Sunday, October 4, 2009

Mrs. O Giveaway

Pleased to announce a Mrs. O Giveaway. Thanks to Hatchette Books, I'm giving away 5 copies of Mrs. O: The Face of Fashion Democracy, a beautifully illustrated volume of images and positive commentary about our First Lady. To enter leave your name and addy in the comments. For extra entries:

+1 if you leave a comment why you want the volume
+2 if you are a librarian, teacher or other educator
+3 if you add Color Online or Black-Eyed Susan's to your blogroll
+3 if you add this link to your blog, twitter, Facebook or MySpace page. Leave link.

Original photographs of Michelle Obama's most iconic looks, along with commentary from fashion experts, top off this tactile visual feast. Woven together with sketches and illustration inspired by the first lady, the book reveals the story of a new era of American fashion.

Deadline to enter is October 25th. Winners will be contacted via email.


Anonymous said...

I WANT THIS to add to my media center library. My girls need a new role model!

I am a teacher AND librarian.

I Tweeted this


You're already and always on my blogroll!!!

susan said...

Thanks, Edi.

I wanted to offer educators more chances to win. I want this in school libraries and classrooms.

kamewh said...

I would love the chance to win :) This looks like a very interesting book!

susan said...

Hello Kamewh,

You must provide contact information.

The Brain Lair (KB) said...

I love this book. Just flipping through and reading the comments was awesome. Now I'm going back to read about the designers.

I'm a librarian and you are on my blogroll.

Fiesta said...

I am a teacher and a great admirer of Mrs. Obama. I would enjoy having this book. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.

quiltmom said...

What a lovely book- I am a teacher in Western Canada and we enjoy reading and hearing about Mrs. Obama. I admire her positive encouraging ways. She is a fantastic mother and a great role model.
I hope that you get lots of visitors.
Warmest regards from a Western Canadian Quilter,

Kristi said...

I would like to win this book as I think Michelle Obama is a fascinating lady and I would like to learn more about her.

Black-Eye Susan and Color Online are already on my Blog roll.


MissAttitude said...

I love Michelle Obama. She and all the black women in the White House are my role models since I want to go into politics :)
You're already in my blogroll +3

MissAttitude said... On my sidebar
I like how you give extra points to educators, Mrs. Obama is a great role model who needs to be shown in all schools!

haomom said...

hi there, would love this for my work place,

I am a librarian, thanks for the contest

susan said...

I need contact information. I cannot contact winners without email addresses.

susan said...


Exactly why I'm giving extra entries. We need contemporary, positive images of women, especially African American women in our school libraries and classrooms.

Karen W. Gronau said...

I'd like to win a copy of the book as I am a paper doll collector and have three sets of Obama paper dolls. This book would be a fun read on the topic of design that I enjoy.
If I win a copy, I would read the book and then pass it on to the librarian at the public school were I taught before I retired.
Also, I am a part time educator. I am an advisory teacher for Calvert homeschooling.

susan said...

Hi Karen,

Thanks for coming by. Glad you entered.

rhapsodyinbooks said...

I would like this because I would like to help spread the word (which apparently still needs to be spread) of how black is beautiful too!

nbmars AT yahoo DOT com

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Ladysilver said...

I added you to my blog list..

This would make a wonderful addition to my collection and something I would love to display in my home for all visitors to see such a positive roll model.

Barbara Albin said...

I really like your blogg and would love to add you to my facebook, but unfortunately I am totally innept when it comes to moder equipment. My 3 year old grandson had to teach me how to use an ipod. He thought it was so silly that grandma couldn't work an ipod. I wanted to throw it out 0of the window. Mrs. O's book looks great. I would love a copy but if not I will buy one. Thanks Barbara Albin

susan said...

Hi Barbara,

I need an email address.

Lisa said...

I am a new teacher and would love to add this to my classroom library. It should be a fun, inspirational book to share.

Esme said...

As a woman and fellow lawyer I admire Ms. Obama for what she has accomplished, represents and tries to empower young women with.

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Kat Bryan said...

I already have the book "The American Journey of Barack Obama" and this would make a great companion.

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Chelsea said...

I volunteered non-stop to help get Obama in the White House and have many books about him. This would complete my collection plus my mother absolutely adores Michelle Obama.



Marjorie said...

This book sounds very good.
Please count me in.

cenya2 at hotmail dot com

susan said...

Good luck to all. I'm very excited to host this giveaway and I'm very hopeful that educators will be among winners. I've asked and Hatchette has agreed to allow me to host a second giveaway. You are encouraged to enter at Color Online. You may win only once.

Lory said...

I work with teenagers in a military town. I tend not to lean toward the Obama's politically, but would like to learn more about them so I don't get caught up in all the "political" name calling which is much more personal than political. I appreciate the opportunity.

Color Online said...

Hi Lory,

You must provide contact information in order to be eligible. Please leave your e-mail addy.

Joann said...

I'd love to obtain a copy of this book to add to our middle school library (+1).
I'm a middle school teacher (+3) and I'll also be posting this onto my facebook (+3)!

Thank you for the wonderful opportunity,

Mary Ann Scheuer said...

I would love to win a copy of this for my school library. It looks like an inspiring book to share, especially for young girls looking for role models. Thanks so much for offering extra points for educators - great idea!

+2 school librarian
+3 posted to twitter
+3 added Color Online to my blogroll

susan said...

Deadline is tomorrow.

Good luck to all!

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