Michele Obama and Children today at 12 noon

Starting Monday, April 20 at 12 Noon young children can attend a weekly virtual story time with former First Lady Michelle Obama.


Michele Obama has partnered with PBS Kids and Random House to host a weekly read-aloud series starting Monday, April 20th. Each week, she will read from one of her favorite children’s books. This week the former First Lady will be reading “The Gruffalo,” written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler.


The readings will happen every Monday for the next four weeks at 12pm ET.

Here’s the full schedule:

  • April 20: “The Gruffalo” by Julia Donaldson, illustrated by Axel Scheffler
  • April 27: “There’s a Dragon in Your Book” by Tom Fletcher, illustrated by Greg Abbott
  • May 4: “Miss Maple’s Seeds” by Eliza Wheeler
  • May 11: “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle

To watch, you can tune in to the stream on either PBS Kids or Penguin Random House’s Facebook pages.


As we continue to commemorate Mission Month, we're reminded that among the hallmarks of the Lasallian heritage that inspire the Mission of Manhattan College are excellence in teaching, respect for human dignity, reflection on faith and its relation to reason, an emphasis on ethical conduct, and commitment to social justice.  

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