Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters by Obama, Barack
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Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters -- Barack Obama, Hardcover


Barack Obama delivers a tender, beautiful letter to his daughters in this powerful picture book illustrated by award-winner Loren Long that's made to be treasured

In this poignant letter to his daughters, 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, 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.

Author: Barack Obama
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Published: 11/16/2010
Pages: 40
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.25lbs
Size: 12.10h x 9.30w x 0.40d
ISBN: 9780375835278
Audience: Ages 4-8

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 6
Point Value: 0.5
Interest Level: Lower Grade
Quiz #/Name: 141406 / Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters

Award: NAPPA Gold Awards - Winner

Review Citation(s):
School Library Journal 01/01/2011 pg. 91
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2011 pg. 190
BookPage 11/01/2010

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.