Becoming Book Review
Coming from the South Side of Chicago, Illinois, Michelle Robinson grew up in a well educated and happy, yet poor household. Centering her life around her education, Robinson had a supportive family who was always trying to get her the best life experience, both in and out of school. Her grandfather played a big role in her life and was always giving her advice. He even built her a makeshift room, which was basically just half of the living room, shared with her older brother, separated by a curtain. As she graduates high school, Robinson makes it into Princeton University. Continuing her education, she talks about the racial blocks she faced while attending the new school and even just going about life. After university, she goes on to work at a law firm where she meets future husband, Barack Obama. The two get married and work together on Barack’s campaign to be president. When elected, Michelle Robinson Obama goes on to make great changes to the country regarding race and finances. This book is a very insightful memoir and I recommend it to people who are able to understand heavier topics. It talks about racial discrimination and finance issues as well as education systems and politics. However, along with the heavy topics, the memoir is able to very descriptively explain the inspiring story of Michelle Robinson Obama.