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Michelle Obama’s Becoming: The Power of Family

By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.
Michelle Obama remains the protagonist in this book. Like her mother, she nurtures her children and her family with consummate skill. Like her family, she encountered racism and discrimination along the way. Unlike her mother, she juggled this with full-time employment, and ultimately with being the most famous woman in the world.
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Christina Rossetti, “A Christmas Carol”

By Rebecca Foust
Christina Rossetti was devoted to deep Christian conviction and a rich artistic sensibility. Both influences can be seen in this poem’s spare, even stark diction that seems to belie the intensity of its imagery and underlying religious themes.
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