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Of Thee I Sing: 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 its 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. The American heroes honored in this book include Martin Luther King Jr., Abraham Lincoln, Georgia O'Keeffe, Jackie Robinson, Sitting Bull, George Washington and Helen Keller.

Synopsis:

In a tender letter to his daughters, President Barack Obama has written a moving tribute to 13 historically important Americans and the ideals that have shaped our nation; from the artistry of Georgia O'Keeffe, to the courage of Jackie Robinson and the patriotism of George Washington, President Obama sees the traits of these heroes within his own children, and within all of America's children. Illustrated by a best-selling, award-winning artist whose images capture the personalities and achievements of these great Americans and the innocence and promise of childhood. 500,000 first printing.

About the Author

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 write Of Thee I Sing.

About the Illustrator

Loren Long is the bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator of many beloved books for children, including Drummer Boy and the New York Times bestseller Otis. Born in Missouri and raised in Lexington, Kentucky, he is also the illustrator of Watty Piper's The Little Engine That Could, as well as Toy Boat, I Dream of Trains, and Wind Flyers. He lives in Ohio with his wife, Tracy, their two sons, Griffith and Graham, and their dogs, Elle and Moon.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375983290
Subtitle:
A Letter to My Daughters
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Calligrapher:
Long, Loren
Author:
Obama, Barack
Author:
Long, Loren
Subject:
Juvenile Nonfiction : Social Issues - General
Subject:
Juvenile Nonfiction : Biography & Autobiography - General
Subject:
Juvenile Nonfiction : History - United States/General
Subject:
Situations / General
Subject:
Children s-Peace and Justice
Subject:
Children s Picture Books-General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Teen Issues
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20101116
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
40
Age Level:
4-8

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Children's » Activities » General
Children's » History » United States » General
Children's » Nonfiction » Biographies
Young Adult » Nonfiction » Teen Issues

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Product details 40 pages Random House Children's Books - English 9780375983290 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In a tender letter to his daughters, President Barack Obama has written a moving tribute to 13 historically important Americans and the ideals that have shaped our nation; from the artistry of Georgia O'Keeffe, to the courage of Jackie Robinson and the patriotism of George Washington, President Obama sees the traits of these heroes within his own children, and within all of America's children. Illustrated by a best-selling, award-winning artist whose images capture the personalities and achievements of these great Americans and the innocence and promise of childhood. 500,000 first printing.
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