A Song worth Singing
President Barack Obama’s children’s book, Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to my Daughters, is the sort of book that makes you want to hold your kids tight, and salute your country. That’s because it’s about loving your children and the USA, and seeing how the two are connected. But, more important, it’s a beautiful and inspirational book, written by the President to his daughters, which you can enjoy reading with your children, when they are around the ages of 4 to 8.
We’re not going to kid you, this book might be some work. There’s no plot and no Sponge Bob Square Pants. But there are wonderful illustrations, strong, flowing words, and great (brief) stories about famous individuals, such as baseball player Jackie Robinson, first president George Washington, Sioux chief Sitting Bull, astronaut Neil Armstrong and singer Billie Holiday. The book weaves the achievements of these great people into President Obama’s dreams and ideals for his own daughters.
It’s a powerful message, worth passing on to your own children.
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