The American Library Association this week announced that former First Lady Michelle Obama will keynote the opening general session of the 2018 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in New Orleans.
Through her initiatives as First Lady, Obama became a role model for women and girls, and an advocate for healthy families, service members and their families, higher education, and international adolescent girls’ education. In her upcoming memoir, Becoming, Obama writes about her experiences 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.”
Her appearance at the conference is sponsored by Penguin Random House, which will publish Becoming, on November 13, 2018 via its Crown division. Her talk is set for Friday, June 22, from 4:00—5:30 p.m. at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.