It Takes a Village
By Hillary Rodham Clinton
(Simon & Schuster, Hardcover, 9781416540649, 352pp.)
Publication Date: December 12, 2006
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In celebration of the tenth anniversary of It Takes a Village, this splendid edition includes photographs and a new Introduction by Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton.
A decade ago, then First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton chronicled her quest -- both deeply personal and, in the truest sense, public -- to help make our society into the kind of village that enables children to become smart, able, resilient adults. It Takes a Village is "a textbook for caring.... Filled with truths that are worth a read, and a reread" (The Dallas Morning News).
For more than thirty-five years, Senator Clinton has made children her passion and her cause. Her long experience -- not only through her roles as mother, daughter, sister, and wife but also as advocate, legal expert, and public servant -- has strengthened her conviction that how children develop and what they need to succeed are inextricably entwined with the society in which they live and how well it sustains and supports its families and individuals. In other words, it takes a village to raise a child.
In her new Introduction, Senator Clinton reflects on how our village has changed over the last decade -- from the impact of the Internet to new research in early child development and education. She discusses issues of increasing concern -- security, the environment, the national debt -- and looks at where we have made progress and where there is still work to be done.
It Takes a Village has become a classic. As relevant as ever, this anniversary edition makes it abundantly clear that the choices we make today about how we raise our children and how we support families will determine how our nation will face the challenges of this century.
Hillary Rodham Clinton served as the 67th Secretary of State of the United States—from January 21, 2009 until February 1, 2013—after nearly four decades in public service as an advocate, attorney, First Lady, and Senator.
"A wake-up call...a comprehensive look at what our children need and want and deserve -- and aren't getting....We should all be reading it, learning from it, and acting on it."
-- The Times-Picayune (New Orleans)
"Wonderful and inspiring...important and timely."
-- San Francisco Review of Books
"CompellingŠ.A book about the basics, for nothing could be more basic than the way a nation cares for its children."
-- The New York Times Book Review
"Parents and nonparents should read It Takes a Village to remind them of the simple but essential point: Children must have caring, nurturing, and informed adults around them....A textbook for caring."
-- The Dallas Morning News
"An entertaining book of unseen power...the impact of Hillary Clinton's genuine belief in a children-loving society remains in mind long after book's end."
-- San Francisco Chronicle
"An extraordinary gift."
-- Los Angeles Times
"It Takes a Village deserves to be read...it would be a loss if the nation missed this opportunity to address the issues Hillary Rodham Clinton raises."
-- The Christian Science Monitor