Barack Obama was the President of the United States for eight years. Now he and his wife, Michelle, will get a lot of money to write books. How much money? The Obamas will receive over 60 million dollars from the publisher, Penguin Random House. This is six times more than George W. Bush received for his book.
President Obama will write his memoirs for the publisher. A memoir is a book about a person’s memories. This kind of book is usually made by famous people like politicians or other celebrities.
Michelle Obama will also write about her eight years in the White House. However, her book is more likely to be for children and teenagers. Such memoirs are often big sellers. People hope they learn something new about the famous person.
The Obamas plan to give a large portion of the money to charities.
This scale is based on the grade level of text. For example, a “5.0” means the reading level of a fifth grade elementary textbook. A ’12’ is equal to the 12th grade or last year in high school, a ’13’ equals the first year in university. The grade levels correspond to the U.S. school system.