Saturday, November 27, 2010

President Obama's Letter to His Daughters -- and All Kids

Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to my Daughters, a newly published children's picture book, would make a gorgeous gift for a child of any age. 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 his 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 children.

Breathtaking, evocative illustrations by award-winning artist Loren Long -- author and illustrator of one of my favorite picture books about Otis the tractor -- at once capture the personalities and achievements of these great Americans and the innocence and promise of childhood. The book illustrates the characteristics that unite all Americans, from the nation's founders to generations to come, celebrating the potential within each of us to pursue our dreams and forge our own paths.

And, just in case you're wondering, he wrote the book before he took office.

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