Michelle Obama: An American Story by David ColbertMichelle Obama grew up on Chicagos 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 Obamas 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 Obamas 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.
44 Lovely Facts About Michelle Obama
She is the wife of the 44th U. As first lady, Michelle focused her attention on social issues such as poverty, healthy living and education. Her memoir, Becoming, discusses the experiences that shaped her, from her childhood in Chicago to her years living in the White House. Michelle's father, Fraser Robinson, was a city-pump operator and a Democratic precinct captain. Her mother, Marian, was a secretary at Spiegel's but later stayed home to raise Michelle and her older brother, Craig.
The entire world has gotten to know the 44th First Lady of the United States- Michelle Obama, when her husband became President in Her father was a city pump operator at the water processing plant, and her mother was a secretary. Michelle and her older brother Craig are only 21 months apart. Many people assumed they were twins when they were growing up. Michelle and Craig had to sleep in the living room with a sheet to divide the room. Michelle attended public school, and skipped the second grade.
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She is also a lawyer, the former vice president of community and external affairs at the University of Chicago Medical Center, and a philanthropist. Robinson III. She describes her parents as important early role models in her life, whom she proudly identifies as "working class.
The best news I've learned this year is that my First Lady's middle name is blackity black black black: LaVaughn. In , The Washington Post reported that Obama learned of her ancestor, Jim Robinson while reconnecting with relatives in South Carolina during a campaign trip. Robinson, who was born around and was a slave until at least around the Civil War, worked on a plantation in the state. The first lady Michelle Obama cute baby pics. Obama grew up in a one-bedroom apartment with her mom, dad and older brother, Craig. She and her brother shared the living room as a bedroom, with a hanging sheet separating the room for privacy. Her dad worked at a water filtration plant and her mom stayed at home to watch her and Craig.