The Meaning of Michelle

The Meaning of Michelle

16 Writers on the Iconic First Lady and How Her Journey Inspires Our Own

Book - 2017
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"Michelle Obama is unlike any other First Lady in American History. From her first moments on the public stage, she has challenged traditional American notions about what it means to be beautiful, to be strong, to be fashion-conscious, to be healthy, to be First Mom, to be a caretaker and hostess, and to be partner to the most powerful man in the world. As Hillary Clinton has said, admiringly about Michelle Obama, our soon to be ex-First Lady exemplifies "the ideal concept of American womanhood." What is remarkable is that, at 52, she is just getting started. While many books have looked at Michelle Obama from a fashion perspective, no book has fully explored what Michelle Obama means to our culture. The Meaning of Michelle will do just that, while offering a parting gift to a landmark moment in American history. This deliciously readable collection presents a chorus of diverse voices with smart, engaging perspectives on Michelle Obama. There will be a preface by Ava Duvernay and an introduction by Veronica Chambers. Confirmed contributors include Roxane Gay, Rebecca Walker, Chirlene McCray, Melissa Harris Perry, Brittney Cooper, Tiffany Dufu, Alicia Hall Moran and Jason Moran, Sarah Lewis, Dr. Janet Taylor, Benilde Little, Marcus Samuelsson, Phillipa Soo and Cathi Hanauer. "--
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : St. Martin's Press, 2017
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781250114969
Branch Call Number: 973.932 Meaning
E909.O24 M43 2017
Characteristics: xiii, 220 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm


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Biography/Memoir: Contemporary African American authors explore Michelle Obama's unique impact on black beauty standards, class politics, and parenting.

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Nov 26, 2017

I've always admired Michelle and her presence so it's nice to read about how so many other people love her too :)


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