xiii, 220 pages : illustration ; 22 cm
  • Preface / Ava Duvernay
  • Introduction : Homegirls / Veronica Chambers
  • Michelle in high cotton / Benilde Little
  • Crushing on Michelle : Or the unapologetic power of Blackness / Damon Young
  • The composer and the brain : a conversation about music, marriage, power, creativity, partnership ... and the Obamas / Alicia Hall Moran and Jason Moran
  • Lady O and King Bey / Brittney Cooper
  • We go way back / Ylonda Gault Caviness
  • Two Black first ladies walk into a room / Chirlane McCray
  • Becoming the wife / Cathi Hanauer
  • On being flawlessly imperfect / Tiffany Dufu
  • She slays : Michelle Obama & the power of dressing like you mean it / Tanisha C. Ford
  • Cooking with a narrative / Marcus Samuelsson
  • Michelle Obama : representational justice / Sarah Lewis
  • The freedom to be yourself / Karen Hill Anton
  • She loves herself when she is laughing : Michelle Obama, taking down a stereotype and co-creating a presidency / Rebecca Carroll
  • The best of wives and best of women / Phillipa Soo
  • Making space / Roxane Gay.
Michelle Obama is unlike any other First Lady in American History. From her first moments on the public stage, she has challenged traditional American notions about what it means to be beautiful, to be strong, to be fashion conscious, to be healthy, to be First Mum, to be a caretaker and hostess, and to be partner to the most powerful man in the world. As Hillary Clinton has said, admiringly about Michelle Obama, our soon to be ex-First Lady exemplifies "the ideal concept of American womanhood." What is remarkable is that, at 52, she is just getting started. While many books have looked at Michelle Obama from a fashion perspective, no book has fully explored what Michelle Obama means to our culture. The Meaning of Michelle does just that, while offering a parting gift to a landmark moment in American history. This collection presents a chorus of diverse voices with smart, engaging perspectives on Michelle Obama. Contributors include Ava DuVernay, Benilde Little, Damon Young, Alicia Flail Moran and Jason Moran, Brittney Cooper, Ylonda Gault Caviness, Chirlane McCray, Cathi Hanauer, Tiffany Dufu, Tanisha Forde, Marcus Samuelsson, Sarah Lewis, Phillipa Soo, Rebecca Carroll, and Roxane Gay.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781250114969 20170206
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