Book signing for Michelle Obama Essay Collection Tues. Jan. 17 at Free Library of Philadelphia

 

Michelle Obama is not only the first African American First Lady, she has challenged American traditional notions about what it means to be beautiful.

Obama has set new standards for what it means to be strong, fashion-conscious, healthy, a caretaker and hostess and partner to the most powerful man in the world.  In a new essay collection, The Meaning of Michelle: 16 Writers on the Iconic First lady and How Her Journey Inspires Our Own, a group of writers, artists, and thinkers pay tribute to the First Lady. The book presents a chorus of diverse voices with smart, engaging perspectives. The collection is curated by the prolific Veronica Chambers, a senior editor at the new York Times Magazine, Glamour, and Newsweek.

On Tuesday, January 17, Chambers, in addition to contributing writers Alicia Hall Moran, Benilde Little, and Damon Young, will be making a stop at the Free Library of Philadelphia to discuss the book, take questions from the audience, and sign copies.

 

If You Go:

What: Book signing with contributing writers and curator of The Meaning of Michelle: 16 Writers on the Iconic First lady and How Her Journey Inspires Our Own

Date: Tuesday, Jan. 17

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine Street

Contact: 215-686-5322