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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (819 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Hillary Rodham Clinton Narrator: Hillary Rodham Clinton Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A splendid celebration of the tenth anniversary of the Grammy Award-winning It Takes a Village, including a new introduction read by Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton.

A decade ago, then First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton chronicled her quest -- both deeply personal and, in the truest sense, public -- to help make our society into the kind of village that enables children to become smart, able, resilient adults. For more than thirty-five years, Senator Clinton has made children her passion and her cause. Her long experience has strengthened her conviction that how children develop and what they need to succeed are inextricably entwined with the society in which they live and how well it sustains and supports its families and individuals. In other words, it takes a village to raise a child.

In her new introduction, Senator Clinton reflects on how our village has changed over the last decade -- from the impact of the Internet to new research in early child development and education. She discusses issues of increasing concern -- security, the environment, the national debt -- and looks at where we have made progress and where there is still work to be done.

It Takes a Village has become a classic. As relevant as ever, this anniversary edition makes it abundantly clear that the choices we make today about how we raise our children and how we support families will determine how our nation will face the challenges of this century.

Over one million dollars in royalty proceeds from It Takes a Village have been donated to children's charities by Hillary Rodham Clinton. Proceeds from this edition also will be donated. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Compelling. A book about the basics, for nothing could be more basic than the way a nation cares for its children.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “An extraordinary gift.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “An entertaining book of unseen power…the impact of Hillary Clinton's genuine belief in a children-loving society remains in mind long after book's end.”

    San Francisco Chronicle

  • It Takes a Village deserves to be read…it would be a loss if the nation missed this opportunity to address the issues Hillary Rodham Clinton raises.”

    Christian Science Monitor 

  • “Wonderful and inspiring… important and timely.”

    San Francisco Review of Books

  • “Parents and nonparents should read It Takes a Village to remind them of the simple but essential point: Children must have caring, nurturing, and informed adults around them…A textbook for caring.”

    Dallas Morning News 

  • “A wake-up call…a comprehensive look at what our children need and want and deserve—and aren't getting…We should all be reading it, learning from it, and acting on it.”

    Times-Picayune (New Orleans) 

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Donald Powell | 2/7/2014

    " Had a hard time getting through it. The book is more like a labored lecture than the material commands. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Cippi | 2/5/2014

    " Inspiring, worth-reading. I vote Hillary for next US President "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Stef | 1/31/2014

    " More informative then interesting, but in a good way. Lots of child psychology type stuff. I learned a lot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Amy | 1/28/2014

    " I love the way Hillary writes. She is great at writing on a level that it feels she is really talking directly to the reader. I felt that this book gave a great sense of how we should be in our own country towards our children. It takes more than a mom and a dad to raise a well rounded child. It takes many others and it seems there are some areas of our country that lack these values. "

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