Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama

by Paul McCaffrey
     
 

Born into a family of modest means in Chicago, Michelle Obama was inspired to reach her full potential through the example set by her parents, particularly by her father's courageous battle with multiple sclerosis. After graduating from Chicago public schools, she earned admission to Princeton University and later Harvard Law School-nearly impossible achievements

Overview

Born into a family of modest means in Chicago, Michelle Obama was inspired to reach her full potential through the example set by her parents, particularly by her father's courageous battle with multiple sclerosis. After graduating from Chicago public schools, she earned admission to Princeton University and later Harvard Law School-nearly impossible achievements for earlier generations of African-American women. At the Chicago law firm of Sidley & Austin, she began her legal career and met her future husband, Barack Obama. Together, the two embarked upon a singular partnership that would take them from the South Side of Chicago to the White House. As a wife, mother, attorney, and now first lady, Michelle Obama has offered a powerful example of what hard work, dedication, and perseverance can achieve.

Covering noted historic and contemporary figures in the arts, business, sports, entertainment, politics, sciences, and social advocacy, among, other fields, Women of Achievement profiles women who have made significant and influential contributions to their professions and to the world at large. Each book in the series gives students a complete overview of the subject's life, as well as insight into her professional and personal motivations, while also providing historical context to her achievements.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781604139112
Publisher:
Chelsea House Publishers
Publication date:
12/01/2010
Series:
Chelsea House Women of Achievement Series
Edition description:
Library Edition
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
11 - 14 Years

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