It’s well known that former President Barack Obama and his family are big readers. Whilst in office, both Barack and Michelle would often read picture books out loud to children at events. We’ve rounded up a selection of stories that have received a big thumbs up from the Obamas.
As a documentary about First Lady's Becoming book tour arrives on Netflix, we speak to some of the women who were there – and had their lives changed as a result.
Curated and voted for by booksellers, winners included authors Michelle Obama, Greta Thunberg and Caroline Criado Perez.
Whether it’s a gift for a colleague you’ve barely uttered a word to or for Great Auntie what’s-her-name you only see once a year, there’s nothing quite like the annual public humiliation of a Secret Santa. But fear not – one of these stocking-sized books are guaranteed to get a nod of approval, whoever's name it is you pulled out of a hat.
The highly anticipated autobiography was published on 13 November and topped multiple charts after just two days on sale.
We have a pair of tickets to give away to Michelle Obama’s major London event at the O2 Arena in London on Sunday 14th April.
Michelle Obama’s Becoming is the intimate and powerful memoir from the former First Lady where, for the first time, she tells her full story in her own words – from a childhood in the South Side of Chicago to family life at The White House. Here are five things the book has taught us about one of the most inspirational women of our time.
We asked author and Michelle Obama super-fan, Candice Carty-Williams, to share her experience of reading the most anticipated book of 2018, Becoming. Read-along with us and follow our live blog below.
‘There’s a lot I still don’t know about America, about life, about what the future might bring. But I do know myself.’ Read on for the begining of Michelle Obama’s intimate and powerful memoir, Becoming.
In a UK exclusive event, Penguin Live in collaboration with Southbank Centre, presents Michelle Obama in conversation about her highly anticipated new memoir, Becoming, with acclaimed novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on Monday 3rd December 2018 at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall.
Michelle Robinson Obama served as First Lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017. A graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School, Mrs. Obama started her career as an attorney at the Chicago law firm Sidley & Austin, where she met her future husband, Barack Obama. She later worked in the Chicago mayor's office, at the University of Chicago, and at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Mrs. Obama also founded the Chicago chapter of Public Allies, an organization that prepares young people for careers in public service. She is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir Becoming, which has sold more than 11.5 million copies around the world. The Obamas currently live in Washington, DC, and have two daughters, Malia and Sasha.