For the past month I have been sharing books connected to Black History Month and I was delighted when I was invited on to the blog tour for Anna Doherty’s latest picture book release. Published by Wren and Rook, Michelle Obama is the latest book in the series of Fantastically Feminist non-fiction books recommended for children who are 5 year olds and up.
It is wonderful to see more diverse individuals represented in informative non-fiction reads. It is so important for children to see themselves in all books and wonderful when readers can also learn about the achievements of others too. Anna Doherty’s latest release is a celebration of Michelle Obama. Michelle Obama is the wife of former president of the United States, Barack Obama. Barack Obama was the first African American president serving from 2008 until 2017.
The book allows readers to get to know Michelle Obama more and though she once was First Lady, prior to this she was a lawyer having graduated from Princeton University and Harvard University. The book highlights that Michelle Obama has many achievements of her own and shares different facts about Michelle Obama as well as campaigns that she supports and is most passionate about.
Readers learn about Michelle Obama’s upbringing and discover more about her family. Born in Chicago, USA, Michelle was born into a close knit family and she was not born into money. Michelle worked very hard at school and high school and although people were doubtful of her achieving, she did not allow this to get in the way of her dreams of attending a brilliant university.
Anne Doherty does a wonderful job at creating insightful, fun non-fiction reads that are informative and inspiring for young readers. The varied page layouts, minimalist colour palette (black, white and purple) and quirky illustrations are both appealing and engaging. The book would be a brilliant resource in a learning setting, celebrating the achievements of a diverse, female individual.
As well as her personal achievements, Michelle Obama wants to ensure that everyone is treated equally and that females across the world have access to an education. Through the book I’m sure readers will take away that Michelle Obama is a brilliant role model who celebrates that with a good attitude and hardwork we can all achieve.
This book and the others in the series would be a welcoming addition to many a library and we are rather pleased it’s part of our home library.
Do keep a look out for a giveaway that I will be hosting for this book, later on in the week.
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Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book in exchange for a review as part of the blog tour. All words and opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links.