Obama kids book sells 50 000 copies in 5 days

2010-11-24 07:17

New York – US President Barack Obama’s latest book may not outsell The Audacity of Hope, but it’s off to a good start.

Random House Children’s Books announced yesterday that Of Thee I Sing, a picture book Obama wrote before he was president, sold 50 000 copies in its first five days.

The publisher called it the fastest-selling picture book in the company’s history.

Of Thee I Sing is a tribute to Jackie Robinson, George Washington and other Americans. It was released on November 16.

Obama is donating his proceeds from it to a scholarship fund for children of disabled and fallen soldiers.

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