Throughout her childhood in Kenya, Auma Obama heard stories about her half brother in America. His name was Barack. It wasn't until they were both adults that they met. It was in Chicago in the 1980s.
She says there was an instant connection between Auma and the man who would become the 44th president of the United States. It's a connection that Auma writes about in her new book, which is called "And Then Life Happens."
She talks with Soledad this morning, explaining why she chose to write the book and what it was like to meet "Barry" for the first time.