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Posted on: August 8, 2019

Michelle Obama's Becoming selected as the 2019 One Book One Parish title

SML One Book One Parish

Each year, our One Book One Parish campaign unites Caddo Parish by promoting one book title throughout our 21 branches during the month of October. The public was given an opportunity to select this year’s title from July 22 to August 4, and the winning title is Becoming by Michelle Obama. With a total of 588 votes, Becoming beat out The King of Bones and Ashes by J.D. Horn (232 votes) and Educated by Tara Westover (196 votes) for the 2019 One Book One Parish title.

Becoming is the captivating memoir of Michelle Obama, former First Lady of the United States of America. The book takes an intimate and reflective look into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her life. A summary of the book is included below.

Programming for One Book One Parish takes place throughout the month of October. One Book One Parish encourages adults to read and join a parish-wide conversation about one particular book. Special programming related to the selected title is held at all 21 library branches and includes book club discussions, special displays, and interactive programs related to the book title.

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About Becoming by Michelle Obama

In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America – the first African American to serve in that role – she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, while also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the U.S. and around the world, dramatically changing the ways that families pursue healthier and more active lives, and standing with her husband as he led America through some of its most harrowing moments. Along the way, she showed us a few dance moves, crushed Carpool Karaoke, and raised two down-to-earth daughters under an unforgiving media glare.

In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her – from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world’s most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it – in her own words and on her own terms. Warm, wise, and revelatory, Becoming is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations – and whose story inspires us to do the same.

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