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Nonfiction Monday: Inauguration Special

Prepare for the inauguration with these three Barack Obama biographies, one for K-2, 3-5, and 6-8.

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by Jonah Winter (Author)
and AG Ford (Illustrator)

Reading level: Grades K-2
Paperback: 32 pages

This picture book biography of Barack Obama for K-2 is written in prose. (See an excerpt.)

9781416971443_lgBarack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope
by Nikki Grimes (Author)
and Bryan Collier (Illustrator)

Reading level: Grades 3-5
Paperback: 48 pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster

This picture book biography of Barack Obama for grades 3-5 is poetic. (See an excerpt.)

9780312537098_lgYes, We Can: A Biography of Barack Obama
by Garen Thomas (Author)

Reading level: Grades 6-8
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

This chapter book biography for grades 6-8 was updated after the election.


Scholastic has several Inauguration Lesson Plans and Printables for Grades 1-8

Education World has a wealth of Inauguration Day lesson plans for all ages.

Enjoy these Inauguration Day crafts.

Use these Inauguration Day lessons plans for grades 3-5.

Follow the Inauguration Day Schedule starting with the Whistle Stop Tour on January 17th.

See photos of past Inauguration Day Events.

View the oath of office text.

The District of Columbia’s 2009 Presidential Inauguration website has maps. photos, fun facts and more.

Review NewsHour Extra's Inauguration history with grades 6-8.

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