Writing Assignment For the Most Articulate
Fwd from Senator Karen Johnson:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Your thoughts and feelings can be part of history forever!
Below is a press release for a new book, "Letters to President Obama." If you want to write a letter to the future president of the United States, please go to the website: www.letterstopresidentobama. com and send the editors your letter.
The success of this project depends on "getting the word out." The editors will choose 300-500 great letters to include in this book. The goal is to get tens of thousands of submissions and the most moving, interesting, and though-provoking ones will make the cut for this book!!
So, please. . . .
1) Go to www.letterstopresidentobama. com and submit your letter for possible inclusion in the book (only if you are interested).
2) Forward this email on to everyone and anyone you know and suggest that they submit a letter.
Whether you are voting for Senator Obama for President next week or not, this is a chance to be included in a historic moment for our country. I greatly appreciate your help!! If you would like to interview anyone involved with this project, please let me know.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Jen Hobbs
LETTERS TO PRESIDENT OBAMA
“Letters to President Obama is an exciting and fascinating project offering Americans the chance to share with one another the excitement of a milestone in American and African-American history.”
—Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Skyhorse Publishing today announced plans to publish Letters to President Obama: Americans Share Our Hopes and Dreams with the First African-American President. Scheduled for publication in April 2009, it is designed to capture the country’s excitement and hope at a time of change and transformation.
No one could have predicted even two years ago that in January 2009, an African American would take the oath of office as President of the United States . This new collection, with contributions is being created to stand as a time capsule of this exciting moment in history. Written by citizens themselves, it will reflect and dramatize the range of emotions and aspirations Americans of all walks of life are willing to share with President Barack Obama as he prepares to take office.
ANYONE CAN SUBMIT A LETTER FOR
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Bill Wolfsthal, Associate Publisher at Skyhorse, commented, “I know this book will make a unique statement about who we are as Americans in 2009 and will provide an opportunity for citizens to share their feelings with one another—both by writing letters and reading the finished book..” Central to the book is the African-American experience, but Americans of every race, color, gender, and age will be represented. From children and seniors, from cities and farms, all have something to share with with one another and with President Barack Obama.
Edited by a team comprised of professors from the University of Michigan and Cornell University , Letters to President Obama is being created to stand as a time capsule to memoriale how we, as a nation, feel during this dramatic moment in history.
The Editors of Letters to President Obama
Professor Hanes Walton, Jr. is on the faculty of the Center for Political Studies and the Center for Afroamerican and African Studies at the University of Michigan . He has a PhD in government from Howard University .
A. V. Allen is associate professor of policy analysis and management in the College of Human Ecology at Cornell University . She holds PhDs in political science and social welfare administration and policy from the University of Michigan . She lives in Ithaca , New York .
Dr. Sherman Puckett works with the Wayne County Department of Public Services. He holds a PhD in urban and regional planning from the University of Michigan . He lives in Detroit , Michigan .
Professor Donald R. Deskins, Jr. teaches urban geography and sociology at the University of Michigan . He holds a PhD from the University of Michigan . He lives in Ann Arbor , Michigan .
Letters to President Obama
$19.95 Hardcover ( Can. $22.95) / ISBN 978-1-60239-714-9
6” x 9” / 320 pages / Politics / April
Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
555 Eighth Avenue, Suite 903
New York, NY 10018