This book is not political and can be enjoyed by anyone regardless of their ideologies. It therefore makes a great book for school and classroom use, in addition to personal reading. Since the youth vote was overwhelmingly for Barack Obama, I would imagine that teens would be very interested in learning more about him. It is a story that should inspire and empower young adults.
Here is a teenager's review of Barack Obama: An American Story in an Illinois newspaper.
See also: Election 2012: Top 10 Reasons to Vote for President Obama