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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 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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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 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

30 review for Becoming: Adapted for Younger Readers

  1. 5 out of 5

    Avani ✨

    If some of you here know Becoming by Michelle Obama has been my favorite reads of all time as well as my favorite memoir. The book not only has the power for you to think and endure yourself into her writing, but also it made me fall in love with non-fiction works all over again. This brand new adaption for Young Readers of Becoming consists of the same rhythm, enthusiasm, and inspirations words from Michelle Obama herself as did her original book. Additional, to savour and keep the Young Readers e If some of you here know Becoming by Michelle Obama has been my favorite reads of all time as well as my favorite memoir. The book not only has the power for you to think and endure yourself into her writing, but also it made me fall in love with non-fiction works all over again. This brand new adaption for Young Readers of Becoming consists of the same rhythm, enthusiasm, and inspirations words from Michelle Obama herself as did her original book. Additional, to savour and keep the Young Readers engaged it consists of some pictures as well as some additional notes that will help them in easy grasping of Michelle Obama's powerful story. I highly recommend every Teenager out there to read this book, and save it with themselves for the rest of their lives. In case you are someone who is looking for a meaning and fulfilling gift for your young ones, this is the one

  2. 5 out of 5

    Carolina

    Becoming: Adapted for Younger Readers é um livro fascinante, onde Michelle Obama partilha a sua história de vida. Começamos por a conhecer em criança, quando vivia nos subúrbios de Chicago, acompanhamos a sua passagem pela faculdade, onde estuda direito, e chegamos aos anos em que viveu na Casa Branca, na companhia do marido, o Presidente dos Estados Unidos da América, das duas filhas e da mãe, que tanto a inspira. No prefácio, Michelle comenta que espera que, enquanto lemos a sua história, pense Becoming: Adapted for Younger Readers é um livro fascinante, onde Michelle Obama partilha a sua história de vida. Começamos por a conhecer em criança, quando vivia nos subúrbios de Chicago, acompanhamos a sua passagem pela faculdade, onde estuda direito, e chegamos aos anos em que viveu na Casa Branca, na companhia do marido, o Presidente dos Estados Unidos da América, das duas filhas e da mãe, que tanto a inspira. No prefácio, Michelle comenta que espera que, enquanto lemos a sua história, pensemos também na nossa e, ao longo da leitura, dei por mim a refletir em alguns episódios que me foram marcando. É muito interessante perceber o valor que Michelle atribui à sua formação, como catapulta para um mundo melhor e como fator base de diferenciação face à geração dos seus pais. Sem dúvida que educação é uma das maiores ferramentas de empowerment, que mais contribuem para o sucesso dos indivíduos e para o avanço das sociedades! Por outro lado, identifiquei-me muito com as questões com que se deparou na fase de vida do primeiro emprego e dos primeiros anos a trabalhar, visto que é o momento que estou a viver, heheh. Será que estamos na profissão certa? Gostamos verdadeiramente do que fazemos? Estamos a seguir os nossos sonhos? Dá que pensar... Gostei muito das partilhas sobre os primeiros momentos com Barack (adorei ler o capítulo em que se conheceram), da azáfama da candidatura do marido e dos seus momentos enquanto Primeira Dama, permanentemente rodeada por agentes dos serviços secretos. Michelle é uma figura muito carismática e, pelo menos esta versão para jovens leitores, lê-se tão bem que quase sentimos que estamos a ter uma conversa com a autora, tal a genuinidade e proximidade impressas nas páginas. É um testemunho muito importante sobre o quão difícil é ser mulher e negra num mundo dominado por homens e brancos, especialmente em posições de poder e destaque. Tudo isto com duas filhas pequenas, que exigiam que se desdobrasse em mãe e mulher, enquanto continuava a lutar pelos seus sonhos. É difícil não terminar o livro a admirar Michelle e a sentirmo-nos inspirados! Já estou ansiosa para ler a biografia do Barack! :D

  3. 4 out of 5

    Penny

    This book is 400 pages long and I am a slooooooow reader... and yet I polished it off in less than three days. I wondered whether some of the political stuff might prove to be too boring and off-putting, but it would seem Michelle Obama is not a fan of politics herself and so she somehow managed to make it less tedious than it must be in reality!! Brought up on the southside of Chicago in a poor, but loving and supportive family, Michelle was always driven to succeed. I imagine in real life she w This book is 400 pages long and I am a slooooooow reader... and yet I polished it off in less than three days. I wondered whether some of the political stuff might prove to be too boring and off-putting, but it would seem Michelle Obama is not a fan of politics herself and so she somehow managed to make it less tedious than it must be in reality!! Brought up on the southside of Chicago in a poor, but loving and supportive family, Michelle was always driven to succeed. I imagine in real life she would be quite formidable and would not suffer fools. However, her driving reason for being always seems to be looking for the humanity in a situation. She always wants to make things better. She isn't interested in her own personal gain, but rather aim to make the lives everyone better. When she met a kindred spirit in Barack Obama they were surely to become a force to be reckoned with. She paints her husband as a loving, kind, thoughtful workaholic... also driven for the betterment of their country and not just themselves. Even when they made it to the White House, Michelle tried to keep life as normal as possible for their two girls, whilst at the same time attempting to forge a new path for the First Lady - that of someone who could use her influence for real change. What was especially fascinating to me was the insight into the behind-the-scenes rigmarole that comes with being the US First Family. The Obamas could go nowhere without a security detail. If they went out, roads had to be closed and snipers posted on surrounding buildings. As such, Michelle would avoid making unnecessary trips so as not to inconvenience too many people! The more I read, the more I wondered how the Obamas have felt about the family who followed them into the White House, whose values are the antithesis of theirs. She did give some insight into her feelings about Donald Trump - in particular about his comments around Barack's birthplace, and for this she has said she will never forgive him for putting her family at unnecessary extra risk. I would love to be a fly on the wall in their home when conversations around the Trumps come up. A brilliant, open, fascinating read, which I think some of our older students will thoroughly enjoy. "Being president doesn't change who you are – it reveals who you are."

  4. 4 out of 5

    D Levine

    I could feel the excitement for a young readers edition of Michelle Obama’s memoir from my nieces. I look forward to talking to them about it. I enjoyed the voice, the simplicity and clarity of the storytelling. Sometimes, ordinary people can be extraordinary and share their perseverance and challenges in a genuine way. I find it nice to just admire someone. I look forward to what the next generation thinks.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Virginia

    My favourite quote from Becoming by Michelle Obama: the whole book. No seriously the whole book deserves to be a quote. Michelle Obama's story is just so inspirational I can't even. I mean, she fought for Black rights as well as women's rights and helped America so much. It's strange to believe even she started off with a normal life. Michelle Obama for president! Well, she did write that she wasn't a fan of politics in her book so maybe not but she is truly the dream president. My favourite quote from Becoming by Michelle Obama: the whole book. No seriously the whole book deserves to be a quote. Michelle Obama's story is just so inspirational I can't even. I mean, she fought for Black rights as well as women's rights and helped America so much. It's strange to believe even she started off with a normal life. Michelle Obama for president! Well, she did write that she wasn't a fan of politics in her book so maybe not but she is truly the dream president.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Linda M

    Loved it! Michelle is a gifted and passionate writer. You could feel her many emotions during her entire life and especially in the public eye.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Kim Childress

    Becoming, by Michelle Obama, $18.99, 2021, Crown Publishing, 9781524763145 paperback Becoming: Adapted for Young Readers, by Michelle Obama, delacorte Press, 2021, $18.99 9780593303740 Available now in paperback, the best selling memoir by Michelle Obama. In her memoir Michelle Obama invites readers into her world chronicling the experiences that shaped her from childhood on the southside of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the Becoming, by Michelle Obama, $18.99, 2021, Crown Publishing, 9781524763145 paperback Becoming: Adapted for Young Readers, by Michelle Obama, delacorte Press, 2021, $18.99 9780593303740 Available now in paperback, the best selling memoir by Michelle Obama. In her memoir Michelle Obama invites readers into her world chronicling the experiences that shaped her from childhood on the southside of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the worlds most famous address. With honesty and Witte she is so known for, Michelle describes her try amps and her disappointments both public and private telling her story in her own words. The paperback edition features a new introduction by the author, and the newly released adaptation for young readers includes pictures of Michelle growing up and during her time as first lady. If ever there is a book or a role model to show ways of living your best life no matter what life throws at you, Becoming is that book, and Michelle Obama is a role model forevermore, especially for women, women of color, and our daughters.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Val

    Link to my book talk: https://youtu.be/oLOOXqsk5hM I first read Becoming two years ago when I was eight. However, my mom only let me read a small part about Mrs. Michelle Obama's childhood at that time. I was so excited when I heard about the Young Readers version! It is as amazing as I expected. Thank you Mrs. Michelle Obama for sharing her journey and for being an inspiring role model for all of us, especially someone like me, a girl of color. I took away so many precious lessons- do not let o Link to my book talk: https://youtu.be/oLOOXqsk5hM I first read Becoming two years ago when I was eight. However, my mom only let me read a small part about Mrs. Michelle Obama's childhood at that time. I was so excited when I heard about the Young Readers version! It is as amazing as I expected. Thank you Mrs. Michelle Obama for sharing her journey and for being an inspiring role model for all of us, especially someone like me, a girl of color. I took away so many precious lessons- do not let others take away my dreams; do not let my race and gender limit who I want to become; believe in myself; lead by action, help and inspire others. I also watched the documentary Becoming and I highly recommend both the documentary and book to everyone!

  9. 4 out of 5

    Alex Andrew

    This book is amazing! As someone who doesn’t cry much at all, I was moved to tears reading about certain things, and there were plenty of chuckles too. I feel inspired and empowered, and she uses so many wonderful phrases that I see implementing into my life. I loved having an insight into her earlier life, as well as her time at the White House. I’ve always loved Michelle without really knowing much detail about her life. I would definitely recommend this book, as I think we all have something to This book is amazing! As someone who doesn’t cry much at all, I was moved to tears reading about certain things, and there were plenty of chuckles too. I feel inspired and empowered, and she uses so many wonderful phrases that I see implementing into my life. I loved having an insight into her earlier life, as well as her time at the White House. I’ve always loved Michelle without really knowing much detail about her life. I would definitely recommend this book, as I think we all have something to learn from it, and from her.

  10. 4 out of 5

    idreamofallthebooks

    Michelle Obama is one of my favourite ladies of all time! She is honest and real. Though I read her autobiography when it was first released, it was refreshing to read her wise words again in this slightly condensed format. Her insights into her own world, and her own choices, provide me with some ideas for my own introspection into my own life. Thank you @puffinbooksaus and @penguinteenaus for gifting me this copy to read and review!

  11. 5 out of 5

    Hanna Slaughter

    I actually loved this book. Michelle Obama was very relatable, and as she wrote, you felt her emotions, related to her struggles at times, and understood the ones you didn’t relate to. It was a very encouraging book to read as I head into finals, and it opened my eyes to biographies which I actually enjoy reading.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Rachel

    I listened to the audio of this and https://www.goodreads.com/review/edit... was AWESOME. It was interesting hearing about how Michelle grew up and having her being the one who read it to me made it even better. I listened to the audio of this and https://www.goodreads.com/review/edit... was AWESOME. It was interesting hearing about how Michelle grew up and having her being the one who read it to me made it even better.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Fiona

    I really like Michelle Obama but her life's been pretty humdrum and doesn't exactly make for an exciting thriller-type read. Still, I appreciate what she's trying to do here and if she'd waited until she was an old lady to write her autobiography, I would likely have found it enthralling. I really like Michelle Obama but her life's been pretty humdrum and doesn't exactly make for an exciting thriller-type read. Still, I appreciate what she's trying to do here and if she'd waited until she was an old lady to write her autobiography, I would likely have found it enthralling.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Mary Cecilia

    loved her book, love her family ..didn't want the book to end loved her book, love her family ..didn't want the book to end

  15. 5 out of 5

    Christina Hackl

    Inspiring

  16. 5 out of 5

    Nicole Nelson

    Added bonus, she narrates the book on Audible!

  17. 4 out of 5

    Kgparry

    loved this. Very relatable, better than her husband's. loved this. Very relatable, better than her husband's.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Tricia

    My review for LR4S - https://www.lovereading4schools.co.uk... My review for LR4S - https://www.lovereading4schools.co.uk...

  19. 4 out of 5

    Veda

    This was an amazing memoir and it was inspiring, to see all that she had done so far in her life. I am so glad they have adapted it for the younger readers.Highly recommend

  20. 5 out of 5

    Aitana

    This should be a mandatory lecture in the schools, so inspiring.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Vanessa

    Love everything Michelle Obama- enjoyed listening to her read the book as an audiobook- like a friend narrating her own story in one long (in parts) chat!

  22. 4 out of 5

    The Marvelous Ms. Kaia

    Very pleasant to read. I enjoyed learning more about her family and how the White House is.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Betty Campbell

    Great book, written with honesty.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Stephanie Smieja

  25. 4 out of 5

    Deborah Donnelly-McLay

  26. 5 out of 5

    Lili Jeanne

  27. 5 out of 5

    Daaimah Buffins

  28. 4 out of 5

    Ashley Rusler

  29. 5 out of 5

    Jayadeep Nair

  30. 4 out of 5

    Annette

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