Barack Obama
Obama standing with his arms folded and smiling
44th President of the United States
In office January 20, 2009 – January 20, 2017
Vice President Joe Biden
Preceded by George W. Bush
Succeeded by Donald Trump
United States Senator from Illinois
In office January 3, 2005 – November 16, 2008
Preceded by Peter Fitzgerald
Succeeded by Roland Burris
Member of the Illinois Senate from the 13th district
In office January 8, 1997 – November 4, 2004
Preceded by Alice Palmer
Succeeded by Kwame Raoul
Personal details
Born Barack Hussein Obama II(1961-08-04) August 4, 1961 (age 55)Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Michelle Robinson (m. 1992)
  • Malia
  • Sasha
Relatives See Family of Barack Obama
Awards Nobel Peace Prize (2009)Profile in Courage Award (2017)

Beautiful, educative and useful Illustrated book about immigration and integrati...

Dear Mr. President,

I am an Ecuadorian artist, living in New York City for the past nine years.

I heard you speaking about the immigration bill at the White House Rose Garden.

I identified so much with your words when you said that America is great because it is a nation of immigrants, with people from every corner of the world and that is precisely what make this country special, unique and strong.

I also strongly believe in that statement and have created an illustrated book named “Larry and Friends” to educate children and adults about immigration and integration, celebrating diversity and supporting tolerance.

I would love to send you a copy of this book, I think you might enjoy it! Please let me know if you can accept it and where should I send it!

Here is a little more info about the book:

Larry and Friends is a captivating story about immigration and integration

The protagonist, Larry the Dog, is a juggler from Brooklyn and his friends are a diverse set of animals from all over the world. The story recounts why the characters end up relocating to New York City, how they became friends with Larry and how life has taught them a thing or two.

The tale is truly inspiring; through their life stories, the whimsical characters bring forth the brightest possibilities of the human spirit.

In these links you can find some reviews of the book:

Our website:

Brain pickings:

Of note magazine:

This Kid review books:

Thank you very much for your time and attention!

Keep being great!

I look forward to hearing from you.


Carla Torres

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Derek B.

Fabulous children's book on immigration and diversity. I hope President Obama and his staff get to see it.