It’s been on the NY TImes bestseller list for more than 100 weeks since it’s release in hardcover and now Michelle Obama’s Becoming is about to hit the shelves in paperback. While we’ve all been anticipating the paperback version, Penguin Random House announced this week that there’s also an exciting new edition coming out adapted for young readers, available Mar. 2. Read on to get the scoop.

Adapted for children 10 and up, this new edition will feature an introduction by the author directly addressing the young reader. It will also have three, full-color photo inserts. Like the original, it tells her full story to a new generation, full of joy and triumph along the many challenges she’s faces. By telling her own story, Mrs. Obama asks young readers: Who are you, and what do you want to become?

To celebrate the announcement, Mrs. Obama released a video on her IG:

The trade paperback version of the original book will also be released Mar. 2 with a book club guide, featuring 20 discussion questions as well as a 5-question Q&A. And might we suggest also picking up a copy of the guided journal, Becoming: A Guided Journal for Discovering Your Voice ,to accompany both new editions?

Both editions will be out Mar. 2, 2021. Order your copy here!

Learn more about the book and Michelle Obama at 

—Amber Guetebier


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