Obama Family Book Club

August 27, 2010 4:37 PM

First Lady Michelle Obama is reading an advance copy of “The Grace of Silence” by National Public Radio’s Michele Norris.

Norris set out to write a book about “the hidden conversation on race” in the US but as she did she learned a number of family secrets, including her father being shot by Birmingham police not long after his discharge from service in World War II.

Asked for reaction to the news that the First Lady is reading her book, Norris emailed “Wow.”

President Obama is still making his way through his advance reading copy of Jonathan Franzen’s “Freedom.”

–Jake Tapper

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Michelle Obama is the latest member of the first family to make news with her reading list. ABC’s Jake Tapper reports that the first lady is currently flipping the pages of “The Grace of Silence” a book on race in America by NPR’s Michele Norris. What did Norris have to say about FLOTUS’ seal of approval? Put simply: “wow.”— Karin Tanabe

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