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Michelle Obama: An American Story by David…

Michelle Obama: An American Story

by David Colbert

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I noticed this book in the library and thought it would be a good idea to learn a little more about the (now former) First Lady. All I know about her is what I've read in news columns. This is an excellent, short biography specifically addressed to young adults. It doesn't provide a lot of detail, but is an interesting read. Michelle Robinson, who had to stand up for herself more than other girls, is not just a good example, she is a guiding light. ( )
  VivienneR | Feb 11, 2017 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0547249411, Hardcover)

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 look at Michelle Obama's life and the turning points that shaped her shows how a girl from a working class background could rise to become one of the most influential women of her day.

But this is more than a straight chronological retelling. This book looks at Michelle Obama's life story within the context of the larger movements in African American history: slavery, freedom, the Reconstruction era, the Civil Rights movement, and finally, her own era.

History is what has shaped Michelle and challenged her. And ultimately, not only has she overcome any obstacles put before her, she has carved out her own place in history as well.

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In just a few generations, Michelle Obama's family has blazed a path from a slave cabin to the White House. She's now writing a new chapter in history as a fresh kind of first lady, old-fashioned in many ways, yet so genuine and natural that she constantly surprises and inspires.… (more)

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