Former First Lady Michelle Obama will be hosting Mondays with Michelle Obama, on Mondays at 12 p.m. Starting April 20th, 2020, Obama will read to kids each Monday, through May 11th, 2020.
This program is part of a partnership between Penguin Young Readers, Random House Children’s Books and PBS KIDS.
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The four books are:
- April 20: “The Gruffalo,” by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler
- April 27: “There’s a Dragon in Your Book,” by Tom Fletcher and illustrated by Greg Abbott
- May 4: “Miss Maple’s Seeds,” written and illustrated by Eliza Wheeler
- May 11: “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle
Michelle Obama says, “As a little kid, I loved to read aloud. And when I became a parent, I found such joy in sharing the magic of storytelling with my own children—and then later, as First Lady, with kids everywhere. At this time when so many families are under so much stress, I’m excited to give kids a chance to practice their reading and hear some wonderful stories (and to give parents and caretakers a much-needed break).”