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Children’s Book by President Obama: Of Thee I Sing

By Steveliu @charitablegift

obama children's bookOf Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters is a wonderful book by President Obama. It’s framed as a letter to his daughters Malia and Sasha, beginning with the words, “Have I told you lately how wonderful you are”.

He then proceeds to talk about thirteen great Americans, introducing them with the same phrase, “Have I told you”. To introduce Abraham Lincoln, he writes “Have I told you that you are part of a family?” For Billie Holliday he writes “Have I told you that you have your own song?” For Sitting Bull, he writes “Have I told you that you are a healer?” Each is followed by a short paragraph talking about the American he is paying tribute to. And each is beautifully illustrated by artist Loren Long.

Whatever your feeling about President Obama, one thing that’s clear is that he loves his daughters and he loves his country. Proceeds from this book will go to support charities.


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