Young Mr. Obama Presentation at the Southfield Library, Sun., Oct. 24th
Edward “Ted” McClelland will be at the Southfield Public Library on Sunday, October 24 at 2:00 p.m. to speak about his new book, Young Mr. Obama: Chicago and the Making of a Black President. This event is co-sponsored by the Book Beat bookstore. Books will be available for purchase at the event. Please call 248-968-1190 for more information. The Southfield Library is located at 26300 Evergreen in Southfield, MI
How the rough-and-tumble reality of Chicago taught a brilliant but callow young African-American politician the lessons that launched him on the road to history. Barack Obama’s inspirational politics and personal mythology have overshadowed his fascinating history. Young Mr. Obama gives us the missing chapter, a portrait of the politician as a young leader, often too ambitious for his own good, but still equipped with a rare ability to inspire change. His route to the White House began on the streets of Chicago’s South Side.