Remembering ‘Becoming’ on Michelle Obama’s Birthday

Remembering ‘Becoming’ on Michelle Obama’s Birthday

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Michelle Obama, first lady of the United States, mother, and recently author, celebrates her 57th birthday today. Throughout her career, she’s worked tirelessly for education, children, and people of color.  Michelle’s memoir, Becoming, was released in 2018 and was immediately a hit, selling 14 million copies in the first week of publication. Further than the book’s success, her tour for the work was filmed and made into a documentary for Netflix, which also received much critical acclaim. All of this work is to make sure her and the story of future African American women is told. Like she says in …

Biggest Book & Publishing News of 2020

Biggest Book & Publishing News of 2020

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I think we can all agree that 2020 was nothing but news. Books and the publishing industries were no exception to this. Some news were great, some of them bad, some others were just unexpected. If you missed any of them on the whirlwind that was 2020, here is a quick recap of the biggest literary news of the year.

Best Memoirs of 2020

Best Memoirs of 2020

In the unprecedented tumult of 2020, these inspirational tales of remarkable people provided a new vantage point from which to view the broadening horizon of this vast and changing world. These are true stories of love and loss, of family, faith, and failure, of self-examination, confession, and success against all odds. Within these pages, the authors leave their mark on a world made just a little better, a little brighter, and a little more informed. Here are some of the year’s best memoirs: 1. A promised Land by Barack Obama Former President Barack Obama’s critically acclaimed memoir is wonderfully rich …