Chelsea Clinton has written many children’s books over the years, ranging from a variety of topics such as climate change, feminism and youth activists. Her latest book, Don’t Let Them Disappear, follows a similar trend, and Clinton was in San Jose today to promote the book.
On her way to the San Jose Woman’s Club for a sold out signing of the book, Clinton stopped by Los Alamitos Elementary School to talk to several students talk about the message of the book: protection endangered species.
Don’t Let Them Disappear goes through species currently on the endangered animals list due to poaching or habitat destruction. The book encourages readers to engage in environmental protection in order to help these species.
Clinton spoke to around 400 kids about her writing process, politics and what it means to be a parent. The topic of saving endangered animals is very personal for Clinton:
“I have always cared about endangered species, and I was so grateful that I kept hearing from kids your age and a little older and younger how much they cared about endangered species, too. The idea came from wanting to have a book that could help to inform and empower young readers and also a book that I wish I had when I was your age.”
Clinton hopes that children will use the themes of the book to become more socially conscious about animals and protecting their habitats.
Don’t Let Them Disappear is available now.
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