Mitchell Elementary Hosts Chelsea Clinton 

Clinton’s book a call to action for young readers

September 22, 2015

In the first stop on her book tour, author Chelsea Clinton met with students at Mitchell Elementary to discuss "It's Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired and Get Going."

n this book targeting young readers, Clinton breaks down some of the world’s biggest challenges and shares inspiring stories of young people who are making an impact in their communities and in the world. 

“When I talk to kids, they are aware of what’s happening in our world,” said Clinton. “They’re curious about why it’s happening, and about what they can do to make a positive impact.”

“I wrote this book in hopes that it will help inform kids and also empower them with   practical suggestions of what they can do, either in their community or to help impact a challenge somewhere across the world.” 

Along with her family ties to Chicago, Clinton has a personal connection to Mitchell Elementary, as principal Nicole Milberg is one of her close childhood friends. During her visit to Milberg’s school, Clinton talked with students about her book, but also about her life, including times when she was the victim of bullying. 

“I hope that by sharing that story, it’s clear to kids that bullying can happen to anyone, and that we can all be a good friend. We can all stand up to a bully. she said. “That’s something I hope kids are thinking about in terms of ways they can make a difference in their classroom, in their school, in their community, and as role models for younger kids.”

In her book, Clinton combines facts, charts, photographs and stories to give readers a deep understanding of complex issues and inspire young people to do their part to make the world a better place.  

“With just a little information, kids really can make a difference,” she said. 

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