Michelle Obama: A Life by Peter SlevinAn inspiring story of a modern American icon, here is the first comprehensive account of the life and times of Michelle Obama. With disciplined reporting and a storyteller’s eye for revealing detail, Peter Slevin follows Michelle to the White House from her working-class childhood on Chicago’s largely segregated South Side. He illuminates her tribulations at Princeton University and Harvard Law School during the racially charged 1980s and the dilemmas she faced in Chicago while building a high-powered career, raising a family and helping a young community organizer named Barack Obama become president of the United States. From the lessons she learned in Chicago to the messages she shares as one of the most recognizable women in the world, the story of this First Lady is the story of America. Michelle Obama: A Life is a fresh and compelling view of a woman of unique achievement and purpose.
The entire world has gotten to know the 44th First Lady of the United States- Michelle Obama, when her husband became President in Her father was a city pump operator at the water processing plant, and her mother was a secretary. Michelle and her older brother Craig are only 21 months apart. Many people assumed they were twins when they were growing up. Michelle and Craig had to sleep in the living room with a sheet to divide the room.
Other Facts: Graduated magna cum laude with a sociology degree from Princeton. February 9, - Launches the national campaign, "Let's Move! April - Launches the national veterans' campaign, "Joining Forces," with Dr. Jill Biden. June 20, - Travels to Africa for a week to focus on youth leadership, education, health and wellness. February 24, - Presents the Academy Award for best picture at the Oscars.
Michelle Obama was an American first lady and the wife of Barack Obama, the 44th president of the United States. Despite her initial misgivings, she proved to be an effective surrogate for him on the campaign trail. As a young mother, a fashion icon and the first African-American first lady, Michelle Obama became a role model to many Americans. Both children skipped the second grade, and Michelle was later chosen for a gifted-student program that enabled her to take French and advanced biology courses. Making the lengthy daily trip to attend Whitney M. Young Magnet High School, Michelle became student council treasurer and a member of the National Honor Society before graduating as class salutatorian in
She is married to the 44th president of the United States , Barack Obama , and was the first African-American first lady., Jump to main content. Jump to navigation.
She was the first African American first lady. Michelle Obama studied sociology and African American studies B. She had several positions in Chicago city government in the s, and, from until she became first lady , Obama worked as an associate dean and in several executive roles at the University of Chicago. In , while at the firm, she met Barack Obama, who had been hired as a summer associate. Seeking a more public-service-oriented career path, in she became an assistant to Chicago Mayor Richard M. The following year she and Barack, then a community organizer, were married.
She is the wife of the 44th U. As first lady, Michelle focused her attention on social issues such as poverty, healthy living and education. Her memoir, Becoming, discusses the experiences that shaped her, from her childhood in Chicago to her years living in the White House. Michelle's father, Fraser Robinson, was a city-pump operator and a Democratic precinct captain. Her mother, Marian, was a secretary at Spiegel's but later stayed home to raise Michelle and her older brother, Craig. At just 21 months apart in age, Craig and Michelle a were often mistaken for twins.
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