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Monthly Archives: December 2012

American Tapestry: The Story of the Black, White, and Multiracial Ancestors of Michelle Obama is the complete title of this remarkable book. Rachel Swarns is an engaging writer, and knows how to weave an interesting tale. The interconnected lives of Michelle Obama’s ancestors are fascinating and inspiring. Sometimes the book get bogged down in historical detail, but you can pick it up and tap in at any point in the story.

A- for bogged down in historical detail.