Of Thee I Sing by Barack Obama
A Letter to My Daughters

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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.


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About Barack Obama

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BARACK OBAMA was elected President of the United States on November 4, 2008. He is also the author of the New York Times bestseller The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream.
 
Published November 16, 2010 by Knopf Books for Young Readers. 39 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Children's Books.

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“Have I told you that you are smart?” he asks rhetorically, then continues by providing a brief snapshot of “[a] man named Albert Einstein / [who] turned pictures in his mind into giant advances in science, / changing the world / with energy and light.” Neither Obama’s daughters nor less aug...

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The Guardian

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But part of me was thinking: Oh, no, not another "celebrity" children's book, another example of a famous person thinking it's easy to write a kid's book – and even easier to write the text of a picture book.

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Publishers Weekly

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Already the author of two books for adults, President Obama turns toward young Americans with this picture book tribute to 13 men and women—and corresponding qualities of character—that demonstrate the nation's best.

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Examiner

From all backgrounds they have came across the many years, and their lives show children everywhere that anything is possible and that our country is full of wonderful people from all backgrounds ready to make a difference in the world.

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Suite 101

In this era of screens, speed, sports and multiple distractions, parents can often forget to read to their children.

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Common Sense Media

The president's book will educate young readers about America's heroes and remind them that they can also make a difference in their world.

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Independent.ie

In 2004, while still a senator, Barack Obama was paid $1.9m to write three children's books.

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https://bookpage.com

Especially memorable are the images of O’Keeffe painting an enormous flower, Maya Lin reflected in the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the young Chavez addressing farm workers.

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Jacksonville.com

(If you are a crossword junkie or a word jumble fan, this is not the book for you.) It is worth noting that the answers are in the back of the book.

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HSJ

In his recently published children’s book Of Thee I Sing , President Barrack Obama addresses his two daughters, Natasha and Malia Ann.

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Pittsburgh Urban Media

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Eurweb

From the artistry of Georgia O’Keefe to the courage of Jackie Robinson, from the strength of Helen Keller 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… This beautiful book is about the poten...

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Babble--for a new generation of parents

Earlier today, my colleague Danielle asked readers if they planned to buy President Obama’s children’s book , Of Thee I Sing.

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