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    Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters (Hardback) By (author) President Barack Obama, Illustrated by Loren Long

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    DescriptionIn 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 his 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 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 the 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.

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    Of Thee I Sing
    A Letter to My Daughters
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) President Barack Obama, Illustrated by Loren Long
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 40
    Width: 238 mm
    Height: 313 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 565 g
    ISBN 13: 9780857530462
    ISBN 10: 0857530461

    BIC E4L: EY, PIB
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y1.3
    BIC subject category V2: YBC
    BIC children’s book marketing category: B3M79
    Ingram Subject Code: C9
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 12860
    DC22: 170.44, 973.099
    BISAC V2.8: JNF025170
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP062
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/HEROES
    Thema V1.0: YBC
    Illustrations note
    Random House Children's Publishers UK
    Imprint name
    Doubleday Children's Books
    Publication date
    16 November 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    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.
    Review quote
    "He has been deliberately liberal in his choice. It is a very beautiful and lyrical book. The roots of the pictures go back to classic American art. It is a very beautifully made book." -- Former Children's Laureate Michael Rosen in conversation with John Wilson BBC Radio 4, Front Row 20101117 "A moving tribute to 13 influential Americans and how they helped shape the US ... The message applies to us all - anything is possible and we can achieve whatever we set our minds to. It's a lovely book to share with children. Can we read it and enjoy it? Yes we can" -- Natasha Harding The Sun 20101203 "Of Thee I Sing is a beautiful hardback picture book that celebrates the potential within each of us to pursue our dreams and forge our own paths" Junior News & Mail 20110104