Wednesday, September 15, 2010

President Barack Obama is coming out with a post-election book: a picture book for children called “Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters,” Random House announced today.

The book, to debut Nov. 16, looks at 13 “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,” Random House said in a press release.

Obama’s book, his third, was written before he took office in January 2009; the deal was brokered by Washington lawyer Bob Barnett, who has handled book deals for Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Henry Paulson, Sarah Palin, Laura Bush

, George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld, among others.

The artist, Loren Long, has illustrated Madonna’s “Mr. Peabody’s Apples” as well as a children’s version of Walt Whitman’s “When I Heard the Learn’d Astronomer” and a new edition of Watty Piper’s “The Little Engine That Could.”

Obama’s earlier books, “Dreams from My Father” and “The Audacity of Hope,” both became international bestsellers. Proceeds from “Of Thee I Sing” will be donated to a scholarship fund for the children of fallen and disabled soldiers, the publishers said. The book will have a 500,000-copy first printing, will be published by Random House’s Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers imprint.

B4B NOTE: And to think....Bush had problems just READING

' My Pet Goat '. What a difference an election makes !

(p.s. GOTV !)

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