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Barack Obama: of Thee I Sing (Hardback)

By Obama, Barack
Illustrated by Long, Loren

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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 G... read full description below.

ISBN 9780375835278
Published 3 December 2010 by Alfred A. Knopf
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780375835278
ISBN-10 037583527X
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Alfred A. Knopf
Imprint Alfred A. Knopf
Publication Date 3 December 2010
International Publication Date 16 November 2010
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Obama, Barack
Illustrated by Long, Loren
Category Award Winning
General Picture Books
Ethical Issues
Human Geography / Peoples Of The World
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 40
Dimensions Width: 236mm
Height: 307mm
Spine: 10mm
Weight 567g
Interest Age 2-6 years
Reading Age 2-6 years
Library of Congress Conduct of life, National characteristics, American, Heroes, United States - History, Individual differences
NBS Text Children's General Non-Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 179
Catalogue Code 157328

Description of this Book

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. 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. The American heroes honored in this book include Martin Luther King Jr., Abraham Lincoln, Georgia O'Keeffe, Jackie Robinson, Sitting Bull, George Washington, Helen Keller, and many others.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Winner of NAPPA Gold Awards (Ages 6 & Up) 2011
NZ Review If Barack Obama wants to quit his day job (and maybe he might), he can probably make it as a children's book author. Certainly, this is a beautiful package: thoughtfully conceived, handsomely illustrated and designed, and with a tight yet evocative text that brings children into the world of 13 famous Americans. Framed as a letter to his daughters ( Have I told you lately how wonderful you are? the book begins), each double-page spread then asks a question that is exemplified by a person of note. Have I told you that you are creative? introduces Georgia O'Keeffe, who helped us see big beauty in what is small: / the hardness of stone and the softness of feather. Most of the people briefly profiled are expected names--George Washington, Jackie Robinson, Helen Keller, Cesar Chavez--but there are a few outliers here as well, including Billie Holiday and Sitting Bull. As the spreads turn, other children join (the unnamed) Malia and Sasha on the question page, each embodying their own

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Author's Bio

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.

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