Michelle Obama Invites Baltimore Students to Her Book Tour for Free


Unsurprisingly, the ticket prices for Michelle Obama’s book tour for her new memoir, Becoming, are out of reach for many readers, as they range from $29 to $3000 for the Washington, D.C. stop alone. But the former first lady decided to give 150 Baltimore students the chance to attend the event for free. One high school student named Tanae Moore-Buchannon, who hopes to become a doctor, said of Obama, “I feel she motivates me to become greater than I am now.” The students were selected in collaboration with the College Bound Foundation, a Baltimore nonprofit that provides advising resources for students who want to attend college.

For Further Reading

See Michelle Obama’s new book, Becoming, here.


Discussion Question

Michelle Obama has motivated many students like Tanae around the country. Who inspires you to become a greater version of yourself?


Action Item

Check out the official website for the College Bound Foundation to see how you can help.


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