The resource was designed to empower young people in Key Stages 3-5 (secondary school pupils) and give them self-belief in their potential. It includes excerpts from Becoming (Viking), which has now reached sales of 10 million in all editions, as well as a video clips of Obama’s speeches.
Billie Dunne, manager of the Words for Work Programme at the National Literacy Trust, said: “Michelle Obama is one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. We are so thrilled to have teamed up with Penguin to bring the former First Lady’s inspirational words and powerful messages around the importance of education, self-belief and community into UK classrooms. Through this resource and our Words for Work: Women in Leadership programme, we hope to empower a whole new generation of young people to use and develop the literacy skills they need to lead happy and successful lives.”
Penguin is currently running a week of promotional activities to celebrate Becoming and Obama will appear at The O2 in London as part of her book tour.