Culture in brief: Chelsea Clinton comes to Montclair
On Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 6 p.m., Chelsea Clinton will sign copies of her book “Start Now! You Can Make a Difference,” at Watchung Booksellers, 54 Fairfield St. It will be a book signing only. The $18 ticket includes one copy of the book and access for a family of three to the signing line. Books and signing line wristbands will be distributed at 5 p.m. No memorabilia will be signed. Ms.will sign copies of her other books, purchased at Watchung Booksellers, as time allows.
Photos taken from the signing line are permitted. Due to time restraints, no posed photographs with Ms. Clinton. The book, which will be published on Tuesday, Oct. 2, is aimed at readers 7-10, and includes facts, stories and tips on how to change the world.
In a release, Penguin Young Readers, a division of Random House, writes, “With information on problems both large and small, START NOW breaks down the concepts of health, hunger, climate change, endangered species and bullying, so that readers can understand the world around them and how they can make a difference in their own lives, as well as in their communities and the world at large. The book includes humorous cartoons as well as photographs of real live kids who are making a difference today and lists of ways to get involved.” Included are such questions as: “What can I do to help save endangered animals? How can I eat healthy? Why do I need to cover my mouth when I cough? What do I do if I'm being bullied?”
Chelsea Clinton said, “One of the questions that I was asked often during my 'It’s Your World' book tour was whether I was planning to write a book for younger kids about what they could to do make a difference. This book was born out of those questions. I hope that the kids who read it both learn more about what helps us and our world be healthy and are inspired to stand up for what they believe is right. I’ve always said that you’re never too young to make a difference, and I hope this book will show young readers that it’s true.”
Chelsea Clinton is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling picture book "She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World," which was praised in a starred review by Publishers Weekly as a “lovely, moving work of children's literature [and a] polished introduction to a diverse and accomplished group of women." She is also the author of the New York Times bestselling "She Persisted Around the World: 13 Women Who Changed History;" "It’s Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going!" and, with Devi Sridhar, "Governing Global Health: Who Runs the World and Why?"
Chelsea Clinton is the Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation, where she works on many initiatives including those that help to empower the next generation of leaders. She lives in New York City with her husband, Marc, their daughter, Charlotte, their son, Aidan, and their dog, Soren. You can follow her on Twitter at @ChelseaClinton or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/chelseaclinton.