Michelle Obama: From Chicago's South Side to the White House by Marlene Targ Brill
Michelle Obama describes herself first and foremost as being a mom. But she has taken a mighty leap from the South Side of Chicago to presiding over the White House as First Lady. Once employed by a top Chicago law firm - which is where she met Barack Obama - Michelle quickly realized wanted a profession where she could give back to her community. She set up the first public service program for the University of Chicago and was extremely successful recruiting volunteers. She later used her skills in relating to people as an avid campaigner during her husband's run for president. As First Lady, Michelle Obama brings intelligence, wit, and warmth to the job. And most important, she still serves as First Mom in Chief.
Marlene Targ Brill has written a number of titles for young adults, among them Tourette Syndrome, Marshall "Major" Taylor: World Champion Bicyclist, 1899-1901, and several titles in The Decades of Twentieth-Century America series. She lives with her husband near Chicago.