Obama visits elementary school to read from his new book December 17, 2010 – Tags: ,

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President Barak Obama made a surprise appearance at Long Branch Elementary School in Arlington, VA today.

Obama read to about 90 kids from his new children’s book  Of Thee I Sing a book comprised of illustrated letters written to his daughters describing the lives of 13 great Americans. He also read ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” by Clement Moore and like author’s at most readings took questions from the crowd.

Of Thee I Sing has sold 50,000 copies in the first five days making it the fastest-selling picture book in history for the publisher, Random House Children’s Books.

The Oval, at USA Today, has more on what he read and the questions that were asked

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