“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.
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 one another and with President Barack Obama.
Edited by a team of professors from the University of Michigan and Cornell University, Letters to President Obama is being created to stand as a time capsule to memorialize how we, as a nation, feel during this dramatic moment in history.