Get Informed! Get Inspired! Get Going!
In a book that tackles the biggest challenges facing us today, Chelsea Clinton combines facts, charts, photographs and stories to give readers a deep understanding of the world around themand how anyone can make a difference. With stories about children and teens who have made real changes big and smallin their families, their communities, in our country and across the worldthis book will inspire readers of all ages to do their part to make our world a better place.
In addition to informing and inspiring readers about topics including Poverty, Homelessness, Food Insecurity, Access to Education, Gender Equality, Epidemics, Non-Communicable Diseases, Climate Change, and Endangered Species, this book encourages everyone to get going! With suggestions and ideas for action, Chelsea Clinton shows readers that the world belongs to every single one of us, and every one of us counts.
You can make a difference. You can make a change. It's your world.
When I was in elementary school, I cut up those plastic rings you'd find around six packs of soda, glued them to brightly-colored construction paper (purple was my favorite), and handed them out to my parents, grandparents and grandparents' friends in a one-girl campaign to raise awareness about the dangers that plastic six-pack rings posed to marine wildlife around the world. I learned about that from a book 50 Simple Things Kids Can Do to Save the Earth which taught me a lot, most of all that you're never too young to make a difference.
More than two decades later, I still feel the same way I want to do my part to make a difference and that's why I wrote this book.
In It's Your World, I explore what I think are some of the biggest challenges facing our world today, particularly for kids, and share stories of inspiring kids and teenagers (and a few adults too) who are doing amazing work to help people and our planet have brighter and healthier futures. My hope is that this book will show you that you can start making a difference now on issues you care about, in your own way, for your family, your community, and our world.
We have a saying in my family it's always better to get caught trying (rather than not try at all). I hope we can all get caught trying.
Our world belongs to every single one of us. My hope is that you read this book and feel inspired. Your plastic ring campaign, your food drive or your Lego donation project is waiting.
It's our world, and we can all make a difference.
This fall, Chelsea will embark on a 20-city book tour, where she will visit schools and bookstores across the country.
Details on the bookstore stops are below:
Tuesday, September 15th, 7 pm
Barnes & Noble, Union Square
33 East 17th St
New York, NY 10003
Wednesday, September 16th, 7 pm
123 W Jefferson Ave
Naperville, IL 60540
Thursday, September 17th, 6 pm
Little Shop of Stories
133A East Court Square
Decatur, Georgia 30030
Friday, September 18th, 6 pm
The Clinton Presidential Center
1200 President Clinton Ave
Little Rock, AR 72201
Monday, September 21st, 7:30 pm
92nd Street Y
Kaufmann Concert Hall
1395 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10128
Thursday, September 24th, 7 pm
Politics & Prose Bookstore
5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Wednesday, September 30th, 6:30 pm
195 S. Greeley Ave
Chappaqua, NY 10514
Tuesday, October 6th, 7 pm
3 Railroad Ave
Danville, CA 94526
Wednesday, October 7th, 6:30 pm
695 E Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91101
Thursday, October 8th, 7 pm
603 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78703
Tuesday, October 13th, 5:30 pm
513 Octavia Street
New Orleans, LA 70115
Tuesday, October 20th, 6 pm
Children's Book World
17 Haverford Station Road
Haverford, PA 19041
Wednesday, October 21st, 6:30 pm
1256 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138
Thursday, October 22nd, 6 pm
Books & Books
265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Wednesday, November 4th, 6:30 pm
Tattered Cover Book Store
2526 E Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80206
Thursday, November 5th, 5:30 pm
Powell's City of Books
1005 W. Burnside St.
Portland, OR 97209
Saturday, November 7th, 11 am
4326 University Way
Seattle, WA 98105
Tuesday, November 10th, 7 pm
Rainy Day Books
707 W 47th Street
Kansas City, MO 64112
Wednesday, November 11th, 6:15 pm
Parnassus Books with the Humanities Tennessee
615 Church Street
Nashville, TN 37219
Thursday, November 12th, 6 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music
Ridgewood Shopping Center
3522 Wade Ave
Raleigh, NC 27607
Friday, November 20th, 6:30 pm
Red Balloon Bookshop
891 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105
As an editor, I'm always on the lookout for new projects, new authors, and new stories. I find books everywhere. This book I found because of The Daily Show. I was watching Jon Stewart on September 19, 2013 when Chelsea Clinton came on as a guest. She explained non-communicable diseases in a way that made them easy to understand and talked about her father's heart surgery. I paid closer attention. She was a storyteller.
Soon after, I reached out to her, asking if she'd be interested in writing a book for kids. It was a shot in the dark, I thought, but the answer came back and was a resounding yes. Not only was Chelsea interested, but because of her past experiences and work at the Clinton Foundation, she'd already been thinking about writing a book that could inform and empower kids. It seemed like a natural next step.
"I knew the project Chelsea wanted to write was one I wanted to edit."
After a phone conversation in which Chelsea and I talked about our shared love of 50 Simple Things Kids Can Do to Save the Earth, I knew the project Chelsea wanted to write was one I wanted to edit. Over the next year and a half, Chelsea's passion for these issues and for sharing them with the next generation never wavered. I couldn't imagine anyone else writing this book the way that she did, and I'm so happy we'll soon be able to share her words with kids all over the world.
Executive Editor, Philomel Books
Penguin Young Readers Group
CHELSEA CLINTON AIMS TO INFORM AND INSPIRE YOUNG READERS TO CHANGE THE WORLD IN BOOK THIS FALL
Penguin Random House to publish It's Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going! September 15, 2015
New York, NY May 20, 2015 In a new book for young readers ages 10-14 scheduled for publication on September 15, 2015, Chelsea Clinton breaks down some of the world's biggest challenges and shares inspiring stories of young people who are already making an impact in their own communities and around the globe.
Filled with visuals including charts, graphs and photographs It's Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going will address some of the world's most challenging issues including Poverty, Homelessness, Food Insecurity, Access to Education, Gender Equality, Epidemics, Non-Communicable Diseases, Climate Change, and Endangered Species.
"In It's Your World, I try to explain what I think are some of the biggest challenges facing our world today, particularly for young people," said Chelsea Clinton. "I also explore some of the solutions to those challenges and share stories of inspiring kids and teenagers doing amazing work to help people and our planet have brighter and healthier futures. My hope is that the book will inspire readers to realize that they can start making a difference now, in their own way, for their family, their community, and our world."
It's Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going! will be published in the U.S. by Philomel Books, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers. International editions will be published simultaneously in the U.K., Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and Canada through Penguin Random House, with foreign language editions to follow.
"We hope this book will encourage young people to look at the world around them differently and give them a better understanding of the challenges facing our future," said Don Weisberg, President, Penguin Young Readers. "We are thrilled to partner with Chelsea Clinton on this important publication."
Chelsea Clinton has always been interested in making the world a better place. When she was a child in Little Rock, Arkansas, one of her favorite books was 50 Simple Things Kids Can Do to Save the Earth, and as a teenager in Washington, D.C., she led her school's service club. While at Stanford, Chelsea worked as a reading and writing tutor and volunteered at the Children's Hospital. Today, she is Vice Chair of the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation where she helps lead the work of the Foundation across its various initiatives, with a particular focus on work related to health, women and girls, creating service opportunities, and empowering the next generation of leaders. Chelsea holds a BA from Stanford University, an MPH from Columbia University, and an MPhil and doctorate degree in international relations from Oxford University.
She lives in New York City with her husband Marc, their daughter Charlotte, and their dog Soren.
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