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The Resource Dreams from my father : a story of race and inheritance, Barack Obama

Dreams from my father : a story of race and inheritance, Barack Obama

Label
Dreams from my father : a story of race and inheritance
Title
Dreams from my father
Title remainder
a story of race and inheritance
Statement of responsibility
Barack Obama
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this lyrical, unsentimental, and compelling memoir, the son of a black African father and a white American mother searches for a workable meaning to his life as a black American. It begins in New York, where Barack Obama learns that his father7 figure he knows more as a myth than as a man7as been killed in a car accident. This sudden death inspires an emotional odyssey7irst to a small town in Kansas, from which he retraces the migration of his mother2 family to Hawaii, and then to Kenya, where he meets the African side of his family, confronts the bitter truth of his father2 life, and at last reconciles his divided inheritance
Summary
The son of an African father and white American mother discusses his childhood in Hawaii, his struggle to find his identity as an African American, and his life accomplishments
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 1995.
  • British Book Award for Biography of the Year, 2009.
Biography type
autobiography
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185007
Cataloging source
DLC
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Obama, Barack
Dewey number
  • 973/.0405967625009/0092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
E185.97.O23
LC item number
A3 2004
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Obama, Barack
  • African Americans
  • Racially mixed people
  • Racism
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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a story of race and inheritance
Label
Dreams from my father : a story of race and inheritance, Barack Obama
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: New York : Times Books, c1995
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
18190401
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Rev. ed.
Extent
xvii, 453 pages
Isbn
9780329551797
Lccn
2004012412
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(LHPL)255435
Label
Dreams from my father : a story of race and inheritance, Barack Obama
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: New York : Times Books, c1995
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
18190401
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Rev. ed.
Extent
xvii, 453 pages
Isbn
9780329551797
Lccn
2004012412
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(LHPL)255435

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