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Resumen

The Mayor Demings' MLK Initiative Book Club is the brainchild of the Education and Literacy Subcommittee of the MLK Initiative. The goal is to foster a love for literature by promoting books based on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s values. Those values include: kindness, fairness and equality, love, selflessness, education, leadership, and hope. Books titles are selected by members of the MLK Initiative and Mayor Jerry L. Demings. Se invita a los residentes a participar y buscar las selecciones en su biblioteca local para disfrutar de estas obras inspiradoras.

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Becoming by Michelle Obama

Book Review

In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America-the first African American to serve in that role-she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, while also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the U.S. and around the world, dramatically changing the ways that families pursue healthier and more active lives, and standing with her husband as he led America through some of its most harrowing moments. Along the way, she showed us a few dance moves, crushed Carpool Karaoke, and raised two down-to-earth daughters under an unforgiving media glare.

In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her-from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it-in her own words and on her own terms. Warm, wise, and revelatory, Becoming is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations-and whose story inspires us to do the same.

Book Nominator and MLK Initiative Member

Latisha Thompson, Orlando Utilities Commission

Comment: Michelle Obama's Becoming, reinforces the importance of living by high ethical standards and values. Mrs. Obama's life experiences exemplify many of Dr. King's values: love, hope, kindness, selflessness and leadership. She teaches us to trust the process of life -- to embrace the triumphs and disappointments. But most importantly, she inspires us to find and use our authentic voice to challenge the biases and stereotypes that unnecessarily divide us.

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Previous Books

Book Nominator Recursos
The Servant Leader by James A. Autry Robert Henlon, Fierce Entertainment Management LLC.
Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult Lisa Bachman, The Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Florida
The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead Kelly Quintero, Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida
Why We Can't Wait by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Jerry L. Demings, Alcalde del Condado de Orange