Michelle Obama: First Lady & Role Model

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Children's Literature - Joyce Rice
When Michelle Robinson was born on January 17, 1964, she was welcomed home by her parents and an older brother, Craig. A direct descendent of slave families, Michelle grew up in Chicago with a stay-at-home mom. Michelle's family had great dreams for Michelle but they never dreamed that they would one day see her living in the White House on Pennsylvania Avenue. Education was very important in the Robinson family and Michelle learned early that there was power in knowledge. The Robinson family also believed in giving back to the community and they were active in political as well as non-political events in their community and neighborhood. Michelle's father, Fraser, believed that communities would be much improved if the educated children would return to their communities for service. In 1981, Michelle entered Princeton University and was one of only ninety-four African American students in the 1100 member student body. Although she had friends, she often felt isolated because of her race. However, Michelle continued to concentrate on her studies in hopes that one day she would be able to help the African American community. One of her first responsibilities in her law career was to mentor a young law student named Barack Obama. Michelle did not expect to like him and was certainly not prepared to expect to be his wife and the mother of his children. This title gives extensive supplemental sections including a glossary, a time line of Michelle Obama's life, suggested readings, an index, and extensive source notes on each chapter. This title is part of the "Essential Lives" series, which introduces people who have and are shaping the world through the course of history. This is a qualitybiography for middle readers. Reviewer: Joyce Rice
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781604537031
  • Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 9/28/2009
  • Series: Essential Lives Series: Set 4
  • Pages: 112
  • Age range: 12 - 15 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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