Obama Kids Book Sells 50,000 Copies in 5 Days

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GirlsPresident Barack Obama’s latest book may not outsell “The Audacity of Hope,” but it’s off to a good start.

Random House Children’s Books announced Tuesday that “Of Thee I Sing,” a picture book?Obama wrote before he was president, sold 50,000 copies in its first five days. The publisher called it the fastest selling picture book in the company’s history.

“Of Thee I Sing” is a tribute to Jackie Robinson, George Washington and other Americans. It came out Nov. 16.

Obama is donating his proceeds from it to a scholarship fund for children of disabled and fallen soldiers.

Source: The Associated Press.