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Of thee I sing

A Letter to My Daughters. Winner of the National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) Gold Award 2011

Former president Barack Obama delivers a tender, beautiful letter to his daughters in this picture book illustrated by the award-winning Loren Long (Otis) that's made to be treasured!

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.
"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, César Chávez-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 special gifts and talents. Long's exceptional artwork has a timeless, Rockwellian quality that serves the text well, and the congregation of the children at the book's conclusion will have readers looking and looking again. An addendum features a bit more about each person highlighted. Parents will be happy to talk to their own children about how creative or kind or strong they are and reiterate, as the president does, their place in the American family. - Ilene Cooper"-Booklist, starred review
Barack Obama wurde 1961 in Honululu geborgen. Sein Vater ist Kenianer, seine Mutter stammt aus Kansas. Er verbrachte seine Jugend in Indonesien und auf Hawaii, studierte dann in New York Politikwissenschaft und in Chicago Jura. Seit 2002 Mitglied im Senat von Illinois. 2004 gewann er mit überwältigender Mehrheit als Vertreter seines Landes den Sitz im Bundessenat. Seither einer der beliebtesten und wirkungsvollsten Senatoren der USA. Das britische Magazin "New Statesman" kürte ihn zu einem der "10 Menschen, die die Welt verändern werden". Sein erstes Buch, die Autobiografie "Dreams from my Father" war Nr. 1 der "New York Times" Bestsellerliste.
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Einband gebundene Ausgabe
Seitenzahl 40
Altersempfehlung 0 - 99
Erscheinungsdatum 01.11.2010
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-375-83527-8
Verlag Random House LCC US
Maße (L/B/H) 31/23,5/1,2 cm
Gewicht 525 g
Abbildungen w. numerous col. Illustrationen
Illustrator Loren Long
Buch (gebundene Ausgabe, Englisch)
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