Presidents: Good Reads

Barack Obama

Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters by Barack Obama, illustrated by Loren Long is not about a president but is written by a President. The book gathers children and great leaders, one by one, until we see them together forming the many facets of our country. It makes the connection between the stories of leaders past side and the potential of our children to become the leaders of the future. Pegged for ages 6 and up.

Theodore Roosevelt

The Great Adventure: Theodore Roosevelt and the Rise of Modern America by by Albert Marrin is a young adult biography about our 26th President known, among other things for his strong, colorful personality, his visionary work to create national parks but also his less honorable actions such as the railroading of black troops for a crime they did not commit. For 12 and up.

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