When I was in Portland, OR this past weekend, I made all the standard stops: VooDoo Doughnut, the "Keep Portland Weird" wall, the Portlandia sculpture, and of course, Powell's City of Books. Who should be there on Thursday night to promote her new book, but Chelsea Clinton. I didn't get a chance to go to the signing, but I know that when she visited Politics & Prose in September it was huge.
Clocking in at over 400 meaty pages of charts, diagrams and text, it's definitely a serious book for the intelligent, inquisitive and industrious young person. The good news is that it doesn't have to be read cover to cover. Educators and librarians can use specific chapters and sections to highlight specific issues and/or just to get kids thinking about what topics interest them and how they might get involved. I see a place for this in the service learning curriculum, if not on that plucky 7th grader's personal bookshelf.
It's Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going! by Chelsea Clinton
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