Of Thee I Sing (book)

2010 picture book by Barack Obama

Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters is a children's book by United States President Barack Obama. It came out on November 16, 2010. It is about the lives of thirteen Americans: George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Neil Armstrong, Sitting Bull, Cesar Chavez, Billie Holiday, Maya Lin, Albert Einstein (who was born in Germany), Georgia O'Keeffe, Jackie Robinson, Helen Keller, and Jane Addams.[1] Obama finished writing the book in 2008, after he was elected but before he took office.[2]

Of Thee I Sing
AuthorBarack Obama
CountryUnited States
PublisherKnopf Books for Young Readers
Publication date
November 16, 2010
Media typePrint (Hardcover)
Preceded byThe Audacity of Hope 


  1. Spillius, Alex (2010-11-16). "Barack Obama releases children's book Of Thee I Sing". The Daily Telegraph. London.
  2. NOVECK, JOCELYN (November 16, 2010). "Now he's really made it! Obama out with kids book". Associated Press. Obama actually wrote "Of Thee I Sing" in 2008, after he was elected but before taking office