Abraham Lincoln haunts one of White House bedrooms, says book of kids” lettersFebruary 3rd, 2009 - 7:03 pm ICT by ANI
Chicago, February 3 (ANI): A new book of childrens letters and illustrations, inspired by U.S. President Obamas election, suggests that Abraham Lincoln haunts one of the bedrooms in the White House.
“The first thing you need to do is put your stuff in the White House. … Be careful, Abraham Lincoln haunts one of the bedrooms,” Chicago Sun-Times quoted one of the contributors to Thanks and Have Fun Running the Country: Kids Letters to President Obama as writing.
The letter was written by Matthew Wong, 8, who sent it from Chicago.
Jory John, the editor of the book, revealed that the idea was conceived election night.
Just a few days later, a writing exercise was assigned to the 60 to 65 young students who go to the centre every day: Compose a letter to Obama.
He said that the results were incredible.
“Some of these writing assignments I give out, they just sort of go through the motions. These letters were something that the kids really got into,” John said.
The title of the book came from a letter by 13-year-old San Franciscan Yoselin Martinez.
Thanks and Have Fun Running the Country is available for order at 826national.org.
The book has been published, but everyone wonders whether the letters will reach their destination.
“They asked me if Obama is going to read their letters. I said, ”We”ll certainly send it. I don”t know if he’’s going to read it, but we”re going to try,”” John said. (ANI)
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