LITERATURE
Alexander, Elizabeth

Praise Song for the Day: A Poem for Barack Obama's Presidential Inauguration

(3) K-3 Illustrated by David Diaz. A mother and son travel through a luminous American landscape as the words of the poem celebrating President Obama's first inauguration reverberate throughout the book. There are no explanations here for the reader, just strong images and strong words: "On the brink, on the brim, on the cusp, / praise song for walking forward in that light."

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