Chelsea Clinton will soon be a published author. The daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says her new status as a young mother helped inspired her to write a book for children.
But don't expect to see a photo of Chelsea Clinton on the cover of the book, titled “It’s Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going.” The yellow cover looks like a child’s sketchbook, with colorful and handwriting-like fonts make it seem child-friendly. Clinton’s name is on top, in all of the cover, in all capital letters.
But while the book seems targeted for children, it does not necessarily deal in childish topics. The book -- for ages 10 to 14 -- also deals with serious issues, such as climate change, homelessness and poverty. Politico reports that the book is going to be released Sept. 15.
The book has been edited by Jill Santopolo, executive editor at Philomel Books. She first Clinton after seeing her September 2013 appearance on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart." During that appearance, Clinton spoke about her father’s 2010 heart operation.
The 35-year-old author hopes to inspire the next generation to protect the planet. In the book, she shares stories of children who have made a difference in their communities and the larger world. Clinton said the book is an attempt to inspire today’s children.
Chelsea said that she had started caring for the planet when she was in elementary school. "That's the age when I started tuning in more to issues I cared about and trying to make a difference," Clinton told People. "I loved the book '50 Simple Things Kids Can Do to Save the Earth' and remember wishing there were books like that on other issues I cared about.”
Clinton said that her pregnancy was a turning point as she started planning the book during that time. She started writing the book as she wanted her daughter to grow up in a world where children were informed about their surroundings. Since becoming a mother, Clinton has started caring more for the planet.
Clinton already reads a lot to her daughter, Charlotte. The 7-month-old girl may have her first words to be: "Enough with the reading," grandma Hillary quipped recently.