Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters (Unabridged‪)‬

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Publisher Description

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.

GENRE
Kids & Young Adults
NARRATOR
AB
Andre Braugher
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
00:16
hr min
RELEASED
2010
November 16
PUBLISHER
Listening Library
SIZE
14.9
MB

Customer Reviews

Riley StL ,

The Power of Great Leadership

What a beautiful break away from the monotonous tone and talk your hear everyday about this wonderful country while it is in a state of upheaval. I wish people could direct their attention to the silver linings and positive attributes of our nation and its people; who have and are currently using to change the stale mindset that has corrupted our way of living for so long and imposed a discriminatory stereotypical reputation for all Americans to overcome. Stop chasing the presidents name everywhere you can find it only to ridicule and criticize the mans efforts. It's quite honestly a unforgivable shame that he has to enter into his presidency trying to revive so many aspects of out government that have been violated and abused by self interest politicians and corporations. If you raise up only to state the obvious misfortunes that even your own lack of concern for your community has also contributed to, you are precisely the type of American thinking the rest of us real Americans are waiting for you and it to die off. So as loud as you are talking, you're simply magnifying how many people really feel completely opposite from you. Thank you President Obama for setting the example of how to rise above the simple mindedness and still press forward with class in preserving the legacy the american dream holds for so many people who are the substance of what the American dream was built on. I'll be sharing this book with my children tonight.

Greenvilleguitar ,

Very Touching

This is an outstanding work! Thank you Mr. President.

chocolate_muncher ,

Exceptionally beautiful.

I think that this book is a wonderful and inspiring "letter" that can not only help kids to realize their dreams and goals, but also to honor the accomplishments that those before us have already made. It's a wonderful book, that pushes us to look inside of ourselves and realize how wonderfully created we are and how we have the power to make a dent in the world.

And to tiereakcga: Obama wrote and finished this book BEFORE he became president so you're arguement is purely ignorant, not to mention the money that it's "not worth" goes towards scholarships to the children of soldiers fallen in combat. To me, that seems pretty worth it.

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