Obama pens book for children

In the book entitled 'Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters', Obama has written a moving tribute to thirteen groundbreaking Americans and the ideals that have shaped the United States — from the artistry of Georgia O'Keeffe, to the courage of Jackie Robinson, to the patriotism of George Washington.

Announcing the publication of the book in New York, Chip Gibson, president and publisher of Random House Children's Book, said the book is an inspiring marriage of words and images, history and story.

"'Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters' celebrates the characteristics that unite all Americans—the potential to pursue our dreams and forge our own paths," Gibson said.

To be released on November 16 with a 5000,000 copy print-run, the illustration in the book is provided by the award-winning and New York Times' bestselling artist Loren Long.

The book was acquired and the manuscript completed prior to Obama taking office in January 2009.

His two daughters Malia and Sasha inspired him to write the book.

Proceeds from the sale of the book will be donated to a scholarship fund for the children of fallen and disabled soldiers serving our nation.

Knopf Executive Editor Michelle Frey edited the book, which was acquired from President Obama's attorney, Robert B Barnett.

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