Lee Greenwood to Release First Children's Book in May
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 13:36:06
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Lee Greenwood will release his first children's book, Proud to Be An American, this year. It lands in stores Memorial Day Weekend, which is May 23-25. How fitting!
The book marks his third professional work as an author, and features poignant lyrics from his song "God Bless the USA," paired with colorful, thought-provoking illustrations by Amanda Sekulow. The book also includes a FREE song download, and its foreword tells the true story of his childhood upbringing that led him to become an American patriot.
"Growing up on my grandparents farm in California gave me an appreciation for folks who worked hard and got by on very little," Greenwood said. "My grandparents lost their farm after government regulations prevented them from farming the more profitable fields. But they didn't question why it happened; they just started a new business. They believed no matter what difficulties we experienced, we would be okay because we were free. America is still the greatest country on earth. As you sit reading the words of my song to your child or grandchild in my new book, it is my hope that young and old alike will feel tremendous pride in being citizens of the United States of America."
Anyone plan to nab this children's book for your kids, be it your own offspring, your students, your nieces and nephews? You can pre-order Proud to Be An American at Amazon.