Becoming

Becoming
Author: Michelle Obama
Pages: 426
ISBN: 9781524763138
Available:
Release: 2018
Editor: Crown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Oprah's Book Club 2018 selection"--Jacket.

Becoming Adapted for Young Readers

Becoming  Adapted for Young Readers
Author: Michelle Obama
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9780593303764
Available:
Release: 2021-03-02
Editor: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Michelle Obama’s worldwide bestselling memoir, Becoming, is now adapted for young readers. Michelle Robinson was born on the South Side of Chicago. From her modest beginnings, she would become Michelle Obama, the inspiring and powerful First Lady of the United States, when her husband, Barack Obama, was elected the forty-fourth president. They would be the first Black First Family in the White House and serve the country for two terms. Growing up, Michelle and her older brother, Craig, shared a bedroom in their family’s upstairs apartment in her great-aunt’s house. Her parents, Fraser and Marian, poured their love and energy into their children. Michelle’s beloved dad taught his kids to work hard, keep their word, and remember to laugh. Her mom showed them how to think for themselves, use their voice, and be unafraid. But life soon took her far from home. With determination, carefully made plans, and the desire to achieve, Michelle was eager to expand the sphere of her life from her schooling in Chicago. She went to Princeton University, where she learned what it felt like to be the only Black woman in the room. She then went to Harvard Law School, and after graduating returned to Chicago and became a high-powered lawyer. Her plans changed, however, when she met and fell in love with Barack Obama. From her early years of marriage, and the struggle to balance being a working woman, a wife, and the mom of two daughters, Michelle Obama details the shift she made to political life and what her family endured as a result of her husband’s fast-moving political career and campaign for the presidency. She shares the glamour of ball gowns and world travel, and the difficulties of comforting families after tragedies. She managed to be there for her daughters’ swim competitions and attend plays at their schools without catching the spotlight, while defining and championing numerous initiatives, especially those geared toward kids, during her time as First Lady. Most important, this volume for young people is an honest and fascinating account of Michelle Obama’s life led by example. She shares her views on how all young people can help themselves as well as help others, no matter their status in life. She asks readers to realize that no one is perfect, and that the process of becoming is what matters, as finding yourself is ever evolving. In telling her story with boldness, she asks young readers: Who are you, and what do you want to become?

Who Is Michelle Obama

Who Is Michelle Obama
Author: Megan Stine,Who HQ
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9780698159488
Available:
Release: 2013-08-15
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Born into a close knit family in Chicago, Michelle Robinson was a star student who graduated from Princeton and Harvard Law. Then in 1992, she married another promising young lawyer and the rest, as they say, is history. It is undeniable that President Barack Obama has changed the United States but so has Michelle Obama, the self proclaimed "Mom in Chief." This compelling, easy-to-read biography is illustrated by New Yorker artist John O'Brien.

American Grown

American Grown
Author: Michelle Obama
Pages: 271
ISBN: 9780307956026
Available:
Release: 2012
Editor: Crown Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Describes how the First Lady and her daughters planted a vegetable garden on the White House's South Lawn as part of an initiative to raise awareness about childhood obesity, and shares gardening tips, recipes, and advice for making healthier food choices.

Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama
Author: Peter Slevin
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9780307949318
Available:
Release: 2016
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Biography of the 46th First Lady of the United States (1964).

Becoming

Becoming
Author: Michelle Obama
Pages: 208
ISBN: 0241444152
Available:
Release: 2019-11-19
Editor: Viking
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

What's your journey of becoming? Based on Michelle Obama's bestselling memoir, this gorgeous journal features an intimate and inspiring introduction by the former First Lady and thought-provoking questions and prompts to help you discover-and rediscover-your story. 'It's not about being perfect. It's not about where you get yourself in the end. There's power in allowing yourself to be known and heard, in owning your unique story, in using your authentic voice. And there's grace in being willing to know and hear others. This, for me, is how we become.' - Michelle Obama In publishing Becoming, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama shared her own extraordinary journey to help create space for others to tell their stories, to give people the courage to discover the power of their own voice, and to widen the pathway for who belongs and why. This guided journal presents inspiring questions and quotes from the book to help you reflect on your personal and family history, your goals, challenges, and dreams, what moves you and brings you hope, and what future you imagine for yourself and your community. Above all, these pages help you capture your own voice and journey so you can nurture your sense of belonging.

Go High The Unstoppable Presence and Poise of Michelle Obama

Go High  The Unstoppable Presence and Poise of Michelle Obama
Author: M. Sweeney
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781250237385
Available:
Release: 2019-02-19
Editor: Castle Point Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The editor of Hugs from Obama presents this photographic celebration of the former first lady’s elegance and strength in Go High: The Unstoppable Presence and Poise of Michelle Obama. Featuring more than 50 full-color photographs illustrating her warmth, wisdom, and belief in a bright future, this one-of-a-kind collection highlights Michelle Obama’s compassion, verve, and dynamic approach to unifying people from all walks of life. Each picture is accompanied by some of her most compelling words—inspirational quotes sharing her earnest expression that the United States of America is a place of unity, fairness, vitality, and optimism. A perfect gift book for mothers and graduates, Go High revisits the beloved first lady’s heartfelt embrace of the American people, and her persistent encouragement to always lift one another up, reach higher, and rise to the occasion.

Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama
Author: Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9780711259423
Available:
Release: 2021-07-20
Editor: Little People, Big Dreams, 62
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this book from the critically acclaimed, multimillion-copy best-selling Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the life of Michelle Obama, the iconic first lady, advocate, lawyer, and author. Young Michelle grew up on the South Side of Chicago in a close-knit family. She loved school, achieving A’s, and worked hard to blaze trails at the universities of Princeton and Harvard. Then, at the beginning of her legal career, she met Barack Obama. As first lady, she used her platform to advocate for women and girls and continues to inspire many with her powerful voice, and best-selling books. This empowering book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the inspiring woman’s life. Little People, BIG DREAMS is a best-selling series of books and educational games that explore the lives of outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists and activists. All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream. This empowering series offers inspiring messages to children of all ages, in a range of formats. The board books are told in simple sentences, perfect for reading aloud to babies and toddlers. The hardcover versions present expanded stories for beginning readers. Boxed gift sets allow you to collect a selection of the books by theme. Paper dolls, learning cards, matching games, and other fun learning tools provide even more ways to make the lives of these role models accessible to children. Inspire the next generation of outstanding people who will change the world with Little People, BIG DREAMS!

Michelle Obama A Biography

Michelle Obama  A Biography
Author: Alma Halbert Bond
Pages: 167
ISBN: 9780313381058
Available:
Release: 2012-02-22
Editor: ABC-CLIO
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book details the fascinating life story of Michelle Obama, emphasizing her own personal and professional accomplishments, her life partnership with President Barack Obama, and her distinctive approach to the role of First Lady. • Includes a chronology of the life of America's first African American First Lady • Presents photos of the Obama family—including their dog, Bo

Giraffe Problems

Giraffe Problems
Author: Jory John
Pages: 34
ISBN: 9780593127728
Available:
Release: 2020-06-09
Editor: Random House Books for Young Readers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"A giraffe struggles to feel comfortable with his neck"--

Michelle Obama Signature Edition

Michelle Obama Signature Edition
Author: Cider Mill Press
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781604337839
Available:
Release: 2018-05-15
Editor: Cider Mill Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Bring liveliness and clarity to your thoughts, doodles, and brainstorms with insight and wisdom in the Michelle Obama Notebook! Be inspired by one of America’s most memorable First Ladies with the Michelle Obama Signature Notebook! This beautifully designed notebook is filled with numerous quotes from the eloquent and intelligent wife of America’s former commander in chief. With plenty of space to write, doodle, or draw next to famous images of one of our nation’s most prominent modern leaders, your thoughts finally have a chance to be free and be easy to manage. The Michelle Obama Signature Notebook is part of the Signature Notebook series, all of which are filled with inspirational quotes for dreamers, thinkers, and writers of all ages, alongside striking, rarely-seen images throughout. This beautiful, pocket-sized notebook features a moleskin-like binding, cream paper stock, and an elegant ribbon page marker, so you can always pick up where you left off…and Michelle’s removable portrait wraps around the foil-stamped front cover, which is debossed with her signature. The Signature Notebook series features some of the most prominent figures in our society, from William Shakespeare and Jane Austen to Barack Obama and Jacqueline Kennedy—and Michelle Obama adds another inspirational personality to the mix.

Chasing Light

Chasing Light
Author: Amanda Lucidon
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780399581199
Available:
Release: 2017-10-17
Editor: Ten Speed Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A collection of striking and intimate photographs of Michelle Obama—many never before seen—coupled with personal reflections and behind-the-scenes stories from Official White House Photographer Amanda Lucidon, presented in a deluxe format. Michelle Obama is one of the most admired First Ladies in history, known for her grace, spirit, and beauty, as well as for the amazing work she did during her tenure to promote girls’ education, combat childhood obesity, and support military families. In Chasing Light, former White House photographer Amanda Lucidon, who spent four years covering the First Lady, shares a rare insider’s perspective, from documenting life at the White House to covering domestic and overseas travel. This collection of 150 candid photos—many previously unreleased—and Amanda’s narrative reflections reveal just what makes Mrs. Obama so special. From an affectionate moment with her daughters atop the strikingly empty Great Wall of China to exuberant moments with schoolchildren and quiet moments between the First Lady and President Obama, the photos are a vibrant, candid, and beautiful celebration of the First Lady, capturing the qualities and strengths that have made Mrs. Obama so beloved.

Michelle Obama Meet the First Lady

Michelle Obama  Meet the First Lady
Author: David Bergen Brophy
Pages: 128
ISBN: 0061957399
Available:
Release: 2009-06-16
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Michelle Obama has been by her husband's side throughout his historic presidential campaign, a dynamic personality whether she is delivering speeches or hitting the dance floor on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Follow the story of a hardworking girl growing up on the South Side of Chicago and how she has inspired our nation to believe in the American Dream that her life exemplifies. In her own stirring words: America should be a place where you can make it if you try. Written by David Bergen Brophy, this in-depth biography captures the heart and soul of the First Lady behind the campaign for change.

A Promised Land

A Promised Land
Author: Barack Obama
Pages: 768
ISBN: 9781524763183
Available:
Release: 2020-11-17
Editor: Crown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making—from the president who inspired us to believe in the power of democracy #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAACP IMAGE AWARD NOMINEE • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post • Jennifer Szalai, The New York Times • NPR • The Guardian • Marie Claire In the stirring, highly anticipated first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama tells the story of his improbable odyssey from young man searching for his identity to leader of the free world, describing in strikingly personal detail both his political education and the landmark moments of the first term of his historic presidency—a time of dramatic transformation and turmoil. Obama takes readers on a compelling journey from his earliest political aspirations to the pivotal Iowa caucus victory that demonstrated the power of grassroots activism to the watershed night of November 4, 2008, when he was elected 44th president of the United States, becoming the first African American to hold the nation’s highest office. Reflecting on the presidency, he offers a unique and thoughtful exploration of both the awesome reach and the limits of presidential power, as well as singular insights into the dynamics of U.S. partisan politics and international diplomacy. Obama brings readers inside the Oval Office and the White House Situation Room, and to Moscow, Cairo, Beijing, and points beyond. We are privy to his thoughts as he assembles his cabinet, wrestles with a global financial crisis, takes the measure of Vladimir Putin, overcomes seemingly insurmountable odds to secure passage of the Affordable Care Act, clashes with generals about U.S. strategy in Afghanistan, tackles Wall Street reform, responds to the devastating Deepwater Horizon blowout, and authorizes Operation Neptune’s Spear, which leads to the death of Osama bin Laden. A Promised Land is extraordinarily intimate and introspective—the story of one man’s bet with history, the faith of a community organizer tested on the world stage. Obama is candid about the balancing act of running for office as a Black American, bearing the expectations of a generation buoyed by messages of “hope and change,” and meeting the moral challenges of high-stakes decision-making. He is frank about the forces that opposed him at home and abroad, open about how living in the White House affected his wife and daughters, and unafraid to reveal self-doubt and disappointment. Yet he never wavers from his belief that inside the great, ongoing American experiment, progress is always possible. This beautifully written and powerful book captures Barack Obama’s conviction that democracy is not a gift from on high but something founded on empathy and common understanding and built together, day by day.

Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama
Author: Anna Doherty
Pages: 32
ISBN: 1526361094
Available:
Release: 2019-10-17
Editor: Wren & Rook
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Meet the marvellous Michelle Obama: A+ student, passionate piano player, and a girl who's not afraid to dream big. Determined to make the world a better place, the grown up Michelle gets to work in helping the community in whatever way she can. But then she meets and falls in love with Barack Obama, who is equally passionate about changing the world and who tells her he wants to become the first African American President of the United States, Michelle knows it's time to really find her voice... This is the absolutely astonishing, fantastically feminist and, best of all, totally true story of one amazingly inspirational global icon!

Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama
Author: David Colbert
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9780547349930
Available:
Release: 2009-01-20
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This YA biography of the former First Lady considers her journey from Chicago to the White House in the larger context of African American history. Michelle Obama grew up on Chicago's South Side, and while the world outside her door was chaotic and ever-changing, her family provided a stable environment in which she could grow and flourish. This biography of the former First Lady shows how a girl from a working class background could rise to become one of the most influential women of her day. More than a chronology of life events, this book looks at Michelle Obama's story within the larger context of African American history: slavery, freedom, the Reconstruction era, the Civil Rights movement, and finally, her own era. History both shaped and challenged Michelle. And ultimately, she not only overcame the obstacles put before her, she went on to carve out her own place in history.

Becoming

Becoming
Author: Michelle Obama
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9781524763145
Available:
Release: 2021-03-02
Editor: Crown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Now in paperback--the intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States, featuring a new introduction by Michelle Obama, a letter from the author to her younger self, and a book club guide with 20 discussion questions and a 5-question Q&A nbsp; #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * WATCH THE EMMY-NOMINATED NETFLIX ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY * OPRAH'S BOOK CLUB PICK * NAACP IMAGE AWARD WINNER * ONE OF ESSENCE'S 50 MOST IMPACTFUL BLACK BOOKS OF THE PAST 50 YEARS In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America--the first African American to serve in that role--she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, while also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the U.S. and around the world, dramatically changing the ways that families pursue healthier and more active lives, and standing with her husband as he led America through some of its most harrowing moments. Along the way, she showed us a few dance moves, crushed Carpool Karaoke, and raised two down-to-earth daughters under an unforgiving media glare. In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her--from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it--in her own words and on her own terms. Warm, wise, and revelatory, Becoming is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations--and whose story inspires us to do the same.

Michelle Obama a Biography

Michelle Obama  a Biography
Author: Alma Halbert Bond
Pages: 167
ISBN: 9780313381041
Available:
Release: 2012
Editor: ABC-CLIO
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Presents the life of the First Lady, covering her modest upbringing in Chicago, education and high-powered legal career, and time with Barack Obama before and after he became president.

Michelle Obama in her Own Words

Michelle Obama in her Own Words
Author: Michelle Obama
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780786746408
Available:
Release: 2009-04-14
Editor: PublicAffairs
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The election of Barack Obama has brought worldwide attention not only to what his policies will be, but to what kind of First Lady Michelle Obama will be. Throughout the long campaign season, Michelle Robinson Obama garnered a good amount of attention, kudos and criticism about her words, actions, even her appearance, but few people know what kind of role she will play once she settles into the White House. One clue is to examine her words and statements of the past, and the proposed book Michelle Obama In Her Own Words will show readers who are eager to learn more about America’s new history-making First Lady. Michelle Obama In Her Own Words will be a book that contains 200-250 quotations arranged in approximately 75 different categories. A short introduction and biography of the new First Lady will precede the quotes. Drawing on quotations from a variety of newspaper and magazine articles, transcripts, speeches, and TV interviews and profiles, the quotations date from Michelle’s career as a high-powered corporate lawyer in Chicago and her high-powered executive jobs in the Chicago Mayor’s office and at the University of Chicago, up through the election of November 5th, 2008. Rogak locates and organizes the funny, fascinating, inspiring (and occasionally controversial) words of our future First Lady, on topics such as: • Abortion • Affirmative Action • Balancing career and family • Barack’s safety • Being compared to Jackie Onassis • Her childhood • Her critics • Her fashion sense • Hillary Clinton • Iraq • Racism • Rev. Jeremiah Wright • Sarah Palin • Terrorism • The “elitist” tag • The Presidential campaign • The role of the First Lady • Women who have influenced her

Farewell Speeches

Farewell Speeches
Author: Barack Obama,Michelle Obama
Pages: 80
ISBN: 9781612196893
Available:
Release: 2017-03-28
Editor: Melville House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The final speeches of the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama, and First Lady Michelle Obama. Both speeches were instant and moving landmarks, as well as stirring testaments to the time this inspiring and beloved couple spent in the White House.