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In this tender, beautiful letter to his daughters, President Barack Obama has written a moving tribute to 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, President Obama sees the traits of these heroes within his own children, and within all of America's children.

This book celebrates the characteristics that unite all Americans, from our nation's founders to generations to come. It is about the potential within each of us to pursue our dreams and forge our own paths. It is a treasure to cherish with your family forever.

©2010 Barack Obama (P)2010 Listening Library

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  • cyril
  • wa, Ghana
  • 2013-01-14

Awesome Work

The idea is awe-inspiring. And the performance was masterfully done. Through his work, Barack recognises the tiny strengths of his daughters and magnifies them through the achievements of great men and women. He also takes us down the history lane to appreciate and thank those who were true to their creativity. It's a piece that anyone should fall for.

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  • EmilyK
  • Portland, OR, United States
  • 2017-07-16

Nice short book for kids

This was a lovely short book for children with excellent narration. My tween even enjoyed listening to it before bedtime. Highly recommended if it is on sale for a reasonable price!

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  • David
  • New York, NY, United States
  • 2017-01-20

A loving tribute

I loved this warm and heart-felt children's story from our respected President Obama which weaves historic figures and their accomplishments with a father's awareness of the qualities his children that have within them to inspire and make positive change in the world just as they have inspired him to write this. Although not read by President Obama, the narrator is a terrific T.V actor with a great voice for narration. This short book actually made me misty-eyed. Fully recommended!

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  • lynda
  • NASHVILLE, TN, United States
  • 2011-01-21

of thee i sing

i felt it was very well written and well thought out--i enjoyed listening to it--

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  • Yolanda
  • 2015-06-08

Full of Love and history

Great book, Mr. President! I really enjoyed it. I am looking forward to reading more.

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  • kiberu malik
  • 2019-04-24

A good inspiration

However, I expected it to be more poetic without some many facts just like the napoleon love letters.

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  • Laurel Foxworth
  • 2019-02-25

loved!<br />

I love the narrative and the reference to individuals that have page forward for what can be done

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  • Matthew J. McMahon
  • 2019-02-10

Less than 8 minutes long

Nice article but the actual article is less than 8 minutes long with half the performance being a list of famous individuals cited in the work... not at all worth $4. Maybe $1... maybe

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  • Cindy
  • 2018-07-08

Outstanding bedtime story for children

Really wish President Obama had recorded it himself. He has a great, reassuring voice. Outside of that, wonderful!

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  • Lusimba
  • 2017-07-20

simply wonderful

insightful thoughts for a father to bequeath his offspring. good read. worth the purchase. recommend it to anyone with an ear for inspiration.