Biography (nonfiction), 476 words, Level K (Grade 2), Lexile 530L
Multilevel Book also available in levels O and S
Barack Obama is a biographical text about the forty-fourth president of the United States of America. Chronicling his life from birth until his historic election as the first Black president, the book educates readers on how Obama's life experiences shaped his decisions and career path. Background information about his family life, struggles, and career choices gives readers insight into Obama's personal side. Book and lesson also available at Levels O and S.
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