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Michelle Obama visits tribal students before Phoenix book tour stop

Feb 12, 2019, 5:01 PM | Updated: 5:06 pm
(Facebook Photo/Gila River Indian Community)...
(Facebook Photo/Gila River Indian Community)
(Facebook Photo/Gila River Indian Community)

PHOENIX – Before her scheduled book tour appearance in Phoenix on Tuesday, Michelle Obama met with students from the Gila River Indian Community.

The tribe posted photos on social media of the former first lady’s visit with students and Gila River Gov. Stephen Roe Lewis at the Huhugam Heritage Center south of Chandler.

The meeting came two days after Obama’s surprise appearance at Sunday’s Grammy Awards ceremony.

Tickets to Obama’s tour stop at Comerica Theatre quickly sold out after they went on sale in December.

A few were available through resale website StubHub on Tuesday afternoon with hefty price tags ranging from $214 for a single to a pair on the floor for $1,900.

The book she is promoting, “Becoming,” doesn’t seem to need much promotion.

Combined hardcover, e-book and audio sales in the U.S. and Canada topped 2 million copies in the first 15 days after its Nov. 13 release, Crown Publishing said.

By comparison, former first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton’s memoir “Living History” needed a month to sell 1 million copies.

After Phoenix, Obama will visit the Texas cities of Austin and Houston.

The tour will also take her to Canada and Europe, including Stockholm, Sweden; London and Paris.

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Michelle Obama visits tribal students before Phoenix book tour stop