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Michelle Obama: An American Story

Author Name:Colbert, David


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.


"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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About the Author

David Colbert is the author of the acclaimed 10 DAYS biography series and the EYEWITNESS history series. 
Rowling praised his bestselling THE MAGICAL WORLDS OF HARRY POTTER, which has been published in almost thirty languages, as her favorite of the many written about her novels.

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Comment List (Total:13)

  •     Rating is due to the history that was intertwined in the book.It was enjoyable to read and educational. Woman in history is important.

  •     I guess I'll have to take her word for it because I can't read, but Michelle has a nice smile and I do like her husband.

  •     Nicely written

  •     Great Read and very informative! It gave me an even greater respect for our President an First Lady! Happy he was given another 4 years!

  •     Great book

  •     This is not a biography. It's more of a commercial. The writing style is juvenile, and the content is nothing but fawning, uncritical adulation.

  •     Great book

  •     Written very well.

  •     Michelle Obama is a good mate for President Obama. They make a wonderful family. Hopefully, pressures don't drive them apart at some point.

  •     I love this book. Easy to read. It also gives you a glimpse of the First Lady. Also, an excellent reading book to learn and to have is Speak Tagalog, A Basic Primer by Juanita de Guzman Gutierrez available also at Amazon. Very easy guide in English and Tagalog translations and conversations. A must have in your library use. Four kids books literacy-friendly are The Blessed One, Full of Grace, The Just One, Chosen You Forever by Juanita de Guzman Gutierrez are on sale at Amazon. You'll love them all to have and to hold and for terrific literacy!!

  •     I used this book to learn more about our First Lady for a paper that I wrote for college. This book is a very easy read and packed with information. It would be a good book for adolescents to read to, because of the simplicity of the writing.

  •     I am a fan of the first lady. I enjoyed theMichele Obama: An American Story, but I felt the photos could have been larger. I wish Amazon had the Time series about her and the President.

  •     Great Little book for insight of a natural beautiful black women. Who has a great life but not with out trails and tribulations.


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