President Barack Obama will published a children's illustrated book caleld Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters
. The book will be illustrated by Loren Long. Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Random House Children's Books, is the publisher. The book will be released with a 500,000-copy first printing in a national laydown on November 16, 2010.
President Obama's children's book is a tribute to thirteen 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. The book was acquired and the manuscript completed prior to the Presidentís taking office in January 2009. Proceeds from the sale of the book will be donated to a scholarship fund for the children of fallen and disabled soldiers.