Aretha gave Obama collection of dad's sermons

January 23, 2009 12:07:08 PM PST
Aretha Franklin did more than sing "My Country, 'Tis of Thee" at President Barack Obama's inauguration. She also came bearing gifts. [SIGN UP: Get entertainment news sent to you]

Her spokeswoman, Gwendolyn Quinn, says Franklin gave Obama a collection of 17 sermons by her late father, prominent Detroit minister the Rev. C.L. Franklin.

Quinn says the 66-year-old singer also gave Obama a biography of her father and a Bible "engraved with a personal message."

Franklin gave first lady Michelle Obama a gold brooch with diamonds. Franklin's 15-year-old grandson, Jordan Franklin, gave Obama daughters Malia and Sasha a collection of gospel/Christian hip-hop music.

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