Former first lady and bestselling author Michelle Obama, in a special arrangement with Penguin Young Readers, Random House Children’s Books, and PBS KIDS, will be hosting “Mondays with Michelle Obama” kicking off April 20 at 12:00 PM ET (9AM PT). The weekly series will run weekly through May 11 and feature Obama reading classic children’s storybooks aloud as part of the recently announced “Read Together, Be Together” online initiative. The series will be livestreamed simultaneously on PBS KIDS’ Facebook page or Penguin Random House Facebook page, as well as PBS KIDS’ YouTube channel. The series will remain available for viewing on demand on all of those platforms immediately thereafter.
Mondays with Michelle Obama book selections
- 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