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From Kansas to Washington, Barack Obama's 'Story'

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Family PortraitRuth's DeathObama OpiyoFrom KenyaStanley AnnFriendly BluebirdsMercer Island GirlsPetram's 10 Cent StoreAs a ToddlerKindergartenReligionBarack Obama Sr.Lolo, Ann, Barry and MayaIn IndonesiaWith His Father5th GradeAnn, an AnthropologistVarsityBasketballHis NameHomeroomA Product of Randomness

Mercer Island Girls

Growing up "amid the gloom of the Cold War," a friend once said Stanley Ann (top row, fourth from right, without vest) had "a sense of hope and not despair," Maraniss relays. In high school, she was a member of many clubs, including the Mercer Girls social service club.

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