|In print/braille format, Ages 4-8, $17.99
Framed as a letter to his daughters, President Obama's first children's book is a moving tribute to thirteen groundbreaking Americans and the ideals that have shaped our nation. The courage of Jackie Robinson, the creative talent of Billie Holiday, the patriotism of George Washington - President Obama sees the traits of these heroes within his own children, and within all of America's children. Each double-page spread asks a question that is represented by a notable person. "Have I told you that you are strong?" introduces Helen Keller: "She taught us to look at and listen to each other. Never waiting for life to get easier, she gave others the courage to face their challenges." Among those profiled, there are familiar names - Washington, Robinson, and Martin Luther King Jr. - but there are a few nice surprises too, like Jane Addams, Maya Lin, and Sitting Bull.
An addendum features a bit more about each person highlighted. Parents will be happy to talk to their own children about how creative or kind or strong they are and reiterate, as the president does, their place in the American family. This beautiful keepsake book celebrates the characteristics that unite all Americans.
Tactile American Flags
United States Constitution and Declaration of Independence