A noteworthy review of Basic Biographies from Children's Bookwatch on February 1, 2010
‘Michelle Obama’ is a ‘Basic Biographies’ selection from Child’s World that showcases the First Lady of the United States. Filled with full page color photos and simple descriptive paragraphs and captions, ‘Michelle Obama’ is carefully crafted to connect with an elementary school age audience. The biography emphasizes her background and achievements in addition to her focus on the importance of her husband and family. Michelle Obama’s profile as a compassionate, committed First Lady with a vision of equality and justice for all emerges clearly. As the first black American First Lady, Michelle Obama will automatically make history, but this brief biography clarifies the true heart of her amazing contribution. Also in this outstanding Basic Biographies series (8 volumes, $182.32/$ 127.60) from The Child’s World and very highly recommended for school and community library American Biography collections are, Barack Obama (9781602533394); Albert Einstein (9781602533387); Charles Schultz (9781602533400); Helen Keller (978160253314); Jackie Robinson (9781602533424); Rosa Parks (9781602533448); and Thomas Edison (9781602533455).
—James A. Cox