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Michelle Obama: Advocate and Role Model
Record-breaking author, beloved First Lady, and strong mother, Michelle Obama is a powerhouse. Coming from humble beginnings, this girl from the South Side of Chicago excelled in school. After a couple of years practicing law, Michelle left to follow her passions to help improve the lives of those in her hometown of Chicago. She made her mark on the White House as a First Lady dedicated to the health of children, the lives of veterans, and the education of girls. And it seems that there's nothing stopping her from accomplishing even more in her life after the White House. Learn all about Michelle's spectacular life as an advocate, role model, and more.
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|BISACS||JNF007120, JNF007130, JNF007050|
|Number of Pages||24|
|Dimensions||6.5 x 9|
|ATOS Reading Level||4.4|
|Lexile Reading Level||860|
|AR Quiz Number||511651|
Arlington ISD Review of Michelle Obama: Advocate and Role Model
One positive aspect of this book is that it focuses on Michelle Obama’s life broadly, not just in her role as US First Lady. Readers learn about her “Humble Beginnings,” growing up in a home where she had to sleep in the living room, separated by a hanging sheet from her brother’s bed. They learn how she went on to academic and professional success before meeting Barack Obama. A timeline is included, as well as a glossary, index, and link to online resources. This is part of an eclectic six-book series that includes books on America Ferrera, Christina Koch, Jimmy Carter, John Lewis, and Michael Jordan.
SLJ Review of Bearport Biographies
These six volumes provide an eclectic mix of notable personages. Each book begins with a description of a significant moment in the subject’s life: Michael Jordan winning the 1991 NBA championship, Jimmy Carter’s acceptance of the Nobel Peace Prize, John Lewis’ speech at the 1963 March on Washington, etc. Then readers learn about when and where each person was born and where they attended college. Careers are traced with an emphasis on big moments: Christina Koch was a part of the first all-female spacewalk team, America Ferrera achieved success as an actress, and Michelle Obama promoted projects as first lady, including her “Let’s Move!” initiative. Nice, colorful photographs complement the texts. None of these biographies particularly stands out, however, and most of these luminaries are the subjects of numerous other books for kids. Still, the information is current, and those needing up-to-date biographies on these individuals will find them useful. VERDICT Standard biographical fare, these volumes will be of value to libraries that maintain current information on the subjects and should be considered based on demand.
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