Michelle Obama book tour stops in Toronto.
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With her memoir set to become the bestselling autobiography of all-time, former first lady Michelle Obama spoke to a sellout crowd in Toronto bringing her message of hope and love as part of her international book tour. Funeral held for Canadian soldier killed in Bulgarian skydiving exercise Jul 06, , AM Vancouver shipyard used one new coast guard vessel to repair, deliver another Jul 06, , AM Grange: It may be over, but it was as fun as it gets Jul 06, , AM.
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You hear me, young people? Don't be afraid. Be focused. Be determined. Be hopeful. Be empowered. Empower yourself with a good education. Then get out there and use that education to build a country worthy of your boundless promise. Lead by example with hope; never fear. After leaving the White House, Obama remained highly sought after for her words of wisdom. You don't tweet every thought. Most of your first initial thoughts are not worthy of the light of day. The former first lady also addressed the topic of protecting women from sexual harassment, a hot-button issue stemming from recent accusations made against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein and others in position of power.
We ask them to speak their mind. We ask them to just say no, to speak out against sexual harassment," Obama said.
It takes practice to have a voice. You have to use it again, and again, and again before you can say 'no. Rendered by African-American artists, the colorful portraits were noticeably different from the more traditional efforts of past years: Kehinde Wiley's work featured Barack in a chair surrounded by greenery and symbolic flowers, while Amy Sherald depicted the former first lady in a flowing dress, gazing back at viewers from a sea of blue.
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Later that year, Obama published her memoir, Becoming. I hope my journey inspires readers to find the courage to become whoever they aspire to be. We strive for accuracy and fairness. If you see something that doesn't look right, contact us! Sign up for the Biography newsletter to receive stories about the people who shaped our world and the stories that shaped their lives.
Barack Obama was the 44th president of the United States, and the first African American to serve in the office. First elected to the presidency in , he won a second term in When Hillary Clinton was elected to the U. Senate in , she became the first American first lady to ever win a public office seat. She later became the 67th U. In , she became the first woman in U. Bush and mother of President George W. He earned a second term as vice president when Obama was re-elected to the presidency in The wife of President Franklin D.
Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt changed the role of the first lady through her active participation in American politics.
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Meanwhile, Barack and Michelle Obama are reportedly in talks to provide shows for the company. The wife of U. Obama is startlingly candid about a wide variety of topics, from her shock after learning that Donald Trump had won the presidential election to her being labeled an "angry black woman" by racists. There are plenty of heartfelt moments too, such as the kindness that President George W. Bush and first lady Laura Bush showed her after her husband, President Barack Obama, was elected, and the time she and her daughter Malia snuck out of the White House. It's these anecdotes that made the book a top-seller on Amazon for Cyber Monday.
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