Michelle Obama: An American Story

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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 ...

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Overview

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.

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"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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780547247700
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 12/29/2008
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 226,883
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

David Colbert is the author of the acclaimed 10 DAYS biography series and the EYEWITNESS history series. J.K. 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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Average Rating 3.5
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  • Posted July 27, 2012

    Highly Recommend

    I would give this book 5 stars. I highly recommend this book to enhance your understanding of Mrs. Obama and to learn what an outstanding person she is and was during her childhood. I would recommend this book to adults and teenagers.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2013

    Hi

    Um im ten and i have a bio report on her should i get this?????

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2014

    Michelle obama = JERK

    Jerk!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2014

    To below

    Michelle obama is not a freak!!!!!!!!!! Hi

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2014

    OBAMA

    OBAMA is NOT a good president

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2013

    She took away frenchfries

    She took away or mc donalds frenchfries

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2012

    Read

    I dont realy care about any of it i also wish i could put zero starz on this but u know how it is they want u to help rate this book so i guess you gatta put some thing down...

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2012

    Kind of boring!

    Instead of covering Michelle, it covers Michelle Obama's background and ancestors, something I really dont care about.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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