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Becoming: Adapted For Young Readers


Grades 5-8


Former first lady Michelle Obama reflects on her childhood, path to becoming a lawyer, her relationship with former president Barack, her time in the White House, and life after the presidency. She looks back at the struggles of being a woman of color in white male-dominated professions, and how she overcame to succeed alongside her husband. Mrs. Obama discusses her personal initiatives as first lady, including a focus on health, physical activity, and nutrition, while also looking at her dual roles as a professional mom. She finally reflects on her husband’s political career, from the early arguments about his desire to run for president to the campaign trail, and finally to his swearing in as the forty-fourth president. Includes a selection of candid photographs.

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