A Singular Woman: The Untold Story of Barack Obama's Mother by Janny Scott

By Janny Scott

The New York Times bestseller-an unparalleled look at the lifestyles and personality of the lady who raised a president.

Barack Obama has written widely approximately his father yet credited his mom for "what is healthier in me." nonetheless, little is understood approximately this fiercely autonomous, lively girl who raised the fellow who grew to become the first biracial president of the us. This booklet is that story.

In A Singular Woman, award-winning New York Times reporter Janny Scott tells the tale of this precise girl, Stanley Ann Dunham, who broke the various principles of her time, and indicates how her fierce instance helped effect the long run president-and can function an proposal to us all.

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E at i ng f i r e It was chilly and dark at Father Demo Square. The streetlights barely shone. ” as we reclaimed the Village, making it safe. Suddenly, the marchers were around us, a nervous, angry crowd with signs, “No on Nine” (the antigay Oregon measure), “Bigots Go Home,” and “Justice for Marsha,” a murdered black drag queen and transactivist the cops were ignoring. Lysander climbed up on a plastic milk crate in front of our homemade shrine, and we formed lines off to her right and left.

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