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Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to my Daughters

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 our 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 of America's children.

Among those featured in this lovely book are Billie Holiday, Maya Lin, Helen Keller, Jane Addams, Georgia O'Keefe and other trailblazers.

For more stories of Mighty Girl role models for all ages, visit our Biographies collection.

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"Long's superb technical gifts and gentle sense of humor shine in the pictures. Posed nobly and, usually, hard at work in full-page scenes, each man or woman also appears as a willowy but recognizable child on the facing and following pages, joining a growing crowd of young observers gazing across the center stitching and exchanging symbolic tools of their various trades. Their ranks swelled with more children, these younger versions turn to face viewers on the penultimate spread, followed by a closing painting of the author walking with his daughters and a page of reasonably accurate historical notes." -- John Peters, School Library Journal

Product Details

Recommended Age 5 - 9
Author Barack Obama
Illustrator Loren Long
ISBN 037583527X
Publication Date Nov 16, 2010
Publisher Alfred A. Knopf
Language English