Obama kids book is a bestseller

Last Updated: Nov 24, 2010, 19:17 PM IST

New York: President 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.

Bureau Report