Michelle Obama: An American Story (Google eBook)

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Dec 29, 2008 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 151 pages
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Michelle Obama grew up on Chicago's South Side, and while the world outside her door was chaotic and ever-changing, her family provided a stable environment in which she could grow and flourish. This look at Michelle Obama's life and the turning points that shaped her shows how a girl from a working class background could rise to become one of the most influential women of her day.
   But this is more than a straight chronological retelling. This book looks at Michelle Obama's life story within the context of the larger movements in African American history: slavery, freedom, the Reconstruction era, the Civil Rights movement, and finally, her own era. 
   History is what has shaped Michelle and challenged her. And ultimately, not only has she overcome any obstacles put before her, she has carved out her own place in history as well.
   Includes 16 pages of color photos.

  

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User Review  - Ana - Goodreads

I rate this book a seven because as a kid it's not fun to read but it's very interesting. Recommend this book to people who will love Michelle Obama and who also love reading reading autobiographies ... Read full review

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User Review  - Alexandra - Goodreads

Too simply written; but nonetheless inspiring. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
1 A Family Affair
7
2 The Roots
25
3 Class Act
51
4 Orange Crush
67
5 The Paper Chase
85
6 His Name Is Barack
91
7 Where the Heart Is
107
8 Bringing Up Barack
117
9 The Spotlight
127
Acknowledgments
139
Notes
141
Back Cover
153
Spine
Copyright

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About the author (2008)

David Colbert is the author of the acclaimed 10 DAYS biography series and the EYEWITNESS history series. J.K. Rowling praised his bestselling THE MAGICAL WORLDS OF HARRY POTTER, which has been published in almost thirty languages, as her favorite of the many written about her novels.

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