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Becoming: Adapted for Young Readers

By Lucinda Dyer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Candid and inspiring memoir from a former First Lady.

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This memoir is written in such a warm and easy style that readers will feel as if they're curled up on a couch with Michelle Obama as she talks about her life. While Becoming has a fair share of chapters about politics, most of her story is easily relatable to young readers -- struggling to fit in at school, being underestimated by a teacher, having a family member who's ill, breaking up with a boyfriend, and what it's like to be a kid in the White House (the Secret Service coming along when you hang out with friends, go shopping, or go to prom).

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