Dreams From My Father
A Story of Race and InheritanceLarge Print - 2006
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 father, a figure he knows more as a myth than as a man, has been killed in a car accident. This sudden death inspires an emotional odyssey, first to a small town in Kansas, from which he retraces the migration of his mother's family to Hawaii, and then to Kenya, where he meets the African side of his family, confronts the bitter truth of his father's life, and at last reconciles his divided inheritance.
Publisher: New York : Random House Large Print, , c2004.
Edition: First large print edition
Branch Call Number: LARGE PRINT 973.0405 OBAMA B
Characteristics: large print xxiv, 691 pages (large print) ; 25 cm.
From Library Staff
2010 Kansas Reads selection. This autobiography discusses the Kansas roots in President Obama's family tree.