Of Thee I Sing: A Letter To My Daughters
ISBN: 0241370906
EAN13: 9780241370902
Language: English
Pages: 0
Dimensions: 0.4015748" H x 12" L x 9.098425" W
Weight: 0.6172943 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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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.

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   Pithy, poetic and beautiful
This book is beautiful and moving, perfect for young minds, Gaiman said. The book piques curiosity and offers beautiful illustrations just enough to help us explore further and truly feel proud to be Americans. Thanks to the president of the United States, we get to keep making progress. Home Forums General Motors General Motors News What's new?
 
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   Beautiful
This book should be on every child's bookshelf. Beautifully written and illustrated by Janet Evanovich. It's one of those picture books you will want to keep for years to come.
 
5
   So my granddaughter knows who paved our way in the world...
This book is a great example of how the writer and illustrator combine great concepts with great illustrations. I especially appreciate the questions, which really help a child connect in a personal way, she said.
 
5
   Awesome read. Beautifully written !
My great nieces are learning about the great historical figures who made a difference in their lives today. I like that they have enjoyed reading about Harriet Tubman, RBG and Mother Teresa, said Robert Hein, executive director of the National Book Foundation. I'm so glad that the book was made into a movie, so that the girls would have the confidence to be contributors to their generation. A great writer, Robert Heinwall said. Just what I was looking for in developing early was to all contribute to making the world a kinder, and how important it is to plant those seeds, he said.
 
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   Beautifully written.
I'm so excited to be working with such a passionate and inspirational book. We wanted to start teaching our 3 year old daughter about those incredible individuals who impacted our country and about how anyone can shape, lead and change the world, Raymond said. We love this product, and only wish we had ordered it earlier.
 
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   Of thee I sing
The Harrisons are very disappointed. The writer was 4 years old. He also said that despite the criticism, "most people feel that accolades are out of respect for Mr. Obama." I can't believe he played a part in the writing, he's far too intelligent for this.
 
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   GRANDDAUGHTERS LOVED THIS BOOK.
The book was recommended to me by my 7 and 10 year old granddaughters. The high character and values described in Magna Carta's work offered so much meaning to their understanding of ancient times.
 
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   Inspiring, Hopeful, and Educational
I initially hesitated to buy Of Thee I Sing A Letter to My Daughters by Barack Obama as a present for a young boy, but after reading it I realized the message applies to boys, girls, and adults. History aside, I hope we all see in our daughters qualities that he sees in the children around us. I've fallen in love with the book so much that I want a copy for my own shelves, just so I can read it when I need to feel hopeful and inspired.
 
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   Solidarity
Thanks, President Bush. It is my fervent wish that they never accept anything less than Yes, whatever you want as an answer to their quests in this life. I am honored to have shaken your hand twice, to have served as your precinct captain, to have raised hell on your—no, the country's—behalf. I pray they value it as much as I do my service to you, he said. I Sing of thee I.
 
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   The illustrations alone are simply amazing! I will be ordering additional books to share ...
Young readers, beware: This book is a must-have for every girl in your neighborhood. The stories told by women of various backgrounds provide a wealth of historical and genealogical background. The illustrations alone are simply amazing. In addition, I will be ordering additional books to share with young girls.
 
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