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New York : Crown, [2018].
First edition.
9781524763138, 1524763136
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xiii, 426 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : photographs (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
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IL: UG - BL: 8 - AR Pts: 29
Rodgers Memorial Library - Nonfiction - Biography
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New York : Crown, [2018].
First edition.
9781524763138, 1524763136
Accelerated Reader
Level 8, 29 Points


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, she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private. A deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations.
"An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States. When she was a little girl, Michelle Robinson's world was the South Side of Chicago, where she and her brother, Craig, shared a bedroom in their family's upstairs apartment and played catch in the park, and where her parents, Fraser and Marian Robinson, raised her to be outspoken and unafraid. But life soon look her much further afield, from the halls of Princeton, where she learned for the first time what if felt like to be the only black woman in a room, to the glassy office tower where she worked as a high-powered corporate lawyer--and where, one summer morning, a law student named Barack Obama appeared in her office and upended all her carefully made plans. Here, for the first time, Michelle Obama describes the early years of her marriage as she struggles to balance her work and family with her husband's fast-moving political career. She takes us inside their private debate over whether he should make a run for the presidency and her subsequent role as a popular but oft-criticized figure during his campaign. Narrating with grace, good humor, and uncommon candor, she provides a vivid, behind-the-scenes account of her family's history-making launch into the global limelight as well as their life inside the White House over eight momentous years--as she comes to know her country and her country comes to know her. [This book] takes us through modest Iowa kitchens and ballrooms at Buckingham Palace, through moments of heart-stopping grief and profound resilience, bringing us deep into the soul of a singular, groundbreaking figure in history as she strives to live authentically, marshaling her personal strength and voice in service of a set of higher ideals. In telling her story with honesty and boldness, she issues a challenge to the rest of us: Who are we and who do we want to become?"--Dust jacket.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Obama, M. (2018). Becoming (First edition.). Crown.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Obama, Michelle, 1964-. 2018. Becoming. Crown.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Obama, Michelle, 1964-. Becoming Crown, 2018.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Obama, Michelle. Becoming First edition., Crown, 2018.

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