Welcome to #Ekpesbookclub
We have had an amazing run this year with the bookclub and the 'Author's Talk" series. After this book, we will be taking a break for the playoffs and vacation. Look forward to reading and discussing this book with you all. Let's Get It!!!!
If you do not receive a book by Tuesday, then please go get a copy and join the discussions. It may seem like a lot of pages each week and if it is, then email or charge me up(slang for "Ekpe, what were you thinking") on Twitter and I will tweak the schedule.
We will be reading "Becoming by Michelle Obama. Here is a summary from https://becomingmichelleobama.com :
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.
Discussion will be held on TWITTER using the hashtag #Ekpesbookclub. The hashtag is important, because it allows other members/people to follow the conversation if they fall behind. Usually I will ask a question to start the discussion. Feel free to be yourself and ask any question pertaining to the book. Also, use my @EkpeUdoh and you will get responses from me and retweets. Please follow me @EkpeUdoh as well for any updates.
- Tuesday, March 26th. Pg 3-174. 8pm(est)
- Thursday, April 4th. Pg 175-303. 8pm(est)
- Thursday, April 11th. Pg 304-END. 8pm(est)
Thanks for participating and hope to see y'all Tuesday, November 20th at 8pm (est)!!!
Also, Be Great!!!