NEW YORK (AP) Coming two weeks after Election Day, a book from President Barack Obama for some of the nations nonvoters: inspirational stories for children about American pioneers. Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters is a tribute to 13 groundbreaking Americans, from the first president, George Washington, to baseball great Jackie Robinson to artist Georgia OKeeffe. It will be released Nov. 16 by Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Random House Childrens Books, which will officially announce the new work Tuesday. Knopf declined to identify the other 10 subjects. Obama is not the first president to write for young people. Jimmy Carters The Little Baby Snoogle-Fleejer was published in 1995, more than a decade after he left office. More in line with Obamas effort, Theodore Roosevelt collaborated with Henry Cabot Lodge on Hero Tales from American History, released in 1895, before Roosevelt was president. Obamas book is illustrated by Loren Long, whose many credits include Watty Pipers classic The Little Engine That Could, Randall de Seves Toy Boat and Madonnas Mr. Peabodys Apples. Long wrote and illustrated the childrens stories Otis and Drummer Boy. His cover design for Of Thee I Sing is a sunny impression of presidential daughters Sasha and Malia Obama walking their dog, Bo, along a grassy field. Random House childrens president and publisher Chip Gibson lauded the new Obama book, which is intended for readers ages 3 and up. It is an honor to publish this extraordinary book, which is an inspiring marriage of words and images, history and story, Gibson said Monday in a statement. Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters celebrates the characteristics that unite all Americans the potential to pursue our dreams and forge our own paths.