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Michelle Obama : First Lady - Paul McCaffrey

Michelle Obama

First Lady

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Born into a family of modest means in Chicago, Michelle Obama was inspired to reach her full potential through the example set by her parents, particularly by her father's courageous battle with multiple sclerosis. After graduating from Chicago public schools, she earned admission to Princeton University and later Harvard Law School—nearly impossible achievements for earlier generations of African-African women. At the Chicago law firm of Sidley & Austin, she began her legal career and met her future husband, Barack Obama. Together, the two embarked upon a singular partnership that would take them from the South Side of Chicago to the White House. As a wife, mother, attorney, and now first lady, Michelle Obama has offered a powerful example of what hard work, dedication, and perseverance can achieve. In this all-new biography, readers will learn how Michelle Obama overcame obstacles to achieve success and how her story is influencing other young women today.

An Election for the Agesp. 7
The Shieldses, the Robinsons, and the Great Migrationp. 13
South Side Rootsp. 26
Whitney Young High Schoolp. 39
Princeton Bluesp. 48
A Legal Career Takes Shapep. 62
Tragedies and Turning Pointsp. 75
Career, Politics, and Familyp. 84
On to the White Housep. 101
First Ladyp. 112
Chronologyp. 122
Notesp. 125
Bibliographyp. 132
Further Resourcesp. 133
Picture Creditsp. 134
Indexp. 135
About the Authorp. 141
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ISBN: 9781604139112
ISBN-10: 1604139110
Series: Women of Achievement (Hardcover)
Audience: Children
For Ages: 15 - 18 years old
For Grades: 10 - 12
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 141
Published: 15th January 2011
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.7 x 17.3  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.43