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Michelle Obama memoir 'Becoming' gets two new editions

The former first lady will be publishing a paperback edition of the bestseller as well as an edition “adapted for young readers.”
The children's version of Michelle Obama's \"Becoming.\"
The kid-friendly edition of former First Lady Michelle Obama’s memoir features a new foreword and three photo inserts.Delacorte Books for Young Readers

Former First Lady Michelle Obama’s bestselling memoir “Becoming” is getting younger with a new edition geared toward children ages 10 and up: “Becoming: Adapted for Young Readers.”

The kid-friendly version of Obama’s memoir features a new foreword and three photo inserts, according to Obama's website. You can pre-order the new memoir at Amazon, BookShop, Walmart, Target, Books A Million and Barnes & Noble — it’s slated to publish (and ship) on March 2.

Becoming: Adapted for Young Readers” by Michelle Obama (pre-order)

Obama recently shared on Instagram how “excited” she is for the upcoming release, building on her 24-chapter memoir from 2018, which chronicles her upbringing in Chicago, her career as an attorney and follows her into motherhood and eventually her time in the White House with husband and former President Barack Obama. Notably, it sold more than 725,000 copies in North America upon release and overall sold 10 million copies worldwide, according to the Associated Press.

Becoming” by Michelle Obama (paperback edition, pre-order)

In the same social media post, Obama teased another March 2 launch: “Becoming” will finally be available as a paperback — right now, you can get it in hardcover, audiobook and Kindle formats. The new paperback version boasts a new introduction, too — a letter Obama wrote to her younger self — as well as a book club guide featuring 20 discussion questions, plus a Q&A with Obama.

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