Of Thee I Sing

For the holidays, Cruzzie was gifted President Obama’s children’s book “Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters.” (I’m not sure how iI missed this for so long… it was published in 2010.)  The book is thoughtful, educational, emotional, and beautiful. The first time I read it to my kids, I cried (yes, I am prone to crying, but still — this book is powerful). When you read the book, you can hear President Obama’s voice — and what an awe inspiring and powerful speaker he is (can we talk about his farewell address? We were in tears. How I will miss him!). This book is a must have for everyone –it is also a perfect gift.

 

This book seems very fitting for today....it is President Obama's last week as President. It is also a good reminder of how many strong people have shaped our history, and hopefully we will be able to be strong and determined moving forward.

This book is very timely It is also a good reminder of how many strong people have shaped our history.

I can't read this book enough. Even in the snow.

I can’t read this book enough. Even in the snow.

The book is a tribute to thirteen groundbreaking Americans and the ideals that shaped our nation. Examples are the artistry of Georgia O'Keeffe, to the courage of Jackie Robinson, to the patriotism of George Washington. Obama uses the characteristics of these heroes, to show how they exist within his own children and all children.

The book is a tribute to thirteen groundbreaking Americans and the ideals that shaped our nation. Obama uses the characteristics of heroes such as Jackie Robinson and George Washington to show how those traits exist within all children.

It is only fitting to read Martin Lurther King Jr's page as today as his birthday....the power of not giving up.

It is only fitting to read Martin Lurther King Jr’s page on MLK Day…the power of not giving up.

Yes we can, yes we did, yes we can.

Yes we can, yes we did, yes we can.

A good reminder

A good reminder: we all possess qualities of our heroes. Our children (females, immigrants, different religions, different races) ARE the future.

 

Thank you, Dr. King, and thank you President Obama. (And thank you, Mr. Miranda).

Anika Yael Natori, aka, The Josie Girl

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4 Comments

  1. Wow! Thank you for sharing. I had no idea President Obama had written a children’s book. What a great way to honor both legacies of Dr. King and our outgoing President (who I will miss so very much) 🙁

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