It’s Father’s Day!
Guess what today is? Yep, it’s Father’s Day, a day that all the dads across the world eagerly wait for. So, have you honored your ‘World’s Best Dad’ yet?
Father’s Day, usually held on the third Sunday of June, was established in 1910 and was celebrated on the 19th of June in the same year for the first time. The day was initially created to honor all those fathers who take part in a child’s life as a major figure, simply known as a parent. Although some countries celebrate this day on different days, the purpose of it remains the same and so do the celebrations. Father’s Day is celebrated it by giving gifts and cards, spending a day with their fathers or even pulling wagons called ‘Bollerwagons’ in Germany. It is also considered as a holiday in some countries.
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Topic : I’m A Hero
Deadline : 2nd of July 2015
Dreams from My Father
‘Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance’ is a memoir written by the current president of the United States of America and the first African-American to serve as the president of the U.S. Barack Obama. The book was first published on July 18, 1995 by Times Books and it was republished on August 10, 2004 by Three Rivers Press, together with a new preface and Obama’s keynote address presented at the Democratic National Convention in 2004.
The book follows Obama’s life story up to his enrollment at Harvard Law School in 1998. Barack Obama was born on August 4, 1961 in Honolulu, Hawaii to Barack Obama, Sr. and Ann Dunham. His parents got divorced in 1964 and since then, Obama has seen his father only once. Barack Obama Sr. passed away in a car accident in 1982. After his mother’s second marriage, Obama moved to Jakarta with his new family and returned to Hawaii when he was ten years old, after which he attended Punahou School up until his graduation. Afterwards, he attended Occidental College in Los Angeles, Columbia University, New York and Harvard Law School. In his book, Obama recounts various experiences he had during this time, including working for a non-profit organization, his time with Chicago’s Trinity United Church of Christ and his visit to Kenya.
The memoir has received praise from popular writers including Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison and American novelist Philip Roth and has also earned Obama the Grammy Award for Best Spoken word album in 2006. It was listed on Time Magazine’s ‘Top 100 non-fiction books written in English since 1923’ in 2011.