Michelle Obama: An American Story by David ColbertMichelle Obama grew up on Chicagos 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 Obamas 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 Obamas 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.
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The best news I've learned this year is that my First Lady's middle name is blackity black black black: LaVaughn. In , The Washington Post reported that Obama learned of her ancestor, Jim Robinson while reconnecting with relatives in South Carolina during a campaign trip. Robinson, who was born around and was a slave until at least around the Civil War, worked on a plantation in the state. The first lady Michelle Obama cute baby pics. Obama grew up in a one-bedroom apartment with her mom, dad and older brother, Craig.
Other Facts: Graduated magna cum laude with a sociology degree from Princeton. February 9, - Launches the national campaign, "Let's Move! April - Launches the national veterans' campaign, "Joining Forces," with Dr. Jill Biden. June 20, - Travels to Africa for a week to focus on youth leadership, education, health and wellness.
Michelle Obama was an American first lady and the wife of Barack Obama, the 44th president of the United States. Despite her initial misgivings, she proved to be an effective surrogate for him on the campaign trail. As a young mother, a fashion icon and the first African-American first lady, Michelle Obama became a role model to many Americans. Both children skipped the second grade, and Michelle was later chosen for a gifted-student program that enabled her to take French and advanced biology courses. Making the lengthy daily trip to attend Whitney M. Young Magnet High School, Michelle became student council treasurer and a member of the National Honor Society before graduating as class salutatorian in After earning her J.