Upon Googling "Kids for Obama," I found a delightful blog by a young member of a Kids for Obama group that is part of TexansforObama.com. After a couple of phone calls and fun conversations, I received permission from Shawn Buchanan, the mom of Tomori Kailani Buchanan (pictured here with a Dog for Obama named "Wish") to reprint the book review below.
"Remember I was reading a book about Barack Obama for little kids. Well I finished the book. It was very nice, with just a few things I did not like. Oh I want to remind you the title is BARACK OBAMA, AN AMERICAN STORY.
Also, when he was growing up he felt like he had a different life, I also feel I have a different life.
Some of the words are difficult to read like the Hawaiian words and Asian words, but I am only 6 so you older kids will not have a problem.
Barack Obama was so cute when he was a little kid. But some of the photos look sad. You can not believe this little boy is a big man now.
That's all I guess Okay Bye Bye" TOMORI
Thanks to David Kobierowski, a founder of Texans for Obama, for connecting me with Tomori's mom Shawn. (Both David and Shawn sounded tired from hard work but extremely excited about the March 4 primary and determined to win.) Shawn also told me about this delightful blog post by a fellow Chicagoan named Sarah Ramey. In reporting on a number of Kids for Obama, Sarah wrote that:
"Tomori age 6, ...invented "Take an Adult to Vote Day," with her local Austin,TX Kids for Obama chapter. Not only that, Obama also inspired Tomori to organize an Obama Colorado River Cleanup community service day, and she's even having kid-friendly versions of the Bill of Rights and the preamble to the Constitution printed up to give to local kids because she's passionate about letting everyone know -- 'Kids have rights too!'"''
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~Celeste, Eli's mom