A wonderful young adult biography of Barack Obama was published last month. Barack Obama: An American Story is the inspirational story of Obama’s life, from being raised by a single mom and his grandparents to being elected President of the United States.
This book is not political and can be enjoyed by anyone regardless of their ideologies. It therefore makes a great book for school and classroom use, in addition to personal reading. Since the youth vote was overwhelmingly for Barack Obama, I would imagine that teens would be very interested in learning more about him. It is a story that should inspire and empower young adults.