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Now adapted for younger readers aged 10+, with new photographs and a new introduction from Michelle Obama herself, the younger reader’s edition of #1 bestselling memoir BECOMING tells a very personal, and completely inspiring, story of how, through hard work and determination, the girl from the South Side of Chicago built an extraordinary life.

This Mother’s Day, we are celebrating mom-in-chief Michelle Obama with a prize to promote wellbeing! Transform your home, lift your mood and learn about the wellbeing of plants with a three-month subscription to the Bloombox Club. In each box, you will receive a gorgeous plant and matching ceramic pot, original content written by Dr.Katie Cooper (author of Plant Therapy), and you'll even be surprised with additional special gifts too! Read more about Bloombox Club plant subscriptions on their website!

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You will also receive a copy of the younger reader’s edition of BECOMING by Michelle Obama to gift to a girl in your life on her own journey of becoming. Just simply fill in the form below to enter. 

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1. No purchase necessary to enter this competition.

2. This competition is open to any resident of the UK and the Republic of Ireland aged 18 years or over with the exception of employees of the Promoter, their families, agents, and anyone else connected with this promotion.

3. Entries must be received by 23.59 BST on 28th March 2021.

4. The Promoter accepts no responsibility for any entries that are incomplete, illegible, corrupted, or fail to reach the Promoter by the relevant closing date for any reason. Proof of posting or sending is not proof of receipt. Automatically generated entries or entries via agents or third parties are invalid and shall not be considered. Entries become the property of the Promoter and are not returned.

5. Only one entry per person.

6. To enter fill in your details on the online form above and submit them using the button above.

7. All valid and correctly completed entries received by the closing date of midnight on the 28th March 2021 will be entered into a prize draw. There will be one winner.

8. The prize for the winner is one copy of BECOMING and a three-month subscription to Bloombox Club.

9. Other than as specified above, the promoter shall not be liable for any costs or expenses arising out of or in any way connected with the prize(s) and does not accept any responsibility for any damage, loss or disappointment suffered by the winner as a result of accepting this prize.

10. The judges’ decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into.

11. The prizes are non-transferable and no cash alternative will be offered.

12. Prizes are subject to availability. In the event of unforeseen circumstances, the Promoter reserves the right (a) to substitute alternative prizes of equivalent or greater value and (b) in exceptional circumstances to amend or foreclose the promotion without notice. No correspondence will be entered into.

13. The winner will be notified via email or post by the 4th April 2021. The winner must claim their prize within 30 days of the Promoter sending notification.  If the prize is unclaimed after this time, it will lapse and the Promoter reserves the right to offer the unclaimed prize to a substitute winner selected in accordance with these rules.

14. We will make the winner’s name and county available on request to the following email address Puffin@uk.penguingroup.com (please state the name of the competition in the subject heading 10 weeks after the closing date).  If you do not want your name and county to be made available in the event that you win, please let us know by emailing Puffin@uk.penguingroup.com. Please note we are required to make the winner’s details available to the ASA if requested.

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17. Promoter may disqualify any entrant whose entry does not comply with these terms and conditions (in Promoter’s sole opinion) or who, in Promoter’s sole determination, has acted in a manner that is fraudulent, dishonest, or unjust to other entrants including, without limitation, tampering with the operation of the competition, manipulating or rigging votes, hacking, deceiving, cheating or by harassing or threatening other entrants or a representative of Promoter.

18. The Promoter is Penguin Books Limited, 20 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London SW1V 2SA

19. By entering the competition each entrant agrees to be bound by these terms and conditions.

20. These terms and conditions are governed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales.

  • Becoming: Adapted for Younger Readers

  • *A younger reader's edition of the number-one bestselling memoir by former first lady of the United States, Michelle Obama. With a new introduction from Mrs Obama herself*

    What's important is our story, our whole story, including those moments when we feel a little vulnerable . . .

    Michelle Robinson started life sharing a bedroom with her older brother Craig, in their family's upstairs apartment in her great-aunt's house. Her parents, Fraser and Marian, poured their love and energy into their children. She would go on to become Michelle Obama, the inspirational First Lady of the United States of America.

    Now adapted for younger readers, with new photographs and a new introduction from Michelle Obama herself, this memoir tells a very personal, and completely inspiring, story of how, through hard work and determination, the girl from the South Side of Chicago built an extraordinary life.

    A tale of ups and downs, triumphs and failures, this is an incredibly honest account. It will take you from the early years - first kiss, first school, first love - to the wonders of the White House, and the moment Mrs Obama shook hands with the Queen of England.

    A book to read, share, and talk about with the adults in your life, this is a call to action and compassion, and hope for change in uncertain times, and in a scary world.

    You'll be inspired to help others, and understand that no one is perfect. Just like Michelle Obama, you too are finding out exactly who you want to be (and, actually, so are the adults in your life).

    Above all, it is a book to make you think: who are you, and what do you want to become?

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