Raised in Jakarta and Hawaii, Barack Obama has become a force for social change, first as an Illinois Senator and then as President of the United States. This first-ever picture book about Obama follows his life. Nikki Grimes's lyrical text and Collier's distinctive collages tell the inspirational story of President Barack Obama. Obama's election as President represented a watershed moment in our nation's history. Like JFK and Martin Luther King, Obama is a link in the long chain of people who have fought so that this country fulfills the promises upon which it was founded.