By Barack Obama, Loren Long
During this gentle, appealing letter to his daughters, President Barack Obama has written a relocating tribute to 13 groundbreaking american citizens and the beliefs that experience formed our country. From the artistry of Georgia O'Keeffe, to the braveness of Jackie Robinson, to the patriotism of George Washington, President Obama sees the characteristics of those heroes inside his personal young children, and inside of all of America's children.
Breathtaking, evocative illustrations by means of award-winning artist Loren lengthy right now seize the personalities and achievements of those nice americans and the innocence and promise of childhood.
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He was once selected because the nationwide League’s Most worthy participant in 1949. SITTING BULL (c. 1831–1890) was once a Sioux chief who spoke out and led his humans opposed to many rules of the us govt. he's most renowned 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 formative years to develop into one of many defining singers of yankee well known track and jazz. vacation is understood for the wealthy emotion in her voice. Her most famed performances comprise “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 child and later completed global renown as an writer and activist. She got a bachelor’s measure from Radcliffe collage and remained an unrelenting voice for the disabled and for lots of different explanations all through her lifestyles. She bought the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1964. MAYA LIN (1959– ) is an artist and architect who's most sensible identified for her layout of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC. She received a national festival to layout the memorial on the age of twenty-one, while she was once an undergraduate at Yale. The memorial incorporates a granite wall with the names of fallen and lacking squaddies. thousands of individuals stopover at the memorial each year. JANE ADDAMS (1860–1935) used to be a social reformer devoted to supporting youngsters, removing poverty, and selling peace. Hull condominium, the cost condo she based in Chicago, was once across the world famous in its day for its paintings to deal with the bad. Jane Addams used to be the second one girl to obtain the Nobel Peace Prize, in 1931. DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. (1929–1968) was once a Baptist minister in Atlanta and an icon of the civil rights flow. His inspiring management of the nonviolent move for social swap, together with the Montgomery Bus Boycott of 1955–56 and the March on Washington in 1963, prepared the ground for the desegregation of the USA. He acquired the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. NEIL ARMSTRONG (1930– ) used to be an aviator and astronaut who grew to become the 1st individual to stroll at the moon, which he did on July 20, 1969, as a part of the Apollo eleven challenge. while he set foot at the lunar floor, he famously declared, “That’s one small step for [a] guy, one large bounce for mankind. ” He acquired the Presidential Medal of Freedom that very same 12 months, besides fellow crewmember Buzz Aldrin. CESAR CHAVEZ (1927–1993), a farmworker when you consider that adolescence, used to be an incredible chief of the nonviolent flow for the rights and dignity of farmworkers, utilizing ideas akin to moves, boycotts, and fasts to enforce social switch. He cofounded the nationwide Farm employees organization, which grew to become United Farm employees, and gained many the most important exertions reforms. He was once posthumously offered the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1994. ABRAHAM LINCOLN (1809–1865) used to be the 16th president of the U.S.. He held workplace throughout the Civil conflict, which broke out at the eve of his inauguration, and he observed the country restored to team spirit in 1865.