Michelle Obama Shares Unreleased Personal Pics Ahead of Memoir Release (PHOTOS)

Former First Lady Michelle Obama is in the midst of sharing several previously unreleased photos from her personal stash while working on her upcoming memoir, Becoming.

The Chicago native’s first release was a photo of herself as a child alongside her mother and father, along with a caption reflecting on the moment while announcing the photos will be included in her new body of work, due out November 13.

“Over the next few days, I’ll be sharing some photos and memories from my book, BECOMING. My father, Fraser, taught me to work hard, laugh often, and keep my word. My mother, Marian, showed me how to think for myself and to use my voice. Together, in our cramped apartment on the South Side of Chicago, my family helped me see the value in our story, in my story, and in the larger story of our country.”

Check out all the throwbacks Obama has shared thus far below.

This is me at Princeton in the early 1980s. I know that being a first-generation college student can be scary, because it was scary for me. I was black and from a working-class neighborhood in Chicago, while Princeton’s student body was generally white and well-to-do. I’d never stood out in a crowd or a classroom because of the color of my skin before. But I found close friends and a mentor who gave me the confidence to be myself. Going to college is hard work, but every day I meet people whose lives have been profoundly changed by education, just as mine was. My advice to students is to be brave and stay with it. Congratulations to the Class of 2018! #ReachHigher

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