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I Live Real Close to Where You Used to Live: Kids’ Letters to Michelle Obama

I Live Real Close to Where You Used to Live, edited by Lauren Hall, is a collection of letters written by kids across America to Michelle Obama and her daughters Malia and Sasha (plus a few to their dog Bo). Each missive differs wildly in subject—from Easy Bake ovens and Pokémon, to immigration, school funding, foreclosures, and war. You’ll find no shortage of advice, observations, requests, and questions (“Wouldn’t it be awesome if pickles grew on trees?”) from these young writers. Proceeds from the book benefit 826 National.