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Slide 0: The Hill We Climb
The Hill We Climb
$15.99
The Hill We Climb: An Inaugural Poem for the Country by Amanda Gorman captivated a nation and brought hope to many when Gorman recited it at President Joe Biden's inauguration ceremony on January 20, 2021. This special gift edition includes an enduring foreword by Oprah Winfrey and celebrates the promise of America and affirms the power of poetry.
 
Slide 1: Ida B. the Queen
Ida B. the Queen
$27.00
Journalist. Suffragist. Anti-lynching crusader. In Ida B. the Queen: The Extraordinary Life and Legacy of Ida B. Wells by Michelle Duster, the inspiring life of Ida B. Wells begins with her birth into slavery and ends with her being honored with the Pulitzer Prize in 2020. Written by Wells' great-granddaughter Duster, readers delve into the story behind this pioneering Black woman who was often overlooked and underestimated—and who ultimately co-founded the NAACP and is now remembered as a civil rights icon.
 
Slide 2: Women in Science
Women in Science
$16.99
Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World is a charmingly illustrated and educational book. Women in Science highlights the contributions of fifty notable women to the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) from the ancient to the modern world. Full of striking, singular art, this fascinating collection also contains infographics about relevant topics such as lab equipment, rates of women currently working in STEM fields, and an illustrated scientific glossary. The trailblazing women profiled include well-known figures like primatologist Jane Goodall, as well as lesser-known pioneers such as Katherine Johnson, the African-American physicist and mathematician who calculated the trajectory of the 1969 Apollo 11 mission to the moon.
 
Slide 3: Women in Art
Women in Art
$16.99
Women in Art: 50 Fearless Creatives Who Inspired the World highlights the achievements and stories of 50 notable women in the arts, from well-known figures like painters Frida Kahlo and Georgia O'Keefe, to lesser-known names like 19th-century African American quilter Harriet Powers and Hopi-Tewa ceramic artist Nampeyo. Covering a wide array of artistic mediums, this fascinating collection also contains infographics about artistic movements throughout history, statistics about women's representation in museums, and notable works by women. Women in Art celebrates the success of the bold female creators who inspired the world and paved the way for the next generation of artists.
 
Slide 4: Michelle Obama Bronze-Tone Bust
Michelle Obama Bronze-Tone Bust
$40.00
Celebrate a former first lady with this Michelle Obama Bronze-Tone Bust. This stunning piece is made in the USA and beautifully captures Mrs. Obama's likeness.
 
Slide 5: Smithsonian American Women
Smithsonian American Women
$40.00
Smithsonian American Women is an inspiring and surprising celebration of U.S. women's history told through Smithsonian artifacts illustrating women's participation in science, art, music, sports, fashion, business, religion, entertainment, military, politics, activism, and more. This book offers a unique, panoramic look at women's history in the United States through the lens of ordinary objects from, by, and for extraordinary women. Featuring more than 280 artifacts from 16 Smithsonian museums and archives, and more than 135 essays from 95 Smithsonian authors, this book tells women's history as only the Smithsonian can.

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Slide 6: Women in Sports
Women in Sports
$16.99
A richly illustrated and inspiring study of women athletes, Women in Sports: 50 Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win highlights the achievements and stories of 50 notable women athletes from the 1800s to today, including trailblazers, Olympians, and record-breakers in more than 40 sports. The athletes featured include well-known figures like tennis player Billie Jean King and gymnast Simone Biles, as well as lesser-known champions like Toni Stone, the first woman to play baseball in a professional men's league. Women in Sports celebrates the success of the tough, bold, and fearless women who paved the way for today’s athletes.
 
Slide 7: We Can Do It Adult Mask
We Can Do It Adult Mask
$15.00
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In response to the CDC recommendation that people wear a cloth face covering when out in the community, non-medical, reusable masks have become an essential accessory today. Motivation and protection team up in this art-inspired face mask. Rosie the Riveter, the cultural icon from World War II, flexes across the hand sewn adult mask. This We Can Do It Adult Mask is made in the USA with stretchy ear loops that feel comfortable while Rosie helps shield you from germs.
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Slide 8: Girlhood Journal, Pin, and Keychain Set
Girlhood Journal, Pin, and Keychain Set
$32.00
This Girlhood Journal, Pin, and Keychain Set is inspired by the initiative Girlhood: It's Complicated made with support from the Smithsonian American Women's History Initiative. From Helen Keller to Naomi Wadler, girls have spoken up, challenged expectations, and been on the front lines of social change. Although definitions of girlhood have changed, what it means to grow up female in the United States has always been part of the American conversation. The blank, spiral-bound notebook and accessories are great reminders for girls to dream big.
 
Slide 9: Girlhood Ladies T-Shirt
Girlhood Ladies T-Shirt
$28.00
Listen up, ladies. Don a girlhood shirt to show support for women on the rise. The initiative Girlhood: It's Complicated was made with support from the Smithsonian American Women's History Initiative. From Helen Keller to Naomi Wadler, girls have spoken up, challenged expectations, and been on the front lines of social change. Although definitions of girlhood have changed, what it means to grow up female in the United States has always been part of the American conversation.

Size Chart:
S = 18"l. x 25"w.
M = 19"l. x 26"w.
L = 21"l. x 27"w.
XL = 23"l. x 28"w.
XXL = 25"l. x 29.5"w.
 
Slide 10: Strong Is the New Pretty
Strong Is the New Pretty
$13.95
Strong Is the New Pretty is a guided journal for girls. It is full of images of young girls being athletic, being active, being strong, and being proud. In its pages girls talk about their hobbies and what they aspire to be in their lives. The journal invites girls ages 8 to 12 to discover and celebrate their independent, wild, silly, powerful selves.
 
Slide 11: Girlhood Youth T-Shirt
Girlhood Youth T-Shirt
$20.00
Give a girl an inspiring t-shirt that shows support for women on the rise. The initiative Girlhood: It's Complicated was made with support from the Smithsonian American Women's History Initiative. From Helen Keller to Naomi Wadler, girls have spoken up, challenged expectations, and been on the front lines of social change. Although definitions of girlhood have changed, what it means to grow up female in the United States has always been part of the American conversation.

Size Chart:
XS = 12"l. x 18"w.
S = 14"l. x 20"w.
M = 16"l. x 22"w.
L = 18"l. x 24"w.
XL = 20"l. x 26"w.
 
Slide 12: Jailed Freedom Pin
Jailed Freedom Pin
$22.00
This custom-shaped Jailed Freedom Pin commemorates the jailing of 168 women suffragists who were arrested for picketing the White House in 1917. Led by Alice Paul the leader of the National Woman's Party, the women posted pickets at the White House gates—the first people to ever picket the White House. Upon their release from jail the suffragists were awarded with small silver pins in the shape of prison doors with heart shaped locks. Pewter cast with joint, pin and safety catch attachments. A one inch chain soldered onto the hinge and door lock, antique finish. Made in the USA.

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Slide 13: The Truths We Hold
The Truths We Hold
$30.00
The Truths We Hold: An American Journey by Vice President Kamala Harris explores the core truths that unite us and the long struggle to discern what those truths are and how best to act upon them. The daughter of immigrants, Harris was raised in an Oakland, California community that cared deeply about social justice that she has never hid her passion for. When she began practicing law Harris quickly established herself as one of the most innovative change agents in American law enforcement. Her hallmarks were applying a holistic, data-driven approach to many of California's thorniest issues, always eschewing stale "tough on crime" rhetoric as presenting a series of false choices.
 
Slide 14: Ruth Bader Ginsburg "I Dissent" Socks
Ruth Bader Ginsburg "I Dissent" Socks
$20.00
Reach for Ruth Bader Ginsburg memorabilia that keeps you in step. These teal RBG socks feature a depiction of the Supreme Court justice in her robe along with the phrases "We March On" around the cuff and "I dissent" on the soles.
 
Slide 15: Rosa Parks "We March On" Socks
Rosa Parks "We March On" Socks
$20.00
Equality is right in step with Rosa Parks memorabilia socks. This pair of comfy crew socks bears the civil rights icon's likeness along with the phrase, "We March On" at the cuff and also "I would like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free so other people would also be free."
 
Slide 16: Amelia Earhart Ankle Socks
Amelia Earhart Ankle Socks
$20.00
Reach new heights from the bottom up with Amelia Earhart memorabilia socks. This cozy pair of ankle socks celebrates the aviation pioneer with her likeness and inspiring quote, "The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do."
 
Slide 17: Eleanor Roosevelt "True Friends" Socks
Eleanor Roosevelt "True Friends" Socks
$20.00
Don Eleanor Roosevelt memorabilia to keep the spirit of one of America's most beloved first ladies close. These comfy crew socks bear Roosevelt's likeness and the phrase, "We march on" at the cuff. On the soles, "True friends leave footprints on the heart" is (fittingly) printed.
 
Slide 18: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Striped Socks
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Striped Socks
$20.00
Pull on Ruth Bader Ginsburg Striped Socks to keep the spirit of one of America’s most beloved Supreme Court justices close. The cozy striped pair has green contrast trim at the cuff, heel, and toe and features an image of RBG along with her iconic quote, "There will be enough women on the Supreme Court when there are nine."
 
Slide 19: TableTopics® Inspiring Women For Girls
TableTopics® Inspiring Women For Girls
$30.00
125 women and girls are profiled in this set of conversation starters about inspiring women. From astronauts and adventurers to athletes, writers, and scientists, these cards contain stories and quotes from some pretty amazing role models along with questions girls will love to talk about.
 
Slide 20: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Bust
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Bust
$40.00
Smithsonian Exclusive Smithsonian Institution Exclusive

This exclusive Ruth Bader Ginsburg Bust celebrates the U.S. Supreme Court Justice and was created for use with the WhereAreTheWomen? Kickstarter. This group was raising awareness for the lack of female representation in the form of statues, busts, and most public art. A thoughtful gift for a strong woman, or a delightful addition to your own desk, office, or bookshelf. Natural white bonded marble. Made in the U.S.A.

Because of Her Story Part of Smithsonian's
American Women's History Initiative
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Slide 21: Maya Angelou Bust
Maya Angelou Bust
$40.00
Smithsonian Exclusive Smithsonian Institution Exclusive

This exclusive and inspirational Maya Angelou Bust celebrates the beloved poet, memoirist, and civil rights activist. A thoughtful gift for a strong woman, or a delightful addition to your own desk, office, or bookshelf. Natural white bonded marble. Made in the U.S.A.

Because of Her Story Part of Smithsonian's
American Women's History Initiative
 
Slide 22: Michelle Obama Bust
Michelle Obama Bust
Smithsonian Exclusive Smithsonian Institution Exclusive

This exclusive Michelle Obama Bust celebrates the former first lady and was created for use with the WhereAreTheWomen? Kickstarter. This group was raising awareness for the lack of female representation in the form of statues, busts, and most public art. A thoughtful gift for a strong woman, or a delightful addition to your own desk, office, or bookshelf. Natural white bonded marble. Made in the U.S.A.

Because of Her Story Part of Smithsonian's
American Women's History Initiative
 
Slide 23: Votes For Women Adult Mask
Votes For Women Adult Mask
$22.00
* THIS ITEM IS NOT RETURNABLE. ALL SALES ARE FINAL. *

In response to the CDC recommendation that people wear a cloth face covering when out in the community, non-medical, reusable masks have become an essential accessory today. This high-quality Votes For Women Adult Mask from Narrative Material is a well-designed and comfortable mask. It features a bendable metal nose bridge, reinforced stitching, a digitally printed outer layer, 100% cotton interior layers, a pocket for an insertable filter, and adjustable stretchy straps with soft rubber toggle. Designed to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment's ratification. Made in China.

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    Slide 24: Votes For Women Tote
    Votes For Women Tote
    $35.00
    This Votes For Women Tote helps celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment's ratification. Cotton canvas with leather straps. Made in China.

    Because of Her Story Part of Smithsonian's
    American Women's History Initiative
     
    Slide 25: Victory for the Vote
    Victory for the Vote
    $27.95
    An inspirational gift for women. In her book, Victory for the Vote: The Fight for Women's Suffrage and the Century that Followed, women's history expert Doris Weatherford offers an engaging and detailed narrative history of women's seven-decade fight for the vote, and the continuing current-day struggle for human rights and equality. Victory for the Vote puts the fight for suffrage into contemporary context by discussing key challenges for women in the decades that followed 1920, such as reproductive rights, the Equal Rights Amendment, and political power.

    Victory for the Vote is a celebration of the centennial of the women's right to vote in the U.S. and is an expansion and update of Weatherford's A History of the American Suffragist Movement, published in 1998 in honor of the 150th anniversary of the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention, considered to be the beginning of the women’s rights movement in the United States. Take pride in the struggles and accomplishments of strong women, understand and appreciate the Women’s Suffrage Movement and the 19th Amendment, and celebrate feminism and recognize the challenges that still remain on the road to human rights for all.

    Foreword by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.

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    Slide 26: How Women Won the Vote
    How Women Won the Vote
    $18.99
    In time to celebrate the 100th anniversary of a women's right to vote in America comes How Women Won the Vote: Alice Paul, Lucy Burns, and Their Big Idea, a riveting story of the two trailblazers who planned the historic Women's March of 1913, paving the way for the passage of the 19th amendment—from Newbery Honor Medalist Susan Campbell Bartoletti. Get immersed in the excitement and thrill of a country undergoing dramatic social and political change! Meet the women who weren't afraid to use radical tactics, pull off a huge parade, picket President Woodrow Wilson outside the White House, go to jail, go on hunger strikes, and fight until a federal amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified.

    Look at photos and illustrations (by Ziyue Chen) that put you right there, during a brilliantly planned and choreographed march and pageant demanding an amendment to the constitution of the United States! The Women's March of 1913 was an incredible sight to behold: over 5,000 suffragists marching, 9 bands, 4 mounted brigades, 26 floats—all marching past 250,000 spectators. There was even a riot! How Women Won the Vote is perfect for the many historical institutions and educational organizations who are celebrating the anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment and for Women's History Month promotions.

    Because of Her Story Part of Smithsonian's
    American Women's History Initiative
     
    Slide 27: Votes for Women Puzzle
    Votes for Women Puzzle
    $22.00
    Piece together a historic moment in time with this colorful and educational Votes for Women Puzzle that celebrates the fight for women's right to vote. Charming artwork by Monica Garwood captures the noteworthy people and symbols of the suffrage movement that helped lead to the ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920. Ages 5+. Completed puzzle measures 27" x 19". 100 pieces. Made with 90% recycled gray board and soy-based inks. Includes one poster.

    Because of Her Story Part of Smithsonian's
    American Women's History Initiative
     
    Slide 28: Votes for Women Mug
    Votes for Women Mug
    $26.00
    This 12 oz. porcelain Votes for Women Mug comes inside of a gift box. In 1848, a group of outspoken, super smart women gathered for the first ever women's rights convention in Seneca Falls, N.Y. Over two days, they discussed, well demanded, the betterment of women's lives. They didn't realize then that they were igniting an activist blaze that would burn for over a century. Historians point to Seneca Falls' Declaration of Sentiments (which demanded equal social status and legal rights for women) as the kickoff of the women's rights movement worldwide. From Seneca Falls to a presidential nomination, women have made enormous contributions to the world, making it a better, fairer, all-around more awesome place. If there's one thing to say about the accomplishments of women, it is this: we've come far.

    Because of Her Story Part of Smithsonian's
    American Women's History Initiative
     
    Slide 29: Brave. Black. First.
    Brave. Black. First.
    $18.99
    Brave. Black. First.: 50+ African American Women Who Changed the World was published in collaboration with curators from the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. Discover over 50 remarkable African American women whose unique skills and contributions paved the way for the next generation of young people.

    • Harriet Tubman guided the way.
    • Rosa Parks sat for equality.
    • Aretha Franklin sang from the soul.
    • Serena Williams bested the competition.
    • Michelle Obama transformed the White House.
    • Black women everywhere have changed the world!

    This illustrated biography compilation captures the iconic moments of over 50 African American women whose heroism and bravery rewrote the American story for the better. They were fearless. They were bold. They were game changers.

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    American Women's History Initiative
     
    Slide 30: Kamala Harris
    Kamala Harris
    $17.99
    Kamala Harris: Rooted in Justice shares an incredible story of an amazing American. Harris, the daughter of immigrants, grew up to be the first woman, first Black person, and first South Asian American ever elected Vice President of the United States. This moving picture book biography explores how Harris used her voice to speak up for what she believed in and for those who were otherwise unheard. Told in Nikki Grimes's stunning verse and featuring gorgeous illustrations by Laura Freeman, Kamala Harris brings to life a story that shows all young people that the American dream can belong to all of us if we fight for one another.
     
    Slide 31: Rosie the Riveter Socks - Set of 3
    Rosie the Riveter Socks - Set of 3
    $28.00
    Calling all strong, independent and sock-loving women. These Rosie the Riveter Socks will empower you to get to work. Each colorful pair features the instantly recognizable image of Rosie, the cultural icon from World War II. And with a set of three pairs, you can be sure to stay in step with Rosie.
     
    Slide 32: People Who Love to Eat Are Always the Best People
    People Who Love to Eat Are Always the Best People
    $18.95
    This charming, giftable collection of Julia Child quotes shares the wise and witty words of the beloved, best-selling author. Julia Child: People Who Love To Eat Are Always The Best People And Other Wisdom is a delightful volume of compiled quotations and some of Child's most memorable lines on eating—"The only time to eat diet food is while you're waiting for the steak to cook"—on drinking, on life—"I think every woman should have a blowtorch"—on love, travel, France, and much more. Perfect for fans, home cooks, and anyone who simply loves to eat and drink.
     
    Slide 33: Think Big, Little One
    Think Big, Little One
    $8.99
    Think Big, Little One is a beautifully illustrated board book edition of Little Dreamers: Visionary Women Around the World by New York Times bestselling author Vashti Harrison. It is a beautiful first book to teach your little dreamers to follow all their biggest ideas.

    Featuring 18 women creators, ranging from writers to inventors, artists to scientists, this adaptation of Little Dreamers: Visionary Women Around the World introduces trailblazing women like Mary Blair, an American modernist painter who had a major influence on how color was used in early animated films, environmental activist Wangari Maathai, and architect Zaha Hadid. The irresistible full-color illustrations show the dreamers as both accessible and aspirational so readers know they, too, can grow up to do something amazing.
     
    Slide 34: Little Leaders and Little Dreamers Set
    Little Leaders and Little Dreamers Set
    $35.00
    Discover New York Times bestselling author/illustrator Vashti Harrison and bold and visionary women in history in this beautiful boxed set of Little Leaders and Little Dreamers: Bold and Visionary Women Around the World.

    These beautifully illustrated books introduce readers of all ages to 80 women who changed the world. Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History features 40 trailblazing black women in American history, and Little Leaders: Visionary Women Around the World features 40 women creators, ranging from writers to inventors, artists to scientists. Illuminating text paired with irresistible illustrations bring to life both iconic and lesser-known female figures of history such as abolitionist Sojourner Truth, pilot Bessie Coleman, politician Shirley Chisholm, mathematician Katherine Johnson, poet Maya Angelou, filmmaker Julie Dash, painter Mary Blair, actor/inventor Hedy Lamar, environmental activist Wangari Maathai, architect Zaha Hadid, and physicist Chien-Shiung Wu.

    Also included in this must-have set is an exclusive, signed print.
     
    Slide 35: Maya Angelou: The Complete Poetry
    Maya Angelou: The Complete Poetry
    $30.00
    As the world celebrates and reflects on the beautiful life of Maya Angelou, Random House presents an updated collection of her works of poetry, including a never-before-published work titled, Amazement Awaits. From her reflection on African American life and hardship in Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water 'for I Diiieto her revolutionary celebrations of womanhood in Phenomenal Woman and Still I Rise, and her elegant tributes to dignitaries Bill Clinton and Nelson Mandela, every inspiring word of Maya Angelou's poetry is included in the pages of Maya Angelou: The Complete Poetry.
     
    Slide 36: Tough Love
    Tough Love
    $30.00
    Recalling pivotal moments from her dynamic career on the front lines of American diplomacy and foreign policy, Susan E. Rice—National Security Advisor to President Barack Obama and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations—reveals her surprising story with unflinching candor in this New York Times bestseller. Mother, wife, scholar, diplomat, and fierce champion of American interests and values, Rice powerfully connects the personal and the professional. Taught early, with tough love, how to compete and excel as an African American woman in settings where people of color are few, she now shares the wisdom she learned along the way. Laying bare the family struggles that shaped her early life in Washington, DC, she also examines the ancestral legacies that influenced her. Intimate, sometimes humorous, but always candid, Tough Love: My Story of the Things Worth Fighting For makes an urgent appeal to the American public to bridge our dangerous domestic divides in order to preserve our democracy and sustain our global leadership.
     
    Slide 37: Dream Big, Little One
    Dream Big, Little One
    $8.99
    Featuring 18 trailblazing black women in American history, Dream Big, Little One is a beautifully illustrated board book edition of instant bestseller Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History. This irresistible adaptation showcases women who changed the world and is the perfect goodnight book to inspire big dreams.

    Among these women, you'll find heroes, role models, and everyday women who did extraordinary things—bold women whose actions and beliefs contributed to making the world better for generations of girls and women to come. Whether they were putting pen to paper, soaring through the air or speaking up for the rights of others, the women profiled in these pages were all taking a stand against a world that didn't always accept them. The leaders in this book may be little, but they all did something big and amazing, inspiring generations to come.
     
    Slide 38: The Story of Ruby Bridges
    The Story of Ruby Bridges
    $6.99
    Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first African American child to integrate a New Orleans school with this paperback re-issue of The Story of Ruby Bridges!

    The year is 1960, and six-year-old Ruby Bridges and her family have recently moved from Mississippi to New Orleans in search of a better life. When a judge orders Ruby to attend first grade at William Frantz Elementary, an all-white school, Ruby must face angry mobs of parents who refuse to send their children to school with her. Told with Robert Coles' powerful narrative and dramatically illustrated by George Ford, Ruby's story of courage, faith, and hope is now available in this special 50th anniversary edition with an updated afterword!
     
    Slide 39: Yayoi Kusama: Give Me Love
    Yayoi Kusama: Give Me Love
    $55.00
    Yayoi Kusama: Give Me Love documents the artist's most recent exhibition at David Zwirner, New York, which marked the U.S. debut of The Obliteration Room, an all-white, domestic interior that viewers are invited to cover with dot stickers of various sizes and colors. Taking The Obliteration Room as its centerpiece, this catalog reveals, in vivid large-scale plates, the transformation of the space from a clean white interior to a stunningly saturated room, with ceilings, walls, and furniture covered in myriad multicolored stickers put there by viewers over the course of the exhibition. It also includes beautiful reproductions of Kusama's new large-format paintings from the My Eternal Soul series. Texts include a "Hymn to Yayoi Kusama" by art critic and poet Akira Tatehata and a poem by the artist herself.
     
    Slide 40: The Smithsonian First Ladies Collection
    The Smithsonian First Ladies Collection
    $12.95
    The Smithsonian First Ladies Collection, published in 2014, is a beautifully illustrated book inspired by one of the most popular attractions at the Smithsonian: The First Ladies exhibit at the National Museum of American History. This striking book showcases the treasures from first ladies throughout history, ranging from Martha Washington's silk dress and dressing mirror to Michelle Obama's 2009 inaugural gown and jewelry, and tells the story of the first ladies as public and private figures. They illustrate how these women, thrust into an influential and visible role by happenstance of marriage, adapted themselves and the role of first lady by taking on responsibilities as campaigners, hostesses, and policy advocates.
     
    Slide 41: Becoming
    Becoming
    Was: $32.50 Now: $21.99
    An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama. In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Mrs. 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. 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.

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