New Book by Obama

President Obama has written a tribute to 13 groundbreaking Americans for readers aged 3 and up. Titled Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters, it will be published  Nov. 16 by Knopf Books for Young Readers. Among the people profiled are George Washington, Jackie Robinson and Georgia O’Keeffe. According to a story by the AP, the book will have a first printing of 500,000 copies and a list price of $17.99. The President will donate  proceeds from the book to “a scholarship fund for the children of fallen and disabled soldiers serving our nation,” according to the publisher’s statement.

The book will be illustrated by Loren Long, whose work includes illustrating the 2005 re-release of The Little Engine That Could, (Philomel, 2005) and writing and illustrating Otis (Philomel, 2009).

Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters
Barack Obama
Retail Price: $17.99
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers (2010-11-16)
ISBN / EAN: 037583527X / 9780375835278

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