|About the Book|
Although this is a childrens book, I expected so much more. Spotlighted leaders include Stalin, Hitler, and Bin Laden. Granted, there is also inclusion of Lincoln, Ghandi, and Mandela, but why include Bin Laden and not President Obama? Being the first African-American President in U.S. history certainly says something for changing the world, regardless of ones political perspective. There is one little blip about Obama, as an afterthought on people who were influenced by Martin Luther King, Jr. Additionally, Bin Laden is said to be responsible for the September 11th attacks, while my understanding was that was still being debated. And President GW Bush is not mentioned at all, despite being quoted as declaring a war on terror. Overall, it appears there was little research done for this book, and it wouldnt likely hold the interest of most children anyway. Perhaps my expectations were set too high.