Michelle Obama

By Maximus Soto and Milagros Torres

Childhood

Michelle Obama was born Michelle LaVaughn Robinson on January 17, 1964, in Chicago, Illinois. She would later become a lawyer, Chicago city administrator, community-outreach worker and—as the wife of U.S. President Barack Obama—the first African-American first lady of the United States.

Michelle was raised in a small bungalow on Chicago's South Side. Her father, Fraser Robinson, was a city-pump operator and a Democratic precinct captain. Her mother, Marian, was a secretary at Spiegel's but later stayed home to raise Michelle and her older brother, Craig. They were a close-knit family, typically sharing meals, reading and playing games together.

Craig and Michelle, 21 months apart in age, were often mistaken for twins. The siblings also shared close quarters, sleeping in the living room with a sheet serving as a makeshift room divider. They were raised with an emphasis on education and had learned to read at home by age four. Both skipped the second grade.

Michelle Obama's Programs

One of her bro grams is the Lets Move Program, it's a program that persuades kids to play outside and be active.

Family

Interesting Facts and quotes


1. Her nickname is "Miche" (pronounced "Meesh").



2. Her husband calls her "My Rock".



3. Her father worked the swing shift in the boiler room at Chicago's water purification plant.



4. She grew up with her older brother, Craig, and parents in a one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment. She shared the living room with her brother, which was separated by a room divider.



5. She and her brother both skipped a year at school - second grade.


I never cut class. I loved getting A’s, I liked being smart. I liked being on time. I thought being smart is cooler than anything in the world.


There are still many causes worth sacrificing for, so much history yet to be made.


The problem is when that fun stuff becomes the habit. And I think that's what's happened in our culture. Fast food has become the everyday meal.


If my future were determined just by my performance on a standardized test, I wouldn't be here. I guarantee you that.


Whether you come from a council estate or a country estate, your success will be determined by your own confidence and fortitude.

Career

Her career is she is the first lady of America and she has a lot of health programs to get kids active.

Sources

1.bio.com

2.informational.com