Over the years educational curricula have been developed from the lives of several public figures. For example in Georgetown, Jay-Z was studied as the subject of one of the courses. His wife, Beyoncé is not left out as her life has also inspired several courses in America.
The latest person to join this league is Michelle Obama, former FLOTUS. Her new bestseller “Becoming” inspired Lauren Christine Mims as she identified several life lessons that will be beneficial to the development of young black girls. Mims is a former Assistant Director of Educational Excellence for African Americans at the White House. She is currently running a Doctorate program in Educational Psychology at the University of Virginia.
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According to Mims, Michelle’s experiences along with her principles for success helped her develop a curriculum for Black girls coming of age. She said in an interview that through the book it is easy for young girls to see themselves represented in another successful Black woman. As she recounted her experience reading the book, she said it felt like lying on a couch having a convo with her best friend about life issues. She believes black girls should be provided an avenue to discuss challenges they face and how best to triumph over them.
You will recall that we recently brought you a report that Michelle Obama topped Gallup’s list for the Most Admired Woman in America.