A biography on the next First Lady Michelle Obama, told within the 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 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.
Includes 16 pages of color photos.
"Of the recent biographies for youth about Michelle Obama, this title delves into the greatest depth on the subject of the First Lady’s family roots . . . historical chapters . . . add welcome context to Obama’s inspiring story . . . [A] timely, highly readable biography." —Booklist
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