Michelle Obama has announced plans to release a young readers’ edition of  ‘Becoming’, her 2018 memoir.


Michelle broke the news in a post via Instagram on Wednesday — about three years after the first edition debuted.

The former US first lady said the edition, adapted for kids aged 10 and older, will be made available on March 2.

“My hope is that the young readers’ edition of Becoming can serve as a conversation starter for you. Maybe it’ll open up new dialogues with your children or grandchildren,” Michelle wrote.


“Maybe you can use it as an opportunity to begin a book club with the young people you know or use it as an excuse to invite them into your existing book club.”

Set to come along with a new paperback edition, the young readers’ version will include a special introduction for children written by Michelle herself. It also will contain three full-colour inserts as described by the book’s website.

“I look forward to hearing all about the discussions that these new editions of Becoming spark with your loved ones—and what kind of parallels young people might draw from my story to their own,” the ex-first lady added.

“No matter what, I hope you’ll keep me posted on your experience by sharing your updates and insights by using #IAmBecoming and tagging me in your posts on social media. I want to hear it all!


“Whether it’s revelatory, a little messy, or even downright uncomfortable, I’m always interested in what kind of new awareness a good conversation can bring.”

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