Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters

By Barack Obama, Loren Long

During this gentle, attractive letter to his daughters, President Barack Obama has written a relocating tribute to 13 groundbreaking american citizens and the beliefs that experience formed our country. From the artistry of Georgia O'Keeffe, to the braveness of Jackie Robinson, to the patriotism of George Washington, President Obama sees the characteristics of those heroes inside of his personal youngsters, and inside of all of America's children.

Breathtaking, evocative illustrations through award-winning artist Loren lengthy immediately seize the personalities and achievements of those nice american citizens and the innocence and promise of childhood.

This appealing ebook celebrates the features that unite all american citizens, from our nation's founders to generations to come back. it really is in regards to the strength inside each one people to pursue our goals and forge our personal paths. it's a treasure to cherish together with your kin eternally.

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Have I instructed you that you're robust? a girl named Helen Keller fought her manner via lengthy, silent darkness. notwithstanding she couldn't see or pay attention, she taught us to examine and hear one another. by no means expecting lifestyles to get more straightforward, she gave others braveness to stand their demanding situations. Have I advised you the way very important it's to honor others’ sacrifices? a lady named Maya Lin designed the Vietnam Veterans Memorial to recollect those that gave their lives within the warfare, and the Civil Rights Memorial to thank the various who fought for equality.

Cesar stated. “Yes, you could! ” Have I advised you that you're a part of a family members? a guy named Abraham Lincoln knew that each one of the United States may still interact. He stored our state one and promised freedom to enslaved sisters and brothers. This guy of the folks, uncomplicated and simple, requested extra of our country—that we behave as family. Have I advised you to be proud to be American? Our first president, George Washington, believed in liberty and justice for all. His barefoot squaddies crossed wintry rivers, forging ever on.

A girl named Jane Addams fed the terrible and helped them locate jobs. She opened doorways and gave humans desire. She taught adults and invited little ones to play and chuckle and allow their spirits develop huge. Have I informed you that you just don’t surrender? whilst violence erupted in our country a guy named Martin Luther King Jr. taught us unyielding compassion. He gave us a dream that each one races and creeds could stroll hand in hand. He marched and he prayed and, separately, opened hearts and observed the beginning of his dream in us.

The memorial incorporates a granite wall with the names of fallen and lacking squaddies. hundreds of thousands of individuals stopover at the memorial each year. JANE ADDAMS (1860–1935) was once a social reformer devoted to aiding youngsters, removing poverty, and selling peace. Hull condo, the payment condo she based in Chicago, was once the world over famous in its day for its paintings to accommodate the bad. Jane Addams used to be the second one girl to obtain the Nobel Peace Prize, in 1931. DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. (1929–1968) was once a Baptist minister in Atlanta and an icon of the civil rights move.

While he set foot at the lunar floor, he famously declared, “That’s one small step for [a] guy, one great bounce for mankind. ” He got the Presidential Medal of Freedom that very same 12 months, besides fellow crewmember Buzz Aldrin. CESAR CHAVEZ (1927–1993), a farmworker seeing that youth, was once a tremendous chief of the nonviolent circulation for the rights and dignity of farmworkers, utilizing strategies reminiscent of moves, boycotts, and fasts to enforce social switch. He cofounded the nationwide Farm employees organization, which grew to become United Farm staff, and gained many the most important exertions reforms.

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