Obama buys books…Harper should consider doing the same

I had the flu this past weekend, but I gather everyone else on the planet was out shopping, including President Barak Obama. According to the White House, here’s the list of books he bought:

List of books purchased by Obama, according to the White House:

“Half Brother” by Kenneth Oppel
“Heart of a Samurai” by Margi Preus
“Flora and Ulysses” by Kate DiCamillo
“Jinx” by Sage Blackwood
“Lulu and the Brontosaurus” by Judith Viorst and Lane Smith
“Ottoline and the Yellow Cat” by Chris Riddell
“Moonday” by Adam Rex
“Journey” by Aaron Becker
“The Lowland” by Jhumpa Lahiri
“Red Sparrow” by Jason Matthews
“Harold and the Purple Crayon” by Crockett Johnson
“A Constellation of Vital Phenomena” by Anthony Marra
“The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance” by David Epstein
“Collision Low Crossers: A Year Inside the Turbulent World of NFL Football” by Nicholas Dawidoff
“Ballad of the Sad Cafe: And Other Stories” by Carson McCullers
“My Antonia” by Willa Cather
“Ragtime” By E.L. Doctorow
“The Kite Runner” by Khaled Hosseini
“Buddha in the Attic” by Julie Otsuka
“All That Is” by James Salter
“Wild: From Lost to Found On the Pacific Crest Trail” by Cheryl Strayed

Did you notice that the first book on the list is Half Brother which just so happens to be a great kid’s book written by fellow Canadian Ken Oppel.  Hurray Ken.  There are a few other kid’s book authors on the list too, including one of my favorite writers, Kate DiCamillo.

May I suggest that our Prime Minister Stephen Harper take a page out of Obama’s book and do a little book shopping too! A little support can go a long way Mr. Prime Minister.

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