‘Becoming’ Documentary

Allow me to preface this review by saying, I haven’t read the ‘Becoming’ book as of yet. For whatever reason, when all the buzz surrounded it, I just wasn’t interested and said I would read it later.

I recently had the opportunity to watch the documentary of former First Lady Michelle Obama’s book tour “Becoming” and I was thoroughly impressed. I cried through a little under half of the 1 1/2 hours and I can barely tell you why.

What stood out most to me was Michelle’s heart. She seems to truly care for young people and how they persevere through their lives. As staff in the education field, my heart has always been heavy for the next generations. The younger people that will one day be the world’s leaders.

The documentary started off talking about Michelle’s life. She talked about how her high school counselor told her that attending Princeton was “too big of a dream for her”. That broke my heart. How can you limit a child before they even get out in the world?

To limit the amount of spoilers I want to give, I will just say that you should take time out of a day and give this documentary your undivided attention. I believe that you will be pleasantly surprised from what you learn and how well this documentary was put together.

You will not be disappointed!!!