Former first lady Michelle Obama‘s best-selling memoir “Becoming” is about to reach a whole new, younger audience.
According to CBS News, Mrs Obama announced earlier that she plans to release a new edition of her book, especially for younger readers.
“Being honest about who I am and sharing my story in Becoming was one of the most freeing experiences of my life,” she shared in a post on Instagram. “And one of the highlights of my experience was hearing from so many of you and getting into the kind of deep, honest conversations that leave everyone feeling more connected and nourished.”
The former First Lady said she hopes the new edition of her book will be a conversation starter for younger audiences. “Maybe it’ll open up new dialogues with your children or grandchildren. Maybe you can use it as an opportunity to begin a book club with the young people you know or use it as an excuse to invite them into your existing book club,” Obama said.
The book’s website boasts that the new young readers edition is aimed at children ages 10 and older. It includes a special introduction especially for them written by Obama and three full-color photo inserts.
New paperback copies and young readers editions of “Becoming” will be available on March 2. Mrs. Obama encouraged young readers to read the book and tag her to share their thoughts on social media using the #iambecoming hashtag.