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"Yes, we can.
Yes, we can heal this nation. Yes, we can seize our future. And as we leave this great state with a new wind at our backs and we take this journey across this great country, a country we love, with the message we carry from the plains of Iowa to the hills of New Hampshire, from the Nevada desert to the South Carolina coast, the same message we had when we were up and when we were down, that out of many, we are one; that while we breathe, we will hope.
And where we are met with cynicism and doubt and fear and those who tell us that we can''t, we will respond with that timeless creed that sums up the spirit of the American people in three simple words--yes, we can." --Barack Obama
This chapter book is an introduction of the life and achievements of Illinois Senator and 2008 presidential candidate Barack Obama. The author examines Obama's life and divulges that while in the third grade he wrote an essay entitled "I Want to Become President." This book concludes in March 2008 while Obama was in the midst of attempting to make the dream of that long-ago essay a reality. Illustrated with b&w photographs.