For the youngest activists among us, a book geared just for them full of facts, stories, and tips on how to change the world, from #1 New York Times bestselling author Chelsea Clinton.
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?
With information on problems both large and small, Chelsea Clinton 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. With comic drawings to illustrate Clinton's words, photographs of real live kids who are making a difference today, and lists of ways to get involved, this book is the perfect introduction to young activists who want to make the world a better place.
A book equally important and welcome for any elementary school kid, the Cub Scout and Girl Scout set, and for moms who want to raise socially active children.
Praise for Start Now!:
* "A must-have title for school and public libraries as well as young activists' home collections." Kirkus Reviews
"There's a lot of interesting information here, and teachers may want to use this to spark class discussions." Booklist
|Publisher:||Penguin Young Readers Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Age Range:||7 - 10 Years|
About the Author
Chelsea Clinton is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World; She Persisted Around the World: 13 Women Who Changed History; Don't Let Them Disappear: 12 Endangered Species Across the Globe; It's Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going!; Start Now!: You Can Make a Difference and, with Devi Sridhar, Governing Global Health: Who Runs the World and Why? She is also the Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation, where she works on many initiatives, including those that help empower the next generation of leaders. She lives in New York City with her husband, Marc, their children and their dog, Soren. You can follow Chelsea Clinton on Twitter @ChelseaClinton or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/chelseaclinton.
Read an Excerpt
How can we take care of our planet and ourselves? How can we take care of one another and stop bullying? How can we protect endangered animals so that they don’t become extinct? These are some of the questions I wondered about as a kid. I wrote this book to help readers begin to answer these and other questions kids have told me they’re thinking about. I hope the information and stories in Start Now! will empower and inspire you to work on whatever captures your imagination. You may not be old enough yet to vote or to volunteer—but you are definitely the right age to raise your voice about important issues you care about, at home, in your school, in your community and in our world. You can help your family be healthy and make climate-smart decisions at home. You can talk to your classmates about being allies against bullying and educate friends about the importance of protecting animals around the world. You can write to your elected officials with ideas about ensuring everyone has enough food to eat, somewhere to call home, clean air to breathe and clean water to drink. There is so much you can do, and I hope this book helps you get started!