The Story of Michelle Obama (The Story Of)

by Christine Platt (Author)

The Story of Michelle Obama (The Story Of)
Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade
Series: The Story Of

Discover the life of Michelle Obama-a story about working for change

Michelle Obama is one of the most important women in American history. Before she served as the first Black first lady of the United States, Michelle was a smart and studious kid who wanted to give back to her community. She became a lawyer so that she could help people understand the law and get the legal aid they needed. When she became first lady, she continued to help people-especially young people-in many ways.

Explore how Michelle went from being a young girl growing up on the South Side of Chicago to an American role model and leader in the White House.

The Story of Michelle Obama includes:

  • Core curriculum-Learn the Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How of Michelle's life, and take a fun quiz to test your knowledge.
  • Her lasting change-Explore how Michelle Obama made the world a better place for future generations, including you!
  • A visual timeline-Watch Michelle progress from young girl to American leader with a visual timeline of the major milestones of her life.

How will Michelle's ambition, hard work, and kind heart inspire you?

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Christine Platt
Christine Platt is a literacy advocate and historian who believes in using the power of storytelling as a tool for social change. She holds a BA in Africana studies, an MA in African American studies, and a JD in general law. Although her only daughter is now in college, Christine Platt continues to draw on their adventures together as inspiration for her children's literature. She has written more than thirty books for young readers and currently resides in Washington, DC.

Alea Marley is an award-winning illustrator of many books for children, including Phoebe Dupree Is Coming to Tea! by Linda Ashman. She loves creating whimsical scenes that are filled with patterns, texture, and bursts of color. Alea Marley lives in northern England.
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Guided Reading Level
Rockridge Press
Publication date
April 20, 2021
The Story Of
BISAC categories
JNF007120 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Women
JNF007130 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Presidents & First Families (U.S.)
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