Former Lansing Michigan author Edward â€œTedâ€ McClelland has written a new book â€œYoung Mr. Obama: Chicago and the Making of a Black Presidentâ€. McClelland who grew up in Lansing and attended Sexton High School has added a significant piece to the lore of President Obama in his new book. The author will sign copies of his new book and do a reading at Everybody Reads on Michigan Avenue Saturday, October 23 at noon.
McClelland who now lives in Chicago where he first met the president as he undertook his unsuccessful 2000 run for elected office has written three previous books of non-fiction. The author recently posted a piece on Huffington Post about his encounter with Obama. Listen to an interview McClelland conducted with the candidate here. And read more about the book here.