Michelle Obama will speak to Robin Roberts in prime-time special before book release

PHOTO: Former first lady Michelle Obama speaks during a rally for When We All Votes National Week of Action at Chaparral High School, Sept. 23, 2018, in Las Vegas.PlayEthan Miller/Getty Images
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Former first lady Michelle Obama will give her first interview ahead of the release of her memoir, "Becoming," to "Good Morning America" anchor Robin Roberts.

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The interview will air during a prime-time ABC special prior to the launch of the book.

Obama will also speak to Roberts live from Chicago on “GMA" on Nov. 13, the day "Becoming" is released.

PHOTO: Former first lady Michelle Obama speaks during a rally for When We All Votes National Week of Action at Chaparral High School, Sept. 23, 2018, in Las Vegas.Ethan Miller/Getty Images
Former first lady Michelle Obama speaks during a rally for When We All Vote's National Week of Action at Chaparral High School, Sept. 23, 2018, in Las Vegas.

"In this book, I talk about my roots and how a little girl from the South Side of Chicago found her voice and developed the strength to use it to empower others," Obama said in a statement when the book’s release was announced in February. "I hope my journey inspires readers to find the courage to become whoever they aspire to be."

"I can’t wait to share my story," she wrote.

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Obama is also hitting the road to promote her book. She will make stops in November at venues across the country, including the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, the Pepsi Center in Denver and the United Center in Chicago.

The former first lady is the first author to "promote her book on a scale common for a top musical performer," according to The Associated Press.

Leading up to her book tour, Obama has been busy promoting get-out-the-vote efforts for the November election.

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She rallied more than 2,000 people Sunday in Las Vegas as she headlined her first rally for When We All Vote, the nonprofit voting initiative she launched over the summer.

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