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New Obama book for kids: "Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters"


WASHINGTON-- President Obama is coming out with a children's book--titled "Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters," to be published next month and announced on Tuesday.

The publishers --Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Random House Children's Books--will sell the book for $17.99 with the proceeds going to charity.

The book is a hat tip to 13 Americans, including artist Georgia O'Keeffe, baseball giant Jackie Robinson and George Washington.

The book was promised as part of a three-book deal Obama inked in December, 2004, when he was a senator-elect from Illinois.


Give us a break Barak.
Youll do anything to be in the limelight to divert attention from your failures in every major issue.
I still cant understand how I voted for you.
I think America will be happy , if you just resign and keep to writing books.

How does he have time to do all this publicity? Letterman, The View, writing a book. Does he realize that he is the Commander and Chief of a major world power?! When I voted for him I thought he would at least work hard on being President, not a celebrity.

My President,
Is also a family man. It is so beautiful for My President Obama to let the world know that he loves his children and it is so important that his sweet dauthers know that their father may be the President of the USA but daddy still has time for his love ones. If people would take as much time caring for others all they do hating the world would be a better place.

I've never in all my all adult years seen so much disrespect for the President. Maybe he should write a book on manners for Americans "learning the meaning of respecting the President" even if you don't like his policies.

If you read the print, it said he wrote the books and requested publication when he was president elect; which means he had written them prior. At least he isn't getting sexual favors from his employees and reaping the publicity from that event. And the money is going to charities, who need it. He is setting a good example of how American's should be.

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