BOOK REVIEW : WORK IT, GIRL – MICHELLE OBAMA BY CAROLINE MOSS
TITLE : Work, It Girl – Become A Leader Like Michelle Obama
AUTHOR : Caroline Moss
ILLUSTRATED BY : Sinem Erkas
GENRE : Children’s Non-Fiction, Inspirational, Biography, Picture Books
FBRC RATING : 5 stars
In this imaginatively illustrated book from the Work It, Girl series, discover how Michelle became an inspirational leader, FLOTUS, lawyer, author, and role model in this true story of her life. Then, learn 10 key lessons from her work you can apply to your own life.
Michelle Obama grew up on the South Side of Chicago in a little bungalow with a close-knit family. She loved going to school, and she knew that, one day, she would use her voice to empower other young girls, just like her. Young Michelle was a brilliant student and wonderful daughter. With hard work and talent, she propelled herself into the universities of Princeton and Harvard. She qualified as a lawyer and life was going smoothly…Then she met a guy named Barack.
Work It, Girl is an empowering series of biographies featuring modern women in the world of work, from designers and musicians to CEOs and scientists. Each of these vibrantly illustrated books tells the story of a remarkable woman in 10 chapters that highlight transformative moments in her life, following the ups and downs that she faced on her road to success. At the end, 10 key lessons show what you can learn from these moments, and self-reflection questions help you apply these lessons to your own life. Brightly colored photo illustrations of 3-D cut paper artwork featuring inspiring quotes from these amazing women bring their stories to vivid life. Learn how to work it as you lay the foundations for your own successful career.
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DISCLAIMER : Thank you Netgalley And Quarto Publishing Group for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.
When I saw this non-fiction book for kids I just had to request the ARC because it’s the perfect motivational, inspirational book for the young kids growing up. I loved how this book is part of a bigger idea with a lot more books adding to the series. The series comes with the major events in the person’s life adding life lessons that can be used to configure one’s own life. The book is an amazing tool to draw inspirations from and an excellent motivator and an empowerment platform for young girls.
I have always had the highest respect and admiration for Michelle Obama. She is a very smart, hard-working woman who fought against perceptions and difficult circumstances in life to become who she is today. This book is a biographical account of her life from a young girl to her adulthood. We follow her journey, her struggles, life-changing events and a lot more in this book. I believe this is a children’s version of her book The Becoming and it makes this story accessible to a wider audience. The story of her triumph and her journey as The First lady are all quite engaging and wonderful to read about. Her journey as a young girl to the law student, to a lawyer, to a wife, to a mother, to FLOTUS, to an author is awe-inspiring and empowering to read about. I loved everything about this book. This was quick read and as a reader you get to walk away with key lessons that you can apply to your lives.
This book will be most suitable for middle-grade and high- school kids, especially teens who would love to have a fantastic role model to emulate and get inspired by. I would highly recommend this story to all the parents and definitely encourage your young kids to read this book as its highly beneficial and the book has cool illustrations which are an added bonus. I gave this book 5 stars and I hope to get to other books as well that are part of this series in the future.