Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama

by Lucia Raatma
     
 

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Michelle Obama became First Lady on January 20, 2009. But before she lived at the White House, she was a powerful lawyer. Learn about her childhood, education, and goals as first lady of the United States.See more details below

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Overview

Michelle Obama became First Lady on January 20, 2009. But before she lived at the White House, she was a powerful lawyer. Learn about her childhood, education, and goals as first lady of the United States.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Rosa Roberts
In this four "First Ladies" Pebble Plus bilingual series, the current first lady is the one featured in the English and Spanish text. The other first ladies in this series include: Eleanor Roosevelt, Jacqueline Kennedy, and Martha Washington. Throughout the twenty-four pages, bilingual beginning readers will grasp a basic understanding of the life and accomplishments of the First Lady. Some of the interesting facts presented about Michelle Obama include her leaving her law firm job due job dissatisfaction and her wanting to help people, the planting of a vegetable garden in the White House, and her crusade to get others to volunteer in their communities. Accompanying the photographs and the bilingual text is a timeline of events in the life of the First Lady. The translations are suitable for young readers and the text is simplistic enough for either language learner. The biography includes a table of contents, glossary, Internet sites, and an index. This biography makes a suitable addition to a library collection or classroom library. Reviewer: Rosa Roberts

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781429650083
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
07/01/2010
Series:
First Ladies Series
Pages:
24
Sales rank:
1,470,402
Product dimensions:
11.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
360L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author


Lucia Raatma received her bachelor’s degree in English literature from the University of South Carolina and her master’s degree in cinema studies from New York University. She has written a wide range of books for young people. She lives with her family in Florida.

Gail Saunders-Smith is an assistant education professor at Youngstown State University in Ohio. She is also an independent staff developer, writer, and editor. She presents nationally at conferences on literacy development and instruction and has written numerous articles, children's non-fiction books, and professional resources.

Gail holds a B.S. and M.A. in Early Childhood Education from Kent State University and a M.S. in Administration and Supervision from Youngstown State University. She completed post-graduate work at The Ohio State University and earned a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction from The University of Akron.

Gail is a former classroom teacher, Reading Recovery Teacher Leader, and Reading/Language Arts K-12 Supervisor and Coordinator of State and Federal Programs for the Summit County ESC.

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