EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

Inauguration

January 16, 2009

Obama-mania offers armloads of books for kids

(Continued)

"Michelle Obama, Meet the First Lady" (HarperCollins, $16.99, ages 8-12) by David Bergen Brophy.

Drawing strength from the struggles of her disabled father and hard-working mother on Chicago's South Side, Michelle Obama's life away from home as a student at predominantly white Princeton is described with a steady hand, as is her first look at her husband-to-be in "bad sport jacket and a cigarette dangling from his mouth." Brophy relies nicely on the soon-to-be first lady's own words.

"Michelle Obama, An American Story" (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $6.99, ages 8-12) by David Colbert.

Feels a bit like an instant but includes 16 pages of color photos and fun facts for kids: She was the first lawyer to Barney the dinosaur. When she first met Obama, she tried to set him up on dates with her friends. One of her favorite toys as a girl was her Easy-Bake oven. She was athletic growing up but shied away from sports so as not to compete with her star athlete of a big brother.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Latest News
Inauguration

NDN Video
Raw: Japanese Soldiers Storm Beach in Exercises Raw: Weapons Fire Hits UN School in Gaza Raw: Rocket Launches Into Space With Cargo Ship Broken Water Main Floods UCLA Two Women Narrowly Avoid Being Hit by Train In Virginia, the Rise of a New Space Coast New Sanctions on Key Sectors of Russian Economy Crayola Announces Family Attraction in Orlando US Ready to Slap New Sanctions on Russia Kerry: Not Worried About Israeli Criticism Boater Rescued From Edge of Kentucky Dam Girl Struck by Plane on Florida Beach Dies Rodents Rampant in Gardens Around Louvre House to Vote on Slimmed-down Bill for Border Looming Demand Could Undercut Flight Safety Raw: 2 Shells Hit Fuel Tank at Gaza Power Plant Raw: Massive Explosions From Airstrikes in Gaza Giant Ketchup Bottle Water Tower Up for Sale Easier Nuclear Construction Promises Fall Short Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue
Photos of the Week