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Thanks and Have Fun Running the Country: Kids' Letters to President Obama

Obama Mania has extended to an amazingly fun and sweet new book called Thanks and Have Fun Running The Country: Kids’ Letters to President Obama. After the election of President Obama, hundreds of 6 to 14-year-olds in cities across the country were asked: “What should President Obama do now?” Here is one of my favorite letters from the book:

“I know you want to save the earth, but people don’t want to clean. My life is to clean up all the world and help you to clean. I always dream of cleaning the world with you. I’ll do anything for you because you are the president in this world.
Stephanie Gonzalez, age 7
Los Angeles”

Ohmygod, how cute is that? Proceeds from the sale of this cool book benefit 826 National, a network of nonprofit writing and tutoring centers around the country. Thanks and Have Fun Running The Country sells for $12 and is available for purchase at McSweeny’s.