Summer reading: Becoming

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Michelle Obama

This book is all about connection — Michelle Obama writes about her upbringing and how connections to her family and to her South Side Chicago neighborhood shaped her and her worldview; she writes about how her connection to her husband, Barack, changed her life and shaped it in a completely different way than she expected; and, finally, how her years in the White House connected her to America and its peoples in new and important ways (for her and for us). It’s a great read, and she’s an insightful, honest, funny, and courageous person. Five stars!

Sociology, Demography, & Quantitative Research Librarian

This book is part of the 2020 Berkeley Summer Reading List. Stay tuned for more weekly posts!