Michelle Obama has more to say.
The former First Lady of the United States is set to release her second book, titled The Light We Carry, later this year. It serves as the official follow-up to her best-selling memoir, 2018’s Becoming, which was one of the most successful releases that year.
The Light We Carry will reportedly see Obama share a number of stories and reflections on “change, challenge, and power,” according to Variety. Obama’s sophomore effort will be just as hefty a read as her first, coming in at 336 pages.
“I’ve learned it’s okay to recognize that self-worth comes wrapped in vulnerability, and that what we share as humans on this earth is the impulse to strive for better, always and no matter what,” Obama writes in the intro of the book, per Variety. “We become bolder in brightness. If you know your light, you know yourself. You know your own story in an honest way. … One engaged community can ignite those around it. This is the power of the light we carry.”
She also shared the news of her upcoming release, available November 15, on social media alongside a quick video clip, during which she talks about how the world’s current political and social climate helped shape the outlook of the book.
“Like so many of you, I’ve spent a lot of time these past few years thinking about how to keep myself centered in a world filled with so much uncertainty. That process of reflection actually led me to start writing again,” she wrote alongside the clip. “This book is a collection of stories and practices that have helped me sort through all the challenges and questions that keep us up at night. … I never thought I would be the author of one book, let alone two. But I’ve found that writing this has been a way for me to gather my thoughts and find more clarity during this time. So, I hope this book means as much to you as it does to me.”
This article originally appeared in Harper’s BAZAAR US