I was putting this book in the system and I noticed no other schools have it yet. This book was written by Barack Obama. Whatever your thoughts about him as president, I think this is a great book for students. The President writes to his children about what character traits he would like them to have and then tells them about people in history who have displayed these traits. It also has a brief bio on each person at the end of the book that is very interesting.
Angie Pratt, Hillsdale Elem. School Media Center
Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters
Written by Barack Obama, Illustrated by Loren Long
Knopf Books for Young Readers / Random House
Release Date: Nov. 16, 2010