Will You Buy Obama's Kids Book 'Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters'?

Thu, November 18, 2010 10:41am EDT by Add first Comment

Courtesy of the White House
President Barack Obama’s kid’s book was released this week. Have you picked up a copy yet for your kids?

Barack Obama is diving into the world of children’s books! The president of the U.S. released his new book Of Thee of Sing: A Letter To My Daughters on Tuesday (Nov. 17), and it’s already number 2 on Amazon.com’s best sellers for children’s books and number 10 on the overall best sellers list! Illustrated by Loren Long, the president shares his dreams for his girls, Malia, 12, and Sasha, 9, in the book by discussing 13 influential Americans.

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The book is written in letter form to his daughters and mentions iconic American figures like Billie Holiday, Helen Keller, Cesar Chavez, Neil Armstrong, Martin Luther King Jr., and Abraham Lincoln. “Have I told you that you are creative?” Obama asks, before mentioning painter Georgia O’Keeffe, who “helped us see big beauty in what was small.” He then talks about Albert Einstein, who “turned pictures in his mind into great advances in science.” Also described is Jackie Robinson, the pioneering black major league baseball player, who “showed us all how to turn fear to respect and respect to love.”

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The cover presents an adorable illustration of Barack and Michelle Obama‘s two daughters and their beloved pup, Bo! The 40-page book is priced at $8.99 on Amazon.com. Obama will donate all proceeds to a scholarship fund for the children of killed or disabled veterans. Will you buy it, HollyMoms? Check out the video below featuring the book’s illustrator, Loren Long.

–Leigh Blickley

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