Hillary Clinton to Release a Book of Personal Essays and a Children’s Book

Hillary Clinton, the 2016 Democratic nominee for President who received nearly 3 million more votes than Donald Trump in the general election, is gearing up for a busy 2017.

No, there’s no plans to run for office again (at least nothing confirmed yet), but she will be releasing two books this year.

One of them will be a book of personal essays, released through Simon & Schuster, that are inspired by quotations that she’s collected over the years.

In a statement, Clinton said, “These are the words I live by. These quotes have helped me celebrate the good times, laugh at the absurd times, persevere during the hard times and deepen my appreciation of all life has to offer. I hope by sharing these words and my thoughts about them, the essays will be meaningful for readers.”

A release date has not been announced, but a press release from the publishing company notes that the book will come out in the fall of 2017.

Simon & Schuster’s Carolyn Reidy said, “We are honored to continue our long and successful publishing relationship with Hillary Rodham Clinton. We first began talking about this collection of quotations in our first meeting in 1994, and we are delighted that Secretary Clinton finally thinks the time is right to share the words and thoughts that nourished and enriched her, and defined the experiences of her extraordinary life.”

Jonathan Karp, also with Schuster, added, “For the past 21 years, the Gallup survey has ranked Hillary Rodham Clinton as the most admired woman in the world, and there are at least 65 million people in the United States who agree. We think a lot of them are going to want to hear her stories.”

And guess what? The 2016 election will be talked about in this book of essays, so this will definitely be one to check out come fall 2017.

Also being released in the fall is a full-color picture book version of Clinton’s 1996 book It Takes a Village geared towards young readers.

This re-imagining of the bestseller will be illustrated by two-time Caldecott Honor winner Marla Frazee, who said, “I am deeply honored to help bring Hillary Clinton’s life’s work and devotion to public service, which has inspired me and millions of others, to children and those who love them.”

As the Simon & Schuster press release notes, the original version “inspired the nation to think critically about how the choices made today, to raise our children and support families, will determine how we will face the challenges of the future….The picture book edition will bring this inspiring message to a new generation in a format that is perfect for story time and bedtime.”

Net proceeds from the new It Takes a Village will be donated to charity.

Check out the cover below:

It Takes a Village Picture Book Cover

(On a related note, Clinton’s Secretary of State successor, John Kerry, is reaching out to publishers to release his own memoir in 2018.)

Clinton will also be returning to the speaking circuit this year, having signed again with the Harry Walker Agency. Not connected to that deal, Clinton will speak at the International Women’s Day event on March 8, at the LGBT Community Center in New York on April 20 and at her alma mater Wellesley College’s commencement ceremony on May 26.

Politics Village will keep you updated with any additional news about these books, including specific release dates and a cover.

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