President Barack Obama’s letter to his daughters, written after being elected and before being inaugurated, is a beautiful and special book.
Called ‘of Thee I Sing’, and illustrated by Cincinnatian Loren Long, it is subtitled A Letter to My Daughters. Barack’s dedication is To Michelle – whose fierce love and daily good sense have nourished such wonderful daughters.
The drawings are incredible – whimsical, strong, full of truth. Malia, Sasha and Bo are on the cover. Barack tells the girls that they are creative and kind healers and explorers (plus many other qualities) by using Georgia O’Keefe, Sitting Bull, Neal Armstrong, Einstein and many others as examples. And a child with each of those characteristics joins the group as each page progresses on, until we are faced with a beautiful page, worth studying, of American’s wonderful children.
I love this book, this man, his family and all of us. Long may we wave.