Book: Becoming of Michelle Obama


Michelle Obama writes about the early influences of her mother, Marion Robinson, and her TV role model Mary Tyler Moore. One was a single, professional living on her own in the big city. One was a wise and supportive stay-at-home mother, who later went to work to help pay for her children’s education. Where do you see the influences of both of these women in Mrs. Obama’s life? Use textual evidence to illustrate and support your answer.

Criteria for Success:

Underline your thesis statement.
Have an introductory paragraph that has a hook, gives background information about the topic, but not a summary of the book, and has a thesis statement.
Have a concluding paragraph that answers the “So What?” question.
Each body paragraph should contain a claim that supports your argument and follows C, E, X format. Include evidence that is relevant to your claim and supports your thesis statement.
Make sure to include quotes, paraphrases, and summaries from the book to fully support and illustrate your thesis.
Include additional sources, if needed, to support your thesis and analysis.
Proofread, carefully checking for grammatical and surface errors.

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