17 books Barack Obama thinks everyone should read this summer
5 days ago - By Business Insider
Former President Barack Obama is a prolific reader .
It's a tradition for him to make a list of summer reading each year.
This year's book recommendations focused on African literature.
Former President Barack Obama is making his first trip to Africa since he left the White House last year. So, his annual summer reading list, which he posted on Facebook , is focusing on African literature.
"Kenya, of course, is the Obama ancestral home," he wrote in the July 13 post. "I visited for the first time when I was in my twenties and I was profoundly influenced by my experiences - a journey I...
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These Are the 6 Books Barack Obama Thinks You Should Read This Summer
5 days ago - By Time
Former President Barack Obama shared his annual summer reading list - and it's one you should definitely bookmark.
Obama posted the list, which includes six books, on his Facebook page Friday - writing that he curated the list in anticipation of his upcoming trip to Africa, during which he will visit Kenya and South Africa.
In his Facebook post, Obama explained visiting Kenya is special for him since it's his family's ancestral home. His 1995 memoir, Dreams from My Father - one of TIME's 2011 picks for the best 100 non-fiction books since 1923 - shares stories from his first visit to his...
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