It’s Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired and Get Going!
Chelsea Clinton, read by the author. Listening Library, unabridged, 8 CDs, 9.5 hrs., $50 ISBN 978-0-399-56477-2
Writing for children about global social issues, Clinton encourages listeners to get involved and stay informed. She covers topics such as poverty, women’s rights, public health, and the environment in straightforward language suitable for a middle school social studies class. She offers practical ideas that listeners can use to make actual changes. Listening to this audio book is like hearing your favorite young, enthusiastic, and sympathetic teacher educate you about social issues and tell you what you can do to have an impact. Clinton’s voice is pleasant, and she strikes a perfect balance between a conversational tone and clear enunciation. Never sounding overly dramatic, she drives her points with great ease and enthusiasm. Throughout, Clinton references photos and charts from the book, which are available in a PDF form accompanying the audio edition. These materials are crucial to understanding the main points of the book; listeners are advised to keep them on hand. Ages 10–up. A Philomel hardcover. (Sept.)
Reviewed on: 11/30/2015
Hardcover - 416 pages - 978-0-399-17612-8
Paperback - 432 pages - 978-0-399-54532-0