|Item||:||Who Is Michelle Obama? (who Was...?) [Paperback]|
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|Publisher||Publisher||:||Grosset & Dunlap|
Born into a close knit family in Chicago, Michelle Robinson was a star student who graduated from Princeton and Harvard Law. Then in 1992, she married another promising young lawyer and the rest, as they say, is history. It is undeniable that President Barack Obama has changed the United States but so has Michelle Obama, the self proclaimed Mom in Chief. This compelling, easy-to-read biography is illustrated byNew Yorkerartist John O'Brien.Megan Stine has written several young biographies, including Who Was Sally Ride?.
By Megan Stine
Illustrated by John O’Brien
A tall and beautiful African American woman stood on the lawn behind the White House. She smiled at a group of children and teenagers who had come from nearby schools.
It was a warm sunny day in October. The kids were dressed in T-shirts and jeans. The woman wore a bright blue sweater and black slacks. Grinning, she picked up a hula hoop and began to swivel it around her waist.
The crowd watched, and someone started counting. “Ninety-eight…ninety-nine…one hundred…one hundred one…”
She kept going. She reached 142 times before she stopped. She could have kept going longer!
“I can hula-hoop forever,” the woman said. She even knew how to swirl two hoops at once.
The kids tried to keep up with her. Everybody was having fun. But there was also an important purpose to the fun. Hula-hooping was a way to help kids get more exercise and stay healthy.
Who was that gorgeous woman performing at the White House? It was Michelle Obama, the First Lady of the United States!
OCTOBER 26, 1947—
WHEN BILL CLINTON RAN FOR PRESIDENT IN 1992, HE TOLD VOTERS THAT THEY WOULD GET “TWO FOR THE PRICE OF ONE.” HE MEANT THAT HE AND HILLARY WOULD WORK TlÉ
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