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By Laura Olin
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      Jim Peplau on November 13

      I grew up with children’s books profiling the achievements of Washington, Jefferson and Lincoln. Their humanity, integrity and professional bearing, if not explicitly stated, was assumed. Today, we no longer take the character of the President for granted. In an atmosphere heavy with bombastic proclamations emboldening ignorance, intolerance and division; this smartly composed and illustrated book reassures readers that our best leaders are thoughtful, caring and inclusive.

    2. Laura Olin Creator on November 13

      @Chris - now updated!! Sorry about that!

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      Chris Callison-Burch on November 13

      Hi Laura, Can you update the permissions on the Google Form that you linked to from your Project Update #3 email. Currently it says "You need permission. This form can only be viewed by users in the owner's organization."

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      Kevin Simowitz on November 13

      When President Obama was elected in 2008, I was hanging out with two of my colleagues' sons, ages 7 and 9 or somewhere around there at the time. I asked them what they thought about the election, and S. said it would be "cool to see his face on the wall." I asked what he meant, and he told me: "In my classroom at school, they have pictures of all the presidents hung up in a row. Now there will be someone who looks like me and maybe I could be president one day, too." I can't wait to share this book with the families in my life whose kids need to know that we're counting on them to dream bigger than the current moment seems to allow.

    5. Sylvia Flores
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      on November 9

      I love that family so much - I am so happy to give this to my family!

    6. Sammich Felge on November 8

      I am crying. Thank you, Laura.

    7. Adam Benner on November 8

      A President was called Barack. Your current President is called Trump.

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      Steve Jacobs on November 8

      Lucky backer #13! So excited for my signed copy!