GDST Book Club: Michelle Obama’s Becoming

GDST Book Club: Becoming by Michelle Obama

Cheryl Giovannoni, CEO at the Girls’ Day School Trust, reviews Becoming by Michelle Obama, the first in our new book review series.

The second book from Michelle Obama


The memoir from the former First Lady of the United States.


From humble, but proud beginnings on the South Side of Chicago, to the hallowed hallways of the White House and onto the global stage, Michelle Obama wins a place in our hearts as a woman who marshalls her personal strength and voice in service of a set of higher ideals that we all aspire to living our lives by.  An inspiring message that goes to the heart of what I believe we are here to do for girls’ education.


I have to give it 5 out of 5.

Most memorable quote

“Education had been the primary instrument of change in my own life, my lever upward in the world”.