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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Former First Lady Michelle Obama was in town Thursday as hundreds welcomed her back to her midwestern roots.

Mrs. Obama spoke to a jam-packed crowd at the Miller High Life Theatre.

This was for the Milwaukee stop of her best-selling book tour for her autobiography.

Many attendees said her book inspired them to become the person they are today.

"She's been so powerful in her life, that's just inspiring to me. It just motivates me to be a better person, and try to be like her as much as I can," said 15-year-old Samiyah Braylock.

"I just think she's a really great role model for young girls like me showing that you can really do anything if you put your mind to it," said 11-year-old Alia Soliman.

During the presentation, Michelle Obama spoke about her youth in Chicago, the challenges she faced, and her journey towards becoming who she is today.

Alia's mom brought her so that she knows that it's okay to be different or not always fit in.

"Despite going through all that she's gone through, she still stayed true to herself. And she stayed true to her family, and to her values and I think I will always take that message with me," said Heba Hazza, Alia's mother.

She brought her so that she knows that it's okay to be different or not always fit in-just like Michelle Obama, you can still go on to do great things.

"Forget the doubters and go back to the hard work, be a kind decent person, and just get the job done and let that speak for you," said Michelle Obama.

The former First Lady also left the crowd with the message that whenever others go low, we go high.

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