Ever since Barack Obama was young, Hope has lived inside him.
From the beaches of Hawaii to the streets of Chicago, from the
jungles of Indonesia to the plains of Kenya, he has held on to
Hope. Even as a boy, Barack knew he wasn't quite like anybody
else, but through his journeys he found the ability to listen to
Hope and become what he was meant to be: a bridge to bring
This is the moving story of an exceptional man, as told by
Nikki Grimes and illustrated by Bryan Collier, both winners of
the Coretta Scott King Award. Barack Obama has motivated
Americans to believe with him, to believe that every one of us
has the power to change ourselves and change our world.