Chicago second graders letter to Obama included in Dear Mr. President book

February 23rd, 2009 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI  

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Chicago, Feb 23 (ANI): A second grade students letter written to President Barack Obama, asking him to help the homeless, has been included in a new book called Dear Mr. President, which features 150 letters and drawings from children around the world.

Aleshay Clay (7), studying at the Bouchet Elementary Math and Science Academy, is worried so much about the destitute people in her neighborhood that she wrote a letter to Obama urging him to do something.

Her two-line note is included in the book and is is the only Chicago student to be included in it, the Chicago Tribune reported.

Dear Mr. President, the little girl wrote on red, white and blue paper. Could you please put homeless people in foster homes? Its good to be in a house because you can keep warm and you can have a bed to sleep in.

The other students in the book urged the president to, among many things, end war, make the planet greener and make it rain candy.

Aleshay, who attends the same elementary school that Michelle Obama did, says she championed the homeless because she worries about them.

I like homeless people. They are very nice, but sometimes they get cold, the Paper quoted her, as writing.
The Dear Mr. President project is a joint effort between the National Education Association and, which will publish the collection on the Internet. The publishers will send a special hard copy of the book to Obama. (ANI)

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