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Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters (Hardcover)

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    Barack Obama is the forty-fourth president of the United States. Born in Hawaii to a mother from Kansas and a father from Kenya, he himself is now the father of two daughters, Malia and Sasha. It was spending time with them that inspired him to writeOf Thee I Sing.

    About the Illustrator

    Loren Long is the bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator of many beloved books for children, includingDrummer Boy and the New York Times bestseller Otis. Born in Missouri and raised in Lexington, Kentucky, he is also the illustrator of Watty Piper’sThe Little Engine That Could, as well as Toy Boat, I Dream of Trains, andWind Flyers. He lives in Ohio with his wife, Tracy, their two sons, Griffith and Graham, and their dogs, Elle and Moon.
    In this tender, beautiful letter to his daughters, President Barack Obama has written a moving tribute to thirteen groundbreaking Americans and the ideals that have shaped our nation. From the artistry of Georgia O'Keeffe, to the courage of Jackie Robinson, to the patriotism of George Washington, President Obama sees the traits of these heroes within his own children, and within all of America’s children.

    Breathtaking, evocative illustrations by award-winning artist Loren Long at once capture the personalities and achievements of these great Americans and the innocence and promise of childhood.

    This beautiful book celebrates the characteristics that unite all Americans, from our nation’s founders to generations to come. It is about the potential within each of us to pursue our dreams and forge our own paths. It is a treasure to cherish with your family forever.


    ISBN 9780375835278
    Genre JUVENILE NONFICTION / Social Issues / General (see also headings under Family)
    Format Hardcover
    Pages 40
    Publisher Date 2010-11-16 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Alfred a Knopf Inc
    Copyright Year 2010
    Height 12.0 in
    Wdth 9.0 in
    Thickness 0.5 in
    Unit weight 1.25 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle A Letter to My Daughters
    Audience Children/juvenile
    Authors Obama, Barack
    Country of Origin United States

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    • Of Thee I Sing A Letter To My Daughters

      A poignant letter to President Obama's daughters and appropriate to all families who want to instill a message of equality and gratefulness for all who have helped make this country successful.... very appropriate for all children and adults as well. BRAVO!

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    • Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters

      Very well thought out message. Great way to get across each person's worth and contribution to society. Most encouraging words with wonderful & meaningful illustrations. Kudos to both our President & artist. ~ Iz of Oshkosh

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    • Great Book!

      I originally bought this book for myself, not realizing it was a children's book, so I sent it to my grand-daughter. This is for an older child, I'd say around 7 yrs and up. What a beautiful way to teach your child values and responsibility but also to be proud to be an American. Barak has also managed to write this book in a way so that when you read it to your child that he or she will also feel loved just for who they are right at this very moment. The book itself is also beautiful and should become a keepsake since it was written by the first African American president in the history of the U.S.

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    • Goldenvicki

      Fabulous and well written for the kind ddos

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    • A Keepsake

      A treasure for the whole family. I will purchase extra copies and pass them on to adults and children. This book is a true keepsake.

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    • Children's book

      great book for you kids. worth purchasing........A GOOD READ

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    • touching & educational book!

      i love this book. it made a great gift for my niece.

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    • Love It

      This is an inspiring book for toddlers and elementary age children. I purchased this book for my 2 year old grand-daughter. Highly recommend it.

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