Obama reads his children's book


#1

Yes Obama shows the quality of his education.

Usually, big-name authors plug their books on a nationwide book tour. President Barack Obama took a lower-key approach Friday, reading selections from his new children’s book to a group of delighted second-graders in suburban Virginia.
In the library of Long Branch Elementary School, some four dozen youngsters giggled and squirmed as Obama gave voice to passages from “Of Thee I Sing,” an illustrated volume in the form of a letter to his daughters describing the lives of 13 great Americans. It was written in 2008 but just came out this fall, with proceeds going to a scholarship fund for the children of fallen and disabled soldiers

Yes folks it is all about him.


#2

To be as fair as I can be, at least the proceeds are going for a good cause. Don’t tell J.Anderson I said anything nice about Obama. He might have to change his opinion about our fairness


#3

I have to agree. I could care less what the book is about considering where the proceeds are going. I am always up for helping soldiers and their families.


#4

That’s nice of him.


#5

Contrary to popular belief, children’s books are not necessarily easier to write than adult books.


#6

oh yes. It takes quite a bit of finesse to propagandize our children and word these children books in a way that it gets past the parents.


#7

Yeah, that’s very true, but of course, it isn’t what I was thinking about. People who write books for both adults & children will tell you that writing for children is more difficult - my guess is, that it is hard to write to a level for children without “talking down” to them. Of course, not having read Obama’s book, I don’t know whether he could pass the test of a good writer or not. My guess is not, since he has to have a teleprompter to talk to 6th graders. Perhaps he didn’t write it himself - just like his other books.


#8

[quote=“Susanna, post:5, topic:28616”]
Contrary to popular belief, children’s books are not necessarily easier to write than adult books.
[/quote]It can be debated whether Obama wrote this book anyway since he has a history of having others do it for him. We do know he likes to take credit for others work.