Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters

By Barack Obama, Loren Long

During this smooth, appealing letter to his daughters, President Barack Obama has written a relocating tribute to 13 groundbreaking american citizens and the beliefs that experience formed our kingdom. From the artistry of Georgia O'Keeffe, to the braveness of Jackie Robinson, to the patriotism of George Washington, President Obama sees the features of those heroes inside his personal childrens, and inside all of America's children.

Breathtaking, evocative illustrations via award-winning artist Loren lengthy immediately seize the personalities and achievements of those nice americans and the innocence and promise of childhood.

This appealing publication celebrates the features that unite all american citizens, from our nation's founders to generations to return. it really is in regards to the strength inside of every one folks to pursue our desires and forge our personal paths. it's a treasure to cherish along with your relatives endlessly.

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S. citizen in 1940. A recipient of the Nobel Prize, this esteemed physicist and Princeton collage professor is better identified for his designated thought of relativity, which made recognized the equation E = mc2. JACKIE ROBINSON (1919–1972) was once born to a relatives of sharecroppers in Georgia. He excelled at athletics early on and in 1947 grew to become the 1st African American to play significant league baseball because the activity had develop into segregated within the 19th century. He used to be selected because the nationwide League’s most beneficial participant in 1949.

Have I informed you that you're a healer? Sitting Bull was once a Sioux drugs guy who healed damaged hearts and damaged can provide. it really is advantageous that we're various, he stated. “For peace, it isn't important for eagles to be crows. ” notwithstanding he used to be installed criminal, his spirit soared loose at the plains, and his knowledge touched the generations. Have I informed you that you've got your personal music? a lady named Billie vacation wore a gardenia in her hair and sang attractive blues to the area. Her voice, filled with disappointment and pleasure, made humans consider deeply and upload their melodies to the refrain.

She bought a bachelor’s measure from Radcliffe university and remained an unrelenting voice for the disabled and for lots of different explanations all through her lifestyles. She got the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1964. MAYA LIN (1959– ) is an artist and architect who's most sensible recognized for her layout of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC. She gained a national festival to layout the memorial on the age of twenty-one, while she used to be an undergraduate at Yale. The memorial features a granite wall with the names of fallen and lacking squaddies.

A lady named Jane Addams fed the negative and helped them locate jobs. She opened doorways and gave humans wish. She taught adults and invited teenagers to play and snicker and permit their spirits develop large. Have I advised you that you just don’t surrender? while violence erupted in our country a guy named Martin Luther King Jr. taught us unyielding compassion. He gave us a dream that each one races and creeds could stroll hand in hand. He marched and he prayed and, separately, opened hearts and observed the start of his dream in us.

EISBN: 978-0-375-98329-0 The illustrations during this e-book have been created utilizing acrylic on board. November 2010 FIRST version Random condo Children’s Books helps the 1st modification and celebrates the best to learn. To Michelle—whose fierce love and day-by-day solid feel have nourished such magnificent daughters —B. O. To my sons, Griff and Graham —L. L. Contents conceal identify web page Copyright commitment First web page Biographies concerning the writer and the Illustrator Have I instructed you latterly how impressive you're?

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