Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama is an American attorney and author who served as the First Lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017. She was the first African-American woman to serve in this position. She is married to the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama. Raised on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois, Obama is a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School. In her early legal career, she worked at the law firm Sidley Austin where she met Barack Obama.
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Song of Solomon
A man born shortly after a failed attempt at flight spends his life trying to take to the skies. In this imaginative coming-of-age novel, Toni Morrison introduces a world of characters in Milkman Dead's journey from his rustbelt city to his family's origins. Along the way, readers meet assassins, liars, and seeresses in a fully realized black world.
Happy Book Lovers Day, everyone! One of my personal favorites is Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison. It's one I’ve often found myself turning back to over the years. I love hearing about what other people are reading. What’s a book you would always recommend? #NationalBookLoversDay – source
Also recommended byBarack ObamaJesse WilliamsMaggie HabermanBozoma Saint John
The Trayvon Generation
"The Trayvon Generation" by Elizabeth Alexander is a poignant reflection on the challenges facing young Black America in the wake of civil unrest and the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery. Named a Most Anticipated Title of 2022, this book expands on Alexander's viral essay, illuminating America's unresolved problem with race and the power of art and culture to create change. With profound insight, brilliant analysis, and interwoven works of art by extraordinary artists, this essential read offers perspective, historical understanding, and hope for the future.
In her book, she uses the lens of the 2020 movement for racial justice to explore its impact on the Black experience—the joy, the fear, the frustration. It is powerful, poignant, and deeply moving. I hope you’ll check it out. – source
Also recommended byJoyce Oates
The Word Collector
Discover the magic and power of words with Jerome, the word collector. In this heartwarming tale by Peter H. Reynolds, Jerome finds beauty in short and sweet words, two-syllable treats, and multisyllable words that sound like little songs. From the creator of The Dot and Happy Dreamer, this book is a celebration of finding your own voice and the impact it can have on the world.
Barack and I had so much fun reading “The Word Collector” for a family read-a-long through the @chipublib. This book is one of my favorites—it reminds me of what it was like to get lost in the magic of words as a little kid. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did. – source
There's a Dragon in Your Book
This charming and interactive picture book revolves around a cute baby dragon that hatches from an egg in your book. But watch out - don't tickle its nose or let it sneeze! With the help of imaginative activities like stamping and flapping, readers can prevent the dragon's flammable sneezes from ruining their book. Written by the best-selling author Tom Fletcher, this sequel to There's a Monster in Your Book is full of playful illustrations by Greg Abbott. Filled with humor and fun, children will fall in love with this adorable dragon and want to read it again and again.
Today, I’ll be reading one of my favorites: “There’s a Dragon in Your Book.” It’s a fun read that requires a little imagination and a lot of heart. Tune in at 12pm ET on @PenguinRandom’s Facebook or anytime after on @PBSKids YouTube channel. – source