Dear President Obama,
I think that this year you will have to do a lot of work. One thing that you will have to do is to make school more important for everyone. That way, kids will always do a good job. If I were the president, I would work really hard to change Boston and other cities. I would make the world very smart. I would make all of the world work really hard and always do the best job that they can.
Gabriela Quezada, age 7, Boston
From a funny new book I read about at McSweeney's, called Thanks and Have Fun Running the Country: Kids' Letters to President Obama.
"I really hope you put America back together. No pressure though."
— Sheenie Shannon Yip, age 13, Seattle