Chelsea Clinton’s new book “It’s Your World: Get Informed; Get Inspired; and Get Going” is a great resource for teens interested in becoming empowered to make a difference in their own lives and the lives of others. Given impressive opportunities to see, learn, and experience the problems of the world as the daughter of her politically and socially active parents, Bill and Hillary Clinton, the book is unique in its scope. Through historical context, surveys, and data, Clinton distills complex issues, such as poverty, health crises, lack of access to education, global warming, gender inequality, and environmental issues, just to name a few, in an understandable and accessible way. This is especially helpful in a world where problems are so convoluted and overwhelming one wonders how anyone can do anything that matters. Clinton includes inspiring, illustrative examples of young people who are doing amazing things now to make their world, and others’ world, a better place. At the end of each chapter, in her “Get going” section, she gives practical, doable, easy, and even fun suggestions and activities to get started. She also mentions noteworthy organizations you can volunteer for or contribute to. You don’t have to read the whole book to get inspired. Pick your passion. Ms. Clinton has done a great service in pointing a way. To find out more about what you can do to make a difference, visit www.ItsYourWorld.com, and to join the conversation use #ItsYourWorld.
written by KeliC