack Obama: 
Son of Promise, Child of Hope"
 by Nikki Grimes (2008)