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Kids' Letters to President Obama Hardcover – April 14, 2009
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Bill Adler, Jr., is a writer living in Washington, D.C. He is the author of more than twenty books, including Kids’ E-mail and Letters from Camp and Outwitting Squirrels, which has sold more than 300,000 copies.
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BOOK REVIEW: Kids Write the Darndest Things to President Obama
By David M. Kinchen
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Dear President Obama:
Can I come over for a sleepover with Sasha at the White House? I've never been to a sleepover before and that would be super fun!
Eliana, age 6
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That was just one of more than 200 letters that are assembled in "Kids' Letters to President Obama (Ballantine Books, 192 pages, $15.00) collected and edited by Bill Adler and his son Bill Adler Jr. The senior Adler compiled a similar book of letters from kids to President John F. Kennedy.
Regardless of your political views, you'll enjoy the humor, insights and fresh openness displayed in these letters, many written as class projects in school and submitted by the teachers of the kids.
Many of the letters are from black boys and girls, inspired by the election of the nation's first African American -- in its truest sense, since Barack Obama's father was a native of Kenya -- president.
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Dear President Obama,
As a Black female, I'm going to try to be the first woman president, and the first Black woman president at that -- that is, if no one beats me to it.
If we could meet face to face I would be so honored. In a couple of years you will be a legend. One day I will be able to tell my children and grandchildren, "The first Black president was elected."
Kiana, age 12
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The father and son editing team include many photos of actual letters, spelling errors and all. Many of the letters have artwork on them.Read more ›
The kids love it !!!
Once it comes in another student is standing waiting for it !!!
I even ordered more and they do not get to the shelf either.
Had to order my own personal copy just to read it.
To even think that in four years, these children will and/or may have an even greater say.
This is a great book to share with other children and in classrooms where permissable.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
THis is an easy read but very enjoyable and inspriring. You will laugh, cry and think. Cute and insightful kids.Published on April 7, 2014 by okcorral
I did a letter writing unit with my class and used this book when I had my students write to President Obama. The letters inside this book are genuine and funny. Read morePublished on December 11, 2012 by Katie