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Local kids give President-elect Obama practical, and humorous, advice

January 17th, 2009 · Comments

The national nonprofit writing and tutoring program 826 is publishing a book of practical advice from kids to President-elect Barack Obama. Ten children from 826 Seattle at 8414 Greenwood Ave. N. contributed to the book, “Thanks and Have Fun Running the Country: Kids’ Letters To President Obama.”

The book is available beginning on Jan. 20th, Inauguration Day, and 826 Seattle is having a big party Saturday, Jan. 24 from 1-3 p.m. The children’s advice covers serious topics such as the economy and war, but also provides a lighter side:

“I really hope you put America back together. No pressure though.” – Sheenie Shannon Yip, age 13

 “You are just like a big me.” – Avante Price, age 7

“When you move into the White House, turn on the heater so it won’t be cold. You could also take hot baths in your new antique bathtubs. Or you could make hot tea and coffee.” – Nazrawit Dessie, age 7

The book will be available for purchase at the party, and all proceeds benefit 826 Seattle. The local young authors will be on hand to sign copies and read from the book.

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