President Sang Amazing Grace
The President Sang Amazing Grace
By Zoe Mulford
Performed by Joan Baez
Illustrator Jeff Scher
  • Imprint: Cameron Kids
  • Publication Date: September 24, 2019
  • Price: $18.95
  • Trim Size: 10 x 12
  • ISBN: 978-1-944903-84-8
  • EAN: 9781944903848
  • Page Count: 40
  • Illustrations: 4-color illustrations throughout
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Rights: US and Canada

Lyrical account of the day President Obama sang with a grieving nation following the 2015 shooting in a black church in Charleston, South Carolina

When nine people were killed in a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina, in 2015, the nation grieved as one, and when President Barack Obama sang “Amazing Grace” during his eulogy for Reverend Clementa Pinckney, it was acknowledged as one of the most powerful moments of his presidency. Singer/songwriter Zoe Mulford was so moved that she wrote the song “The President Sang Amazing Grace,” which was then illustrated by filmmaker and painter Jeff Scher for a video that has been viewed countless times. This book presents the lyrics to the song, Scher’s paintings, excerpts from Obama’s eulogy, biographies of those who were killed, historical context, and sheet music.

About the author

Zoe Mulford is a singer/songwriter. She is based in Philadelphia and Manchester, UK. Jeff Scher is an Emmy Award–winning filmmaker, animator, and painter whose work is in the collections of major museums. He resides in New York City.