Dreams from My Father
'Dreams from My Father' is a revealing portrait of a young Black man asking questions about self-discovery and belonging - long before he became one of the most important voices in America. On his journey to adulthood from a humble background, Barack Obama forges his own path through trial and error while staying connected to his roots - determined to lead a life of purpose, service and authenticity. The son of a white American mother and a Black Kenyan father, Obama was born in Hawaii where he lived until he was six years old, when he moved with his mother and stepfather to Indonesia. At twelve, he returned to Hawaii to live with his grandparents. Obama brings readers along as he faces the challenges of high school and college, living in New York, becoming a community organiser in Chicago and traveling to Kenya. Through these experiences, he forms an enduring commitment to leadership and justice.