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Dreams From My Father

a Story of Race and Inheritance
Apr 07, 2020Liber_vermis rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
This autobiography is dull reading through Obama's childhood but becomes more interesting from his teen years onward. Part 2 describing his community-organizing struggles in south Chicago is compelling reading as Obama comes face-to-face with poverty and racism (that he hadn't experienced in Hawaii). The title might more appropriately be "Dreams from My Maternal Grandfather" as his formative years were lived in his grandfather's home in Hawaii. It's unfortunate that the only family photographs are on the cover of the book (without captions).