Being a parent is by far one of the most important jobs for any individual or household of individuals. It is in and of this job that the successful future of a nation is born. Every parent dreams of their children being successful in all their endeavours. In “Raising the Next Barack Obama: A Guide to Develop Core Principles for Success in Your Child” the fundamental principles that are displayed in Obama which contributed to his success are meticulously examined. Moments of his life and everyday activities which parents can implement are used to emphasize these principles, which if applied with due diligence, guarantees greater success. Throughout the book Taniesha motivates and inspires parents to take on the mandate of playing the crucial role in the development and success of their children. Parents should read this book with an open mind and a burning desire to improve their lives and that of their children.