NEW YORK — President Obama’s half-sister has a book deal for a children’s picture story.
NEW YORK — President Obama’s half-sister has a book deal for a children’s picture story. Maya Soetoro-Ng’s Ladder to the Moon, based in part on Obama’s mother and other family members, will be published by Candlewick Press at a date not yet determined. According to Candlewick, Soetoro-Ng will pay "homage to her mother’s tradition of storytelling." The late Ann Dunham is mother both to Obama and Soetoro-Ng, who was born in 1970, nine years after the future president. (Obama and Soetoro-Ng have different fathers.) Soetoro-Ng, who teaches at an all-girls school in Honolulu, campaigned for her half brother and spoke at last year’s Democratic National Convention. ______ Copyright 2009 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.