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What was the most surprising aspect of Obama’s autobiography?

This question encourages the reader to compare and contrast their external knowledge of Obama with the content of her autobiography. It also requires the reader to engage with the first-person perspective of the autobiography, as compared with publicly available information about Obama, which is often others’ analysis.

Obama divides her autobiography into three sections. Do you think these divisions were effective? Why or why not?

Obama divides her autobiography into three sections: “Becoming Me,” “Becoming Us,” and “Becoming More.” This question encourages a structural evaluation of the book, and provides an opportunity to engage with the theme of “becoming.”

Which section of Obama’s autobiography did you find most powerful? Which section was least powerful? Explain.

Since publication, the third section of Obama’s autobiography has received some criticism for being more impersonal than others. This question...

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