Over the course of her career, Hillary Clinton has written at least seven books chronicling her life as First Lady, New York senator, and the 2016 Democratic Party nominee. But the beloved politician has never before written a children’s book—until now. And she has her daughter, Chelsea Clinton, to thank for this new venture. As a mother of three, Chelsea is most known for being the only child of Hillary and Bill Clinton. But, she’s also the author of four children’s books, which are about social issues like “She Persisted Around The World” and “Start Now: You Can Make a Difference.” In October 2019, the children’s book author and her mother published a book for young girls called “The Book of Gutsy Women, Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience,” where they share the stories of gutsy women who have inspired them. Now, in their first mother-daughter children’s book, “Grandma’s Gardens”, which comes out in March 2020, they explore their mutual love of gardens.
Hillary and Chelsea’s interest in gardens was passed down from Grandmother Dorothy. “She taught them that gardens are magical places to learn, exciting spaces for discovery, quiet spots to spend time with family and beautiful areas to share stories and celebrate special occasions. But most of all, she taught them that in her gardens, her love grew and blossomed,” the book description explains. “Hillary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton team up to show readers how sharing the things we love with the people we love can create powerful, everlasting bonds between generations,” the description concludes.
You might be wondering why the Clintons didn’t write a book for children about politics or social issues like Chelsea has in the past on climate change, gender inequality, and endangered species. But this is a great lesson for people far and wide to know that there’s more beyond your career that defines you. Sometimes, the hobbies we do in our spare time can teach us the greatest lessons and create valuable bonding moments with our children.
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