The Adventures of Sasha & Malia at the White
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by Carol Francois and P Segal, Illustrated by Jay Mazhar
Paperback: 48 pages
Publisher: New Vision Works (March 1, 2011)
Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 8.3 x 0.3 inches
Book Review by Kam Williams
"[This] story came to me in a dream one night not long after the inauguration of President Barack Obama… I decided to publish this book because young people are not always taught about racism, slavery and the unpleasant parts of America’s past…
Children growing up today might think that because we have a black president, such opportunities might have always existed for people of color in this country. Throughout U.S. history, many black leaders have fought for a more fair and just society, thus paving the way for President Obama to achieve this great honor."
--Excerpted from the Preface by Carol Francois (pg. 3)
When Barack Obama made history by becoming the first African-American
President, so did his little girls, Sasha and Malia, as the first black
children to move into the White House. What might life be like for them,
between their father’s lofty status as the leader of the Free World and
their maternal ancestors’ centuries-long quest for freedom and equality in a
country with an ugly legacy of racism?