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The Book on Obama

By Alyson Klein — November 07, 2008 1 min read
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There’s already a children’s book about the new president-elect. Barack Obama: America’s 44th President was shipping out to stores shortly after Election Day.

Instant Book: This children's volume shipped within days of the election.

It was written by Carole Marsh, who also wrote a book for children about the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

“Adults are patient,” Ms. Marsh said in a statement. “Kids aren’t. They were totally engaged in this election. They know who won. And now, they want to know more. After all, Barack Obama is their president, too!”

The 40-page book, written for children 7 to 14, informs readers about Mr. Obama’s family, as well as his new home in Washington. It is being published by Gallopade International, based in Peachtree City, Ga.

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A version of this article appeared in the November 12, 2008 edition of Education Week

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