It Takes a Village

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Simon and Schuster, Dec 26, 2006 - Political Science - 352 pages
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.
 

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Contents

No Family Is an Island
13
The Bell Curve Is a Curve Ball
43
Kids Dont Come with Instructions
59
The World Is in a Hurry Children Are Not
81
An Ounce of Prevention Is Worth a Pound of Intensive Care
99
Security Takes More Than a Blanket
117
The Best Tool You Can Give a Child Is a Shovel
135
Children Are Born Believers
157
Child Care Is Not a Spectator Sport
207
Education Expectations
223
Seeing Is Believing
249
Every Business Is a Family Business
265
Children Are Citizens Too
281
Let Us Build a Village Worthy of Our Children
295
Acknowledgments
309
Photo Credits
331

Childhood Can Be a Service Academy
171
Kids Are an Equal Employment Opportunity
189

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Hillary Rodham Clinton is the first woman in US history to become the presidential nominee of a major political party. She served as the 67th Secretary of State after nearly four decades in public service advocating on behalf of children and families as an attorney, First Lady, and US Senator. She is a wife, mother, grandmother, and author of seven previous books, all published by Simon & Schuster.

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