Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States of America, ended his second—and final—term in office on January 20th, 2017.
For eight years, President Obama, along with then-First Lady Michelle Obama, worked to define a new America; a better nation: one that was more inclusive, prosperous and forward-looking than previous administrations. They emphasized the importance of an educated and engaged population, and achieved much in their time in leadership. But much work remains to be done.
Collected herein are the Obama’s final speeches as the nation’s leaders, reminding Americans of the grace, intellect and moral courage with which they guided the country through two terms in the White House. Ultimately, Be Vigilant, But Not Afraid is simply a reflection of what it means to be in civil service, with the goal of serving the interests of the people.
Proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated on a rotational basis to: American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Donorschoose.org, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
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This book isn't a political book, it's a great coming of age and becoming oneself story. It speaks to anyone who has ever walked in a room and felt different. Not only due to race and gender, but it could be because of religion or thought. I love how she was transparent with her struggles and insecurities just being her. I also loved that this was not an ode to her husband or even about his presidency, but a story of the one we give little thought too and the struggle that it took to be her. I love this book.