New children's book about President Obama's daughters

 “The Adventures of Sasha and Malia at The White House”


Nationwide ( — In The Adventures of Sasha and Malia at The White House, the first children follow a glowing ball of light to the White House library, where they step behind a moving bookshelf and find themselves 150 years in the past. The handsome and magical Hosiah has summoned them back in time. He needs their help to get his friend Frederick Douglass out of captivity, so that he can bring the first draft of the Emancipation Proclamation to Abraham Lincoln. They discover that without the Emancipation Proclamation, their father Barack Obama could never have become president.

Danny Glover, actor and activist, comments, “In this wonderfully entertaining and educational story, Sasha and Malia go back in time to help Frederick Douglass end slavery in America. In the process, they learn a lot about how the world has changed, the magic of childhood, and the values of life. It brings adult ideas to life for young minds, and inspires them to be part of positive changes in the world. The Adventures of Sasha and Malia at The White House is a book every young child should read.”

Below is a 5-star review from Midwest Book Review:

“The Adventures of Sasha and Malia” at the White House is a creative children’s book about the history of Black Americans from slavery to emancipation to the election of our first Black President, Barack Obama, in November of 2008. Sasha and Malia, daughters of President Obama and Michele Obama, find history relived and revealed in their explorations of the White House Library. The girls meet an imaginary guide, a black man named Hosiah, in their adventures. Hosiah helps them understand the story of how their father could come to be president of the United States of America. In the process, they meet Charles Douglass, son of Frederick Douglass, who wrote down ideas that inspired proposed legislation that was destined to become Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, which freed the black slaves in America. If this had not happened, Sasha and Malia’s father could not have become president over 100 years later.

Sasha and Malia have many more harrowing adventures and interactions in their mystical trip back in time, but they finally return to the present with a firmer understanding of the men and women who helped shape history for Black Americans. “The Adventures of Sasha and Malia at the White House” uses both imaginary or fictitious and real characters to tell the story of emancipation of Black Americans. At the end of the book, questions and answers cover some of the issues faced by the first Black Americans who worked so hard for emancipation. “The Adventures of Sasha and Malia at the White House” is written to be enjoyed by children ages 7-10.

About The Book:
Authors: Carol Francois & P. Segal
Illustrations by: Jay Mazhar
Publisher: New Vision Works
ISBN: 978-0983193159
Release Date: October 2011
Available: On and, as a hardcover or e-book