Michelle Obama Surprises Para Los Niños Preschoolers

Today, while in town for her Becoming book tour, former First Lady Michelle Obama made a surprise visit to the Para Los Niños Tina and Rick Caruso Early Education Center, located in Skid Row, to spend time and read with a group of four-year-old children from an underserved area of Los Angeles. 

The visit was hosted by Para Los Niños a leading LA-based nonprofit that offers a wide range of of high-quality coordinated student and community services, including three charter schools, six early childhood education centers, mental health and family support services, workforce development, and parent and community engagement to 6,000 children, youth, and adults annually. As part of Mrs. Obama’s visit, she led storytime with the students, reading both The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, and llama llama red pajama by Anna Dewdney.

“As one of the few early childhood centers in Skid Row, we work with some of the most vulnerable children and families in Los Angeles,” says Drew Furedi, Para Los Niños CEO. “A visit from former First Lady Michelle Obama is such an honor for us, and so inspiring for our students to set goals and instill the love of reading for life.”

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Thank you Child360 for their partnership to make this happen!

Thank you Penguin Random House for letting us be a part of your #OneMillionBooks project!