A New York Times Best SellerA collection of striking and intimate photographs of Michelle Obama—many never before seen—coupled with personal reflections and behind-the-scenes stories from Official White House Photographer Amanda Lucidon, presented in a deluxe format. Michelle Obama is one of the most admired First Ladies in history, known for her grace, spirit, and beauty, as well as for the amazing work she did during her tenure to promote girls’ education, combat childhood obesity, and support military families. In Chasing Light, former White House photographer Amanda Lucidon, who spent four years covering the First Lady, shares a rare insider’s perspective, from documenting life at the White House to covering domestic and overseas travel. This collection of 150 candid photos—many previously unreleased—and Amanda’s narrative reflections reveal just what makes Mrs. Obama so special. From an affectionate moment with her daughters atop the strikingly empty Great Wall of China to exuberant moments with schoolchildren and quiet moments between the First Lady and President Obama, the photos are a vibrant, candid, and beautiful celebration of the First Lady, capturing the qualities and strengths that have made Mrs. Obama so beloved.
On November 4, 2008, Senator Obama was elected as the 44th President of the United States. Over the next eight years, he and his family would transform our nation, change the face of the White House, and transfix millions of supporters. Now, in The Obamas: The White House Years, ESSENCE is pleased to present a commemorative look at significant and seminal moments during the Obama’s eight years in the White House. From their two inaugurations, international travels and state dinners to day-to-day encounters with everyday citizens, The Obamas showcases images that offer intimacy and empowerment to readers. It’s all here: the historic moments, the invite-only events, the interactions with extraordinary everyday people and world leaders, the couples individual initiatives aimed at strengthening families and communities, and the blossoming of two future leaders – Malia and Sasha – before our very eyes. Among the highlights:“Be Fearless”: an essay from the First Lady herself on her keys to successThe full text of President Obama’s powerful and important eulogy in South Carolina of the Honorable Reverend Clementa C. PinckneyDozens of lavish and intimate photographs showcasing the special moments of the Obama presidency and much more
I Live Real Close to Where You Used to Live: Kids' Letters to Michelle Obama (and to Sasha, Malia, and Bo)
I Live Real Close to Where You Used to Live is a collection of letters written by children across America to Michelle Obama and her daughters Malia and Sasha (plus a few to their dog Bo). Each missive differs wildly in subject from Easy Bake ovens and Pokémon to immigration, school funding, foreclosures, and war. There is no shortage of advice, observations, requests, and questions ("Wouldn’t it be awesome if pickles grew on trees?") from these young writers two years into the Obama presidency, they remain as engaged as ever with the events shaping the world around them. Their letters to the first lady and her family are both poignant and hilarious.Proceeds from this book benefit 826 National, a family of nonprofit organizations dedicated to helping students, ages six to 18, with expository and creative writing at seven locations across the country.
Sasha & Malia Obama: Historic First Kids (Big Buddy Biographies)
Highlights the lives of the president's two daughters, discusses how their lives changed when their father became president, where they go to school, what their daily life is like, and other presidential children.
The Obamas in the White House: Reflections on Family, Faith and Leadership
The Obamas are a quintessential American success story. Barack Hussein Obama and his wife Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama defied great odds to become the nation's first African-American president and First Lady. From the moment they settled into the White House on January 20, 2009, with their daughters Malia and Sasha, the first couple has moved the nation and world with their commitment to excellence and to each other. ESSENCE has provided readers with detailed coverage of their first extraordinary year in the White House. The President, the First Lady and members of the Obama administration met our nation's political, economic and social challenges with admirable grace that continues to inspire many Americans. Now, in The Obamas in the White House: Reflections on Family, Faith & Leadership, ESSENCE editors combine rare images with pivotal speeches in a lavish time capsule of a defining moment in the American narrative.
Malia and Sasha Obama - First Daughters in the White House (249) (1000 Readers)
Did you know that 190 children of presidents have lived in the White House? Did you know that the Obama girls are the youngest residents of the White House since Amy Carter? Did you know that the girls were promised a puppy if Dad was elected president? Did you know that the Secret Service has special “code” names for Malia and Sasha? Would you like t know more? Read and learn with this entertaining book!The Biography Readers: •Combine easy-to-read stories with fun activities•Build reading skills while covering social studies content•Engage all levels of students using an interesting, interactive approach•Can be used as an excellent tool for RTI, Remediation, Reading Recovery and ESLThis Biography Reader also shows students the obstacles and hardships that many of our country's heroes had to overcome, their struggles, attempts, failures, perseverance, accomplishments and the ultimate success they achieved, taking their place in America's history. This reader emphasizes the roles of family and education, responsible decision-making, taking responsibility for oneself, civic responsibility, work ethic, self-motivation and more!
Featuring stories and photography from Vogue, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, Gq, and Glamour, this special issue spotlights Barack Obama, the first African-American president of the United States, as well as his wife, Michelle, and daughters Sasha and Malia. This commemorative edition examines the events and issues of his two terms, from politics (health care, financial reform, Isis, the killing of Osama bin Laden, the deadlock with Republicans, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan) to the players and personalities behind the scenes.
Make the most of a key moment in history with these beautifully rendered paper dolls featuring Senator Barack Obama, the first African-American candidate ever to capture our nation's presidential nomination, his wife, Michelle, and their two daughters, Malia Ann and Natasha. The elegantly designed set also includes a stunning wardrobe of authentic outfits — both casual and formal styles — worn by the couple on the campaign trail in American cities from coast to coast.Created by renowned paper doll artist Tom Tierney, this commemorative limited edition is the ultimate campaign collectible. Brief biographical notes and a bonus "Election Night Scorecard" add to the excitement of an election that is sure to make history!
Russia welcomes the Obama family to the White House with this nesting doll. President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle, daughters Malia and Sasha, and the Statue of Liberty all nest together. Barack Obama holds the American flag and gives a thumbs up. Turn him over to find his entire Inauguration Day speech written on the back! Michelle is dressed in her yellow Inauguration Day dress. Malia wears a button that reads "YES WE CAN!" and Sasha wears a button that reads "YES WE WILL!" The perfect momemto of this time of change.
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