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Praise Song for the Day: A Poem for Barack Obama's Presidential Inauguration

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Praise Song for the Day

A Poem for Barack Obama's Presidential Inauguration

By Elizabeth Alexander, David Diaz (Illustrated by)

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Format: Hardback, 32 pages
Published In: United States, 21 February 2012
On January 20, 2009, Elizabeth Alexander served as the fourth ever inaugural poet and a central participant in one of the most closely watched inaugurations in American history. Selected by Barack Obama, Alexander composed and delivered her original poem "Praise Song for the Day" to an audience of millions, and now the poem can be read and savored for posterity. Printed on heavy, uncoated stock, with French flaps, and a silver foil stamp, this collectible chapbook is a cherished reminder of this monumental presidential event. Also available in Spanish. Canto de alabanza para el dia: Poema para la ceremonia inaugural del mandato de Barack Obama

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"With the 2012 presidential election coming up, it is good to look back and recall the historical significance of the 2008 vote that resulted in the election of our first African American president. This is a book that can and should make that happen."--School Library Journal "A moving pictorial elegy."--Publishers Weekly A moving pictorial elegy. --Publishers Weekly" With the 2012 presidential election coming up, it is good to look back and recall the historical significance of the 2008 vote that resulted in the election of our first African American president. This is a book that can and should make that happen. --School Library Journal" "Elizabeth Alexander is an inspired choice for this historic role. She is a marvelous poet, an incisive and influential scholar, and one of the great citizens of the literary world. What a joy it will be to see her and hear her at that podium on that day!" "--"Alice Quinn "Elizabeth Alexander is a superb choice for the Obama Inauguration. She is from Washington, she represents Obama's generation, and she has written about the civil rights conflict and other historical events that have shaped the character of this country . . . At the same time, her intense personal vision reveals the commonplace life illuminated from startling new angles--as good poetry always does." "--"Tree Swenson, Director of the Academy of American Poets

EAN: 9780061926631
ISBN: 0061926639
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Age Range: 5-9 years
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