On November 4, 2008, Senator Obama was elected as the 44th President of the United States. Over the next eight years, he and his family would transform our nation, change the face of the White House, and transfix millions of supporters.Now, in The Obamas: The White House Years, ESSENCE is pleased to present a commemorative look at significant and seminal moments during the Obama's eight years in the White House. From their two inaugurations, international travels and state dinners to day-to-day encounters with everyday citizens, The Obamas showcases images that offer intimacy and empowerment to readers.It's all here: the historic moments, the invite-only events, the interactions with extraordinary everyday people and world leaders, the couples individual initiatives aimed at strengthening families and communities, and the blossoming of two future leaders - Malia and Sasha - before our very eyes. Among the highlights:"Be Fearles": an essay from the First Lady herself on her keys to success The full text of President Obama's powerful and important eulogy in South Carolina of the Honorable Reverend Clementa C. PinckneyDozens of lavish and intimate photographs showcasing the special moments of the Obama presidency and much more
Sasha & Malia Obama: Historic First Kids (Big Buddy Biographies)
Highlights the lives of the president's two daughters, discusses how their lives changed when their father became president, where they go to school, what their daily life is like, and other presidential children.
Chasing Light: Michelle Obama Through the Lens of a White House Photographer
A New York Times Best SellerA collection of striking and intimate photographs of Michelle Obama—many never before seen—coupled with personal reflections and behind-the-scenes stories from Official White House Photographer Amanda Lucidon, presented in a deluxe format. Michelle Obama is one of the most admired First Ladies in history, known for her grace, spirit, and beauty, as well as for the amazing work she did during her tenure to promote girls’ education, combat childhood obesity, and support military families. In Chasing Light, former White House photographer Amanda Lucidon, who spent four years covering the First Lady, shares a rare insider’s perspective, from documenting life at the White House to covering domestic and overseas travel. This collection of 150 candid photos—many previously unreleased—and Amanda’s narrative reflections reveal just what makes Mrs. Obama so special. From an affectionate moment with her daughters atop the strikingly empty Great Wall of China to exuberant moments with schoolchildren and quiet moments between the First Lady and President Obama, the photos are a vibrant, candid, and beautiful celebration of the First Lady, capturing the qualities and strengths that have made Mrs. Obama so beloved.
Eat a Little Better: Great Flavor, Good Health, Better World
Sam Kass, former chef to the Obamas and White House food policy advisor, makes it easier to do a little better for your diet--and the environment--every day, through smart ways to think about shopping, setting up your kitchen so the healthy stuff comes to hand most naturally, and through 90 delicious, simple recipes.This book lays out Kass's plan to eat a little better. Knowing that sustainability and healthfulness come most, well, sustainably when new habits and choices seem appealing rather than drastic and punitive, Kass shares his philosophy and methods to help make it easy to choose, cook, and eat delicious foods without depriving yourself of agency or pleasure. He knows that going organic, local, and so forth all the time is just not realistic for most people, and that's ok--it's all about choosing and doing a little better, and how those choices add up to big change. It's the philosophy he helped the Obamas instill in their home, both in Chicago and that big white one in Washington.
I Live Real Close to Where You Used to Live: Kids' Letters to Michelle Obama (and to Sasha, Malia, and Bo)
I Live Real Close to Where You Used to Live is a collection of letters written by children across America to Michelle Obama and her daughters Malia and Sasha (plus a few to their dog Bo). Each missive differs wildly in subject from Easy Bake ovens and Pokémon to immigration, school funding, foreclosures, and war. There is no shortage of advice, observations, requests, and questions ("Wouldn’t it be awesome if pickles grew on trees?") from these young writers two years into the Obama presidency, they remain as engaged as ever with the events shaping the world around them. Their letters to the first lady and her family are both poignant and hilarious.Proceeds from this book benefit 826 National, a family of nonprofit organizations dedicated to helping students, ages six to 18, with expository and creative writing at seven locations across the country.
Make the most of a key moment in history with these beautifully rendered paper dolls featuring Senator Barack Obama, the first African-American candidate ever to capture our nation's presidential nomination, his wife, Michelle, and their two daughters, Malia Ann and Natasha. The elegantly designed set also includes a stunning wardrobe of authentic outfits — both casual and formal styles — worn by the couple on the campaign trail in American cities from coast to coast.Created by renowned paper doll artist Tom Tierney, this commemorative limited edition is the ultimate campaign collectible. Brief biographical notes and a bonus "Election Night Scorecard" add to the excitement of an election that is sure to make history!
Describes the life and personality of President Obama's elder daughter, her relationship with her family, her reaction to her father running for and winning the presidency, and how her life has changed since his election.
The Obamas in the White House: Reflections on Family, Faith and Leadership
The Obamas are a quintessential American success story. Barack Hussein Obama and his wife Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama defied great odds to become the nation's first African-American president and First Lady. From the moment they settled into the White House on January 20, 2009, with their daughters Malia and Sasha, the first couple has moved the nation and world with their commitment to excellence and to each other. ESSENCE has provided readers with detailed coverage of their first extraordinary year in the White House. The President, the First Lady and members of the Obama administration met our nation's political, economic and social challenges with admirable grace that continues to inspire many Americans. Now, in The Obamas in the White House: Reflections on Family, Faith & Leadership, ESSENCE editors combine rare images with pivotal speeches in a lavish time capsule of a defining moment in the American narrative.
Barack, Michelle, Malia & Sasha Obama * Heroes of the Year * Brooke Shields * Britney Spears & son Jayden * Jada Pinkett Smith * Cam Gigandet * November 24, 2008 People Weekly Magazine
Did you know that 190 children of presidents have lived in the White House? Did you know that the Obama girls are the youngest residents of the White House since Amy Carter? Did you know that the girls were promised a puppy if Dad was elected president? Did you know that the Secret Service has special code names for Malia and Sasha? Would you like t know more? Read and learn with this entertaining book!The Biography Readers: Combine easy-to-read stories with fun activities Build reading skills while covering social studies content Engage all levels of students using an interesting, interactive approach Can be used as an excellent tool for RTI, Remediation, Reading Recovery and ESLThis Biography Reader also shows students the obstacles and hardships that many of our country's heroes had to overcome, their struggles, attempts, failures, perseverance, accomplishments and the ultimate success they achieved, taking their place in America's history. This reader emphasizes the roles of family and education, responsible decision-making, taking responsibility for oneself, civic responsibility, work ethic, self-motivation and more!
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