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Our President Was Called Barack tells the story of Barack Obama and how kids can follow his example to make change.
Our President Was Called Barack tells the story of Barack Obama and how kids can follow his example to make change.
Our President Was Called Barack tells the story of Barack Obama and how kids can follow his example to make change.
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    1. Laura Olin Creator 4 days ago

      @Calvin - I asked my fulfillment partner about this (you weren't the only one who got an unnecessarily large box) and they said they simply ran out of appropriately-sized boxes at one point; I asked them to do what they can to avoid that in future shipments. Agreed it's not ideal.

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      Calvin Jung
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      4 days ago

      Extremely disappointed in how these were shipped. Mine came in an unnecessarily huge box. Product is great, I enjoyed the book. But please think more about how these are shipped.

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      Jennie Cox Bell on June 6

      HI Laura, is there any way you can send a pdf of the coloring pages? I failed to make photo copy for my other son!

    4. Alex Herrity on June 2

      Got it today and read it to our oldest boy tonight before bed. We all loved it. Thanks for this.

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      Chelsea on May 31

      Hey Laura,

      I just realized I have moved since I backed this project and didn't update my address. I've updated it now, but could you check to see if my books shipped already? If they have I can get in touch with the folks at my old address, but just wanted to check.

      Thanks!
      Chelsea

    6. michae on May 10

      I need to change my address I moved since I sent my survey in

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      LISA HADEN on December 9, 2017

      I am so happy you have done this! congratulations. My wish is for all kids in public schools to be able to have access to this book.

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      riana on December 8, 2017

      so proud and excited!!!! this is exactly what we need now!

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      Andrea Grenadier on December 8, 2017

      Way to go, Laura! So proud to contribute to the book. <3

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      Joseph Yuska on December 8, 2017

      Awesome, congrats, Laura! Can't wait to see it!

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      Angus on December 8, 2017

      Congratulations, Laura!

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      Lucas Fleischer on December 8, 2017

      Congrats, Laura! And thank you. This is so awesome.

    13. Kings and Queens of Africa on December 7, 2017

      This looks so great! Would have loved the hard copy, but the delivery to the UK is so high, never mind! We have got what we can get and we HOPE this book becomes available globally! It would be well deserved! We'll definitely buy it WHEN it makes its way onto Amazon or a bookstore in London! We loved Mr. Obama too, he was ALL of ours world-wide! And, in comparison to what we are being subjected to now? We just have to keep that fond memory of hope, decency and change alive! Thank you Laura Olin!

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      Jim Peplau on November 13, 2017

      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.

    15. Laura Olin Creator on November 13, 2017

      @Chris - now updated!! Sorry about that!

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      Chris Callison-Burch on November 13, 2017

      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, 2017

      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.

    18. Sylvia Flores
      Superbacker
      on November 9, 2017

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

    19. Sammich Felge on November 8, 2017

      I am crying. Thank you, Laura.

    20. Reflectere
      Superbacker
      on November 8, 2017

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

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      Steve Jacobs on November 8, 2017

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