Michelle Obama's best-selling memoir Becoming is now available in this adaptation for tween and teen readers! Growing up, Michelle and her older brother, Craig, shared a bedroom in their family’s upstairs apartment in her great-aunt’s house in Chicago. Her parents, Fraser and Marian, poured their love and energy into their children. But life soon took her far from home. She went to Princeton University and then to Harvard Law School where she met and fell in love with Barack Obama. She recounts her struggles to balance life as a mother and working woman and describes the shift she later made to political life.
Michelle shares the glamour of ball gowns and world travel, and the difficulties of comforting families after tragedies. She managed to be there for her daughters’ swim competitions and attend plays at their schools without catching the spotlight, while defining and championing numerous initiatives, especially those geared toward kids, during her time as First Lady. Most importantly, she shares her views on how all young people can help themselves as well as help others, no matter their status in life. In telling her story with boldness, she asks young readers: Who are you, and what do you want to become?