Of Thee I Sing

Book review by Kate Pavao, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

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Educational, inspirational profiles of 13 American heroes.

Parents say

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Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

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Based on 1 review

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Reviews, not politics, please!

I don't think it's fair or informative for kjrutherford of Indiana to review this book because s/he hasn't read it. S/he says s/he's basing the opinion on a couple of negative reviews at amazon.com. I just checked amazon where the book has 86 5-star reviews, 6 4-star reviews, and 3 1-star reviews (and no 3 or 2-star reviews). In fact, kjrutherford is taking advantage of this review space to plug Lynn Cheney's books for kids. I think the "review", along with my critique of it, should both be removed to make way for comments from people who have actually read the book and have something constructive to say about it that would assist readers.

Book Details

  • Author: Barack Obama
  • Illustrator: Loren Long
  • Genre: History
  • Book type: Non-Fiction
  • Publisher: Knopf
  • Publication date: November 16, 2010
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 3 - 3
  • Number of pages: 40
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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