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Book Club Kit: Becoming

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I love everything Michelle Obama, and her autobiography was no different. I loved trying to get into her mind by answering the plethora of question that were given. I also loved seeing the quotes from the book, and from the tour too, but I could be mistaken on that. I would definitely recommend this to everyone who wants to read becoming.
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This is a interesting book kit. The questions were very long but looks like it will give a book club alot of interactions. The conversations with Michelle Obama were a nice touch to this kit.
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I like that the book cover was the first thing we see.  I'm not sure what the first graphic is supposed to be?  A bookend but I'm guessing.  There has to be something more significant to illustrate this guide.  

I love the beginning quote.  It helps set the mood and purpose.  The book club kit immediately dives into questions.  I would have appreciated a little more of an introduction that the leader could read or refer too.  Normally a more general statement is made before diving in.  I love the why, what and how questions for the readers.  It will spark great conversation.  I love that they cover all parts of the novel, including her past and present day.  The kit does a good job of prefacing every question with a set scene.  It helps get the reader focused on the correct part of the novel.  15 questions are provided and each is as in depth as the next.  They will fill an entire book club meeting and then some.  So much is not just personal take but insight and opinion into policy change and effects on others.  I love the bannered quotes.  These could be printed for decoration on a table or even given as bookmarks for each member.  

I also appreciate Obama's interview into her writing process, hopes, advice, adaptability and inner struggle.  It provided a behind the scenes look at her memoir and I wish there had been more.  Thank you for providing this great kit as it will be useful to all book clubs discussing this book.
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Once again feeling thankful for NetGalley book club kits as I look forward to discussing this read with others!

I laughed and cried my way through this book. Michelle Obama writes in such an accessible, real way. The insights into her life were refreshing and inspiring. This is absolutely a must read and a book to add to your personal library. I cannot praise Becoming enough! An amazing author, an amazing woman, an amazing family. This book gives me hope for the future and gratitude for all the Obamas have done and continue to do.
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This is a well put together Book Club Kit for Michelle Obama's memoir 'Becoming'. It includes thirty questions/discussion points which are sometimes pretty big topics - some could well fill the whole time in one book club meeting. 

I'm not clear why the questions/discussion points are divided into two sets of fifteen, one entitled "A Reader's Guide" and the other "Additional Questions and Further Conversation". They are all discussion questions alike so there is no reason to divide them. 

There was a page of quotes in between which did not display well on my Kindle. In the printed version I see it is a collage of eighteen quotes with a banner graphic in the centre. On my Kindle Paperwhite 3 these displayed over eighteen pages and the final fifteen questions were in a feint colour making them hard to see.

In the Kindle version of the paperback (with Michelle's introduction written in December 2020), twenty of the thirty questions on the Book Club Kit are listed at the back.

With thanks to NetGalley for a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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This book club kit is perfect to enhance any reader's experience of Michelle Obama's "Becoming." It includes well thought out discussion questions, selected quotes from the book, additional questions, and an author interview.
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Really enjoyed this additional source on further driving thoughts about the actual book. Very good for book club discussions. The design was very appealing. I really start liking these additions to reflect my read books.
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This is a great pack for any book club. I plan to use mine with friends who are currently reading this book.
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So excited to finally get a chance to read this book! It lived up to the hype! A must read for any Obama fan or any fan of good writing! Highly recommend!
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I enjoyed this book club kit! :) I read Becoming with my book club last year and we really enjoyed it and asked some of the same discussion questions. I recommend it to people trying to get a deeper understand of the novel!
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The Book Club Kit has great resources to indulge more in the author's work "Becoming" and discuss with others in the book club. The questions help the reader to ponder and understand the essence of the book. But I feel they are not required.
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I enjoyed this book club kit ;) I didn't realize what it was to start with as I'm new to this platform. I have not read the book but I have read through the bookclub kit and it has made me very excited to read the book :) very interesting and sounds right up my alley and I look forward to reading it in the very near future :) I feel like it will be one of those books that change your life.
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The Book Club Kit of Becoming has excellent resources for expanding on book discussions, digging deeper, and learning more from the author. This would be an excellent tool for any book club to utilize!
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I found this book club kit to be a bit more confusing than others. The titles "A Reader's Guide" and "Additional Questions and Further Conversation" seemed odd to me, as they were all just book club questions, and I didn't understand the necessity of including the "A Reader's Guide" section, when the whole kit was a reader's guide. I also wasn't a fan of the page that introduced the "Additional Questions and Further Conversation," as it seemed to be a page with quotes from the book. While I enjoy discussing quotes during book clubs, I found that this was distracting and unnecessary to include. All in all, not my favorite book club kit, but some of the questions were thoughtful and thought-provoking.
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This kit has about 30 discussion questions, an interview with Mrs. Obama, as well as quotes that would make a great poster. I think this kit could be used in conjunction with excepts from the book in a classroom setting when teaching nonfiction which is taught in all English classrooms these days. I could definitely use the questions for something like a Socratic Seminar or even as essay topics. This is a great kit and certainly recommended.
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Unfortunately I did not realize this was a short book club kit on the book Becoming.  Though it had great talking points, I had to go back and find another copy of the actual book. If I were to be leading a book club or class, this would have been extremely helpful to guide conversations!
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Much as you would expect from a Book Club Kit, a handy little guide, helpful for both individual readers and book groups alike.
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This is an excellent reading guide for Becoming. I love the layout for the extra additional questions. Putting them into squares help the questions stand out. I also love how an interview with Michelle Obama was included. Excellent guide.
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I loved Becoming and this book club kit felt like a great way to discuss the book. Michelle Obama's book is extraordinary and I connected with her so much.
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This is the first book club kit I have reviewed., and given the popularity of the book it discusses, it certainly fills a niche. The kit provides a helpful combination of review questions, information from Mrs. Obama herself, and  thought-provoking discussion questions. Read this along with the book on your own, or in preparation for a book club discussion.
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