Thursday, December 16, 2010

President Obama's Children's Book: Jerry Griswold Reviews

When Random House announced that they would publish President Barack Obama’s children’s book Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters this fall, Mike Luckovich drew an editorial cartoon for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution picturing Republican spokesman Newt Gingrich pointing at the book and observing, “Proof Obama hates adult readers.” As Luckovich’s cartoon comically pointed out, even so simple a thing as the appearance of a children’s book would likely spark reactions from the President’s critics. Indeed, after the book was published, a Fox News forum objected to Obama’s choice of Sitting Bull among the thirteen Americans the book honored; the headline read “Obama Praises Indian Chief Who Defeated U.S. General.” . . .

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1 comment:

  1. I wrote a little about the illustration of Sitting Bull:

    and so did another Native scholar: