What is the appeal behind the book and what do readers find compelling? How does the former First Lady's personal journey relate to universal themes?
What insights does the book have on the American experience, including the pursuit of education and the role of women in the United States?
Can lessons shared in "Becoming" spur cross-generational conversations about what it means to be black and female in America?
- Marcella McGowan, adult services librarian at the San Antonio Public Library's Cody Branch
- Karla Broadus, senior lecturer in literacy education and director of the African American Studies program at the University of Texas at San Antonio
- Lauren Mims, former assistant director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans during the Obama Administration and a doctoral candidate in education psychology at the University of Virginia.
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This interview aired on Monday, February 11, 2019.