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Michelle Obama Teams Up With PBS To Produce Children’s Storytime Show


Last week, Michelle Obama re-entered political news by announcing an organization she co-chairs will push for expanded voting measures, such as mail-in voting and longer voting periods.

The former First Lady, it appears, has no plans to disappear from the public eye.

Yesterday, PBS announced they will produce a weekly children’s read-along series with Michelle Obama. The series will begin later this week and end in mid-May.

CNN reports on Michelle Obama’s latest endeavor:

For all the exhausted families trying to keep their children entertained during the coronavirus pandemic, here’s some good news: Michelle Obama is hosting story time.

The former first lady announced that she is teaming up with PBS Kids and Penguin Random House to host a weekly read-aloud series.

For four weeks starting on April 20, Obama will read from one of her favorite children’s books in an event called “Mondays with Michelle Obama.” First up on the list is “The Gruffalo,” written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler.

Families can tune in to the livestream on PBS Kids’ Facebook page and YouTube channel, or the Penguin Random House Facebook page.

“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,” Obama said in a statement.

Some Twitter users were quick to point out that Democrats inserted funding for PBS into the COVID response bill passed last month.

Check out some of the reactions to the announcement of Michelle Obama’s program:



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