By Barack Obama, Loren Long
During this delicate, attractive letter to his daughters, President Barack Obama has written a relocating tribute to 13 groundbreaking americans and the beliefs that experience formed our state. From the artistry of Georgia O'Keeffe, to the braveness of Jackie Robinson, to the patriotism of George Washington, President Obama sees the features of those heroes inside his personal teenagers, and inside all of America's children.
Breathtaking, evocative illustrations through award-winning artist Loren lengthy straight away seize the personalities and achievements of those nice americans and the innocence and promise of childhood.
This attractive publication celebrates the features that unite all americans, from our nation's founders to generations to come back. it really is in regards to the capability inside each one people to pursue our desires and forge our personal paths. it's a treasure to cherish along with your relatives without end.
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This guy of the folks, easy and simple, requested extra of our country—that we behave as kinfolk. Have I instructed you to be proud to be American? Our first president, George Washington, believed in liberty and justice for all. His barefoot infantrymen crossed wintry rivers, forging ever on. He helped make an concept right into a new kingdom, robust and precise, a rustic of rules, a rustic of electorate. Have I informed you that the United States is made from humans of each variety? humans of all races, religions, and ideology. humans from the coastlines and the mountains. those who have made vibrant lighting fixtures shine through sharing their specific presents and giving us the braveness to boost each other up, to maintain the struggle, to paintings and construct upon all that's strong in our state. Have I advised you that they're all part of you? Have I advised you that you're one in every of them, and that you're the destiny? and feature I informed you that i admire you? GEORGIA O’KEEFFE (1887–1986) is one in all America’s best-known artists. Born in Wisconsin, she additionally lived in ny urban; close to Lake George, big apple; and in New Mexico, and is most famed for her beautiful huge work of vegetation and bones that she observed within the Southwest. ALBERT EINSTEIN (1897–1955) used to be born in Germany, immigrated to the USA in 1933, and have become a U. S. citizen in 1940. A recipient of the Nobel Prize, this esteemed physicist and Princeton collage professor is better recognized for his specified thought of relativity, which made well-known the equation E = mc2. JACKIE ROBINSON (1919–1972) used to be born to a relations of sharecroppers in Georgia. He excelled at athletics early on and in 1947 turned the 1st African American to play significant league baseball because the recreation had develop into segregated within the 19th century. He used to be selected because the nationwide League’s most useful participant in 1949. SITTING BULL (c. 1831–1890) was once a Sioux chief who spoke out and led his humans opposed to many guidelines of the us govt. he's most famed for his attractive victory in 1876 over Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer within the conflict of the Little Bighorn. BILLIE vacation (1915–1959) rose from a tough youth to develop into one of many defining singers of yankee renowned song and jazz. vacation is understood for the wealthy emotion in her voice. Her most famed performances contain “What a bit Moonlight Can Do,” “God Bless the Child,” “Summertime,” and “Stormy climate. ” HELEN KELLER (1880–1968) grew to become deaf and blind as a baby and later accomplished global renown as an writer and activist. She acquired a bachelor’s measure from Radcliffe university and remained an unrelenting voice for the disabled and for lots of different factors all through her existence. She bought the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1964. MAYA LIN (1959– ) is an artist and architect who's top identified for her layout of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC. She received a national pageant to layout the memorial on the age of twenty-one, while she used to be an undergraduate at Yale. The memorial encompasses a granite wall with the names of fallen and lacking infantrymen.