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A recent president who worked to inspire people of all ages and races is former President Barack Obama. In a recent post of Facebook the former POTUS shared that one of this favorite parts of the summer is “deciding what to read when things slow down just a bit, whether it’s on a vacation with family or just a quiet afternoon. This summer I’ve been absorbed by new novels, revisited an old classic, and reaffirmed by faith in our ability to move forward together when we seek the truth.” Books on his summer reading list include “An American Marriage” by Tayari Jones, who went on social media to thank President Obama and said being on his list was an honor. Other books the first Black president included: Tara Westover’s “Educated” which he calls a “remarkable memoir” of a young woman raised in a survivalist family in Idaho who still manages to strive for education; “Warlight” by Michael Ondaatje looks at the lingering effects of war on family; and “A House for Mr. Biswas” by V.S. Naipaul, the Novel prize winner’s novel about growing up in Trinidad.