Becoming: Adapted for Young Readers

Delacorte. Mar. 2021. 432p. Tr $18.99. ISBN 9780593303740.
Gr 6 Up–The groundbreaking autobiography from former first lady Michelle Obama now has a young readers’ edition available so kids can marvel at the historic rise of one of America’s beloved public figures. Filled with color photos of the celebrated luminary, this title will inspire young people and teach them about the subject’s ordinary childhood on the south side of Chicago, and how her loving family and caring community molded her into a bold global leader who impacts generations of people around the world. This intimate memoir examines the intersections of race, class, and perseverance with cadence, style, and nuance. This version maintains the mastery of the original while including updated information about the author’s inspiration for her Netflix series Waffles and Mochi.
VERDICT This timeless narrative is a must-have for any library collection and is sure to be popular wherever it’s shelved.

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