First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama will publish American Grown: How the White House Kitchen Garden Inspires Families, Schools, and Communities, a book that will tell the story of the White House's garden in depth, on April 10, 2012.
Both print and digital formats will be published at the same time. Obama accepted no advance for the book and will donate all proceeds to a charity to be named later. The book will discuss how access to healthy, affordable foods can improve the health of all Americans.
"Mrs. Obama will describe how her daughters Sasha and Malia were catalysts for change in her own family’s eating behavior, which inspired Mrs. Obama to plant an edible garden on the South Lawn – the first since Eleanor Roosevelt’s 'Victory Garden' planted during World War II," The Crown Publishing Group said. "The book will be inspirational and instructive and will provide ideas and resources for readers to get involved in the movement to create community, school, and urban gardens, support local farmers’ markets, and make small lifestyle changes to achieve big health result."
The book will be a continuation of the First Lady's Let's Move campaign.