"Provocative . . . Persuasively describes the phenomenon of belonging to two different worlds, and thus belonging to neither."
-New York Times Book Review
"Fluidly, calmly, insightfully, Obama guides us straight to the intersection of the most serious questions of identity, class, and race."
-Washington Post Book World
"Beautifully crafted . . . moving and candid . . . this book belongs on the shelf beside works like James McBride's The Color of Water and Gregory Howard Williams's Life on the Color Line as a tale of living astride America's racial categories." -Scott Turow
"Obama's writing is incisive yet forgiving. This is a book worth savoring."
-Alex Kotlowitz, author of There Are No Children Here
Obama, the son of a white American mother and a black African father, writes an elegant and compelling biography that powerfully articulates America's racial battleground and tells of his search for his place in black America. photos. High school & older.