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Obama and daughters purchase prose and ice pops on small business Saturday

Dec 02, 2015 President Barack Obama recently took his teenage daughters shopping in a bid to promote Small Business Saturday; an annual event designed to boost holiday shopping at mom-and-pop shops.

The first family visited a tiny Upshur Street Books in northwest Washington. President Obama, casually dressed, with his daughters browsed for books with the help of the store manager.

The Obamas bought nine books, including three young-adult novels by Cynthia Voigt.

Afterward, the trio dropped by Pleasant Pops cafe, where they settled in with ice pops.

17-year-old Malia got cookies and cream pop, 14-year-old Sasha got cranberry apple while the president settled for strawberry ginger lemonade.

Commenting on the outing, President Obama said:

“This was the highlight of my Small Business Saturday,”

Small Business Saturday was created in 2010 by credit card company American Express to encourage people to spend their holiday shopping at small businesses.

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