Reach Higher: An Inspiring Photo Celebration of First Lady Michelle Obama


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Crown Books for Young Readers
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8.7 X 9.2 X 0.6 inches | 1.2 pounds
Library Binding

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About the Author

Amanda Lucidon served as an official White House photographer responsible for photographing First Lady Michelle Obama from 2013 to 2017. She is one of only a few female White House photographers in history and was the only woman photographer during her time in the Obama White House. She is also an award-winning documentarian, filmmaker, and former freelance New York Times photographer. Amanda's work has been honored by Pictures of the Year International, National Press Photographers Association Best of Photojournalism, and the White House News Photographers Association, among others. She is a photographer, filmmaker, author, and public speaker based in Washington, D.C.


"Visual learners will delight in the accessibility of the photos featured, and readers will feel as though they are a guest of First Lady Michelle Obama herself. . . .Recommended for every library." --School Library Journal

"Middle grade readers will be inspired by both the former First Lady and the author's achievements." --Booklist

Praise for adult edition, Chasing Light: Michelle Obama through the Lens of a White House Photographer

A New York Times Bestseller

"Michelle Obama, with dignity, grace, and respect, has taught and inspired all of us to chase what is good, right, and just."-Congressman John Lewis

"Under her leadership, the classroom became an opportunity not just for learning, but also for innovation and creative expression." -Yo-Yo Ma

"This awesome collection of images reminds us of how powerful the role of First Lady has evolved to become. . . It is a joyous collection."-Meryl Streep

"Chasing Light is a remarkable and intimate behind-the-scenes look at one of the most influential icons of our time. . .This book is an outstanding tribute to our beloved First Lady."-Kerry Washington