Becoming is an insightful anecdote by Michelle Obama documenting her somewhat unprivileged childhood, through her year of education and into her two-time presidential term as the First Lady of the United States or FLOTUS. It represents her obstacles and victories, her hardships and love. Travelling through her unique life.
Michelle Obama’s reminiscence begins with ‘Becoming Me’, detailing her discovery of herself. Living with her father (Fraser Robinson III), her mother (Marian Shields Robinson) and brother (Craig Robinson) in her grandmother and grandfathers house, she learns that you can count on the people around you to be there for you when you need them. Accustomed to being a shadow of her brother almost everywhere she went. She learns to forge herself upon moving to Whitney Young Magnet High School (1977 – 1981) and Princeton University (1981 – 1985).
It then takes us through her life as a law student, initially working at the Sidley Austin Law firm, where she met Barak Obama. Barak Obama, through his difficult life, helped her every step of the way as her father who had died on the 6th of March 1991 of multiple sclerosis. After being married, Barak Obama decided to learn about the civil rights practise and after their children where born (Malia Obama and Sasha Obama) decided to run for president.
After many political campaigning around the United States, Barak Obama was made the first African American president on January 20, 2009, making Michelle Obama the first African American first lady. Michelle explains her life at the White House in Washing DC. She kept herself busy with her four main initiatives of being a role model to all women and an advocate for healthy families, service members and their families, higher education and international adolescent girls’ education.
Michelle Obama’s Story is truly distinctive and inspirational and certainly one of my favourite books to read.