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West Orange Times & Observer Friday, Aug. 6, 2021 10 months ago

Masked Reader reviews "Becoming: Young Readers Edition"

The former first lady shows how hard work and perseverance can lead to amazing things.
by: Guest Writer

By The Masked Reader, aka Gabe Gomes

Have you ever wondered what it is like to be a first lady? The influence? The glamour? Living in the White House? Have you thought about what you would do if you were the wife of the president? Well, lucky for you, one person already has been the first lady, and she is willing to give you some experience on it!


“Becoming: Young Reader’s Edition” is an autobiography about the life, experiences and surprises of the United States’ 44th first lady, Michelle Obama. Michelle talks about her early life, and how she dealt with violence, racism and poverty growing up in Chicago. As she grew up, Michelle continued to overcome doubts that she wouldn’t be good enough, as she graduated from Princeton and Harvard, and became a lawyer. Michelle claims she wanted to live a relaxed life, but that all changed when she met Barack Obama.

Mr. Obama was a thinker, and wanted to change the world. His radical mindset went on to win over Michelle, and they got married and had two daughters. Mr. Obama’s mindset eventually won himself over, too, and ran for the U.S. Senate and in 2008, became a candidate for president.

If you follow the news, the rest is history. Mr. Obama won the maximum amount of terms with two and became an influential and helpful ruler. But it wasn’t just him. Michelle Obama also helped many people, starting four initiatives to support military families, eat healthier, exercise more, etc. She realized that she was in a spot to influence people, and decided that she was going to influence them in a good way. Mrs. Obama received some hate and backlash. However, she persevered and won the support of many people.

This book proves that you don’t need to be rich, or come from a good background, but if you persevere and work hard, you can do amazing things. Just ask Michelle Obama!

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