It Takes A Village

It Takes A Village

And Other Lessons Children Teach Us

Book - 1996
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For more than twenty-five years, First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton has made children her passion and her cause. Her long experience with children -- not only through her personal 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.This book chronicles her quest -- both deeply personal and, in the truest sense, public -- to discover how we can make our society into the kind of village that enables children to grow into able, caring, resilient adults. It is time, Mrs. Clinton believes, to acknowledge that we have to make some changes for our children's sake. Advances in technology and the global economy along with other developments society have brought us much good, but they have also strained the fabric of family life, leaving us and our children poorer in many ways -- physically, intellectually, emotionally, spiritually.She doesn't believe that we should, or can, turn back the clock to "the good old days." False nostalgia for "family values" is no solution. Nor is it useful to make an all-purpose bogeyman or savior of "government." But by looking honestly at the condition of our children, by understanding the wealth of new information research offers us about them, and, most important, by listening to the children themselves, we can begin a more fruitful discussion about their needs. And by sifting the past for clues to the structures that once bound us together, by looking with an open mind at what other countries and cultures do for their children that we do not, and by identifying places where our "village" is flourishing -- in families, schools, churches, businesses, civic organizations, even in cyberspace -- we can begin to create for our children the better tomorrow they deserve.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Simon & Schuster, c1996
ISBN: 9780684818436
0684818434
Branch Call Number: 305.231 Cli 05
Characteristics: 318 p

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mikeyaa470bpl
Nov 17, 2018

Good book. I was in my twenties when this book was published. I was 18 years old and remember Bill Clinton becoming President in the 1990's. I was young and not quite sure what that meant for America. I think that Hillary wrote a great novel and documented historical facts that are beneficial to any modern age - even in 2018, now approaching 2019.

I especially enjoyed learning about Hillary's upbringing and how she met Bill Clinton. My heart goes out to Bill, especially with what he had experienced growing up. I think that Hillary is a good person, excellent politician, and definitely a front runner in politics. Excellent job, career, and success.

Recently I watched some of the youtube footage about the campaigns to help women in the world. It all still just as fantastic as the movement continues to reach success in 2018, 2019.

"We will rise, in justice, peace, and equality, indeed."

The Midterm election in November, 2018, 36 million early voters and women on board throughout the country. Congratulations to New Mexico and all the successful candidates.

I follow DemocracyNoW! - Amy Goodman, The War on Peace Report, and have read the book, DemocracyNow! published in 2016. 11.16.18 democracynow.org broadcasts/podcasts about the articles following since Wikileaks.

Equality is moving strong in America!

-Mikey 2018-Present

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JCHF
Nov 13, 2018

I got the book out for the illustrations which are a bit blurred. The Seven Silly Eaters is a much better book (words and pictures).

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JackieFC13
Jan 28, 2014

'm not a Clinton fan, it was assigned for school. Its very out of a Norman Rockwell painting.

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