Thursday, January 17, 2013

Inauguration Day

President Barack Obama will be sworn in for a second term as President of the United States on Monday, January 21, 2013.  Relive his last inauguration in 2009 with the following books:

Praise Song for the Day: A Poem for Barack Obama's Presidential Inauguration, January 20, 2009 by Elizabeth Alexander

On January 20, 2009, Elizabeth Alexander served as the fourth ever inaugural poet and a central participant in one of the most closely watched inaugurations in American history. Selected by Barack Obama, Alexander composed and delivered her original poem "Praise Song for the Day" to an audience of millions.

Celebrating the Inauguration of Barack Obama in Pictures by Jane Katirgis

Barack Obama made history on January 20, 2009, when he became the first African-American president of the United States. The historic inauguration--from the whistle stop train tour to the inaugural balls--is captured with stunning photos of President Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and their daughters, Malia and Sasha, as well as the enormous crowds who traveled from all over the country to witness this important event in United States history.

Learn more about the Presidential Inauguration with Facts, First and Precedents and read a biography of our President, Barack Obama.

Pretend that you are moving in to the White House and read Liberty Porter, First Daughter by Julia DeVillers.

On her first day at the White House, nine-year-old Liberty exuberantly explores her new home while making new friends and giving unique tours of her own.

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