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Becoming

Michelle Obama provides a deep reflection and chronicles the experiences that have shaped her — from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to serving as the 44th first lady of the United States.

Michelle Obama

In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As first lady of the United States of America — the first African-American to serve in that role — she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, while also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the U.S. and around the world, dramatically changing the ways that families pursue healthier and more active lives and standing with her husband as he led America through some of its most harrowing moments. Along the way, she showed us a few dance moves, crushed Carpool Karaoke and raised two down-to-earth daughters under an unforgiving media glare. In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her — from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it — in her own words and on her own terms. Warm, wise and revelatory, Becoming is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations — and whose story inspires us to do the same. (From Penguin Random House)

More about Becoming

Amina Abu-Bakare from Thunder Bay travelled to Toronto to hear Michelle Obama speak on her 'Becoming' book tour, and she reflects on the experience. 7:48
Nesreen Nassleh, an immigrant mother who moved to Vancouver from Syria, used to watch Michelle Obama's speeches and admire the former U.S. First Lady for her empowering messages to women. 6:51
Radio Active's Julia Lipscombe was there and tells us all about it. 8:13

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