It Takes a Village: Picture Book (Hardcover)

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Simply and powerfully written, Hillary Rodham Clinton explores what makes a village and what a village has the power to do. Based on an old African proverb, every word resonates. Rich, colorful illustrations by Marla Frazee (Everywhere Babies) brings to life the words meant for every child, every family, every village, everywhere. Inspiring. Captivating. Beautiful.

— From Kathy


"It Takes a Village offers a universal, unifying message. It captures perfectly Clinton's vision of a multicultural America working toward a constructive goal. So hopeful and forward-looking." --The Washington Post

"Inspired by her 2006 book of the same name, Clinton's unadorned text celebrates how civic spirit emerges...Most of the storytelling is found in Frazee's delicately textured images, which exude energy, hope, and emotional authenticity." --Publishers Weekly

"This work is a welcome reminder that all people 'are born believers. And citizens, too.'" --Shelf Awareness

"A picture book to share with library audiences, families, and friends. Any audience that champions the abilities and potential of children will appreciate and promote its wise sentiment." --School Library Journal

"This is a look forward, a clarion call that invites children to make the world--their own world--a better place." --Booklist

A Washington Post Best Children's Book of 2017

"What does it take to change the world?"

Former Secretary of State and Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton's first book for young readers, inspired by the themes of her classic New York Times bestselling book It Takes a Village, and illustrated by two-time Caldecott Honor recipient Marla Frazee, asks readers what can they do to make the world a better place?

It Takes a Village tells the heartwarming and universal story of a diverse community coming together to make a difference. All kinds of people working together, playing together, and living together in harmony makes a better village and many villages coming together can make a better world. Together we can build a better life for one another. Together we can change our world.

The book will resonate with children and families and through the generations as it encourages readers to look for a way they can make a difference. It is a book that you will surely want to read again and again, a book you will want to share and a book that will inspire.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781481430876
ISBN-10: 1481430874
Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
Publication Date: September 12th, 2017
Pages: 40
Language: English