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It Takes a Village

By: Hillary Rodham Clinton
Narrated by: Hillary Rodham Clinton
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Publisher's Summary

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 35 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 childhood 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.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.; Download the accompanying reference guide.
©2006 Hillary Rodham Clinton. All rights reserved including the right of reproduction in whole or in part in any form (P)2006 Simon and Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Abridged Copy for Audiobooks

I will be returning. No where did it note that Audiobook copy was Abridged. I need to read the entire book for a book club.

This version should be free for Audiobook subscribers.

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a must-read for parents and community

this is just as relevant today as it was when it was written maybe even more so.

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Passionate & so much insight!

This book moved me with the realization that our most cherished thing we have are our children, The “Village”, comprised of one’s local Town, State and Federal government must be there for the families who need help. We cannot just assume things will be OK. I’m making this required reading for my kids!

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Too robotic to be a grammy award winner

Would you try another book from Hillary Rodham Clinton and/or Hillary Rodham Clinton?

Yes

What did you like best about this story?

I appreciate the important overall message of this book, and I'm glad Ms Clinton wrote it.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

Hillary has such a nice, clear voice - but her performance was distractingly robotic. I was so disappointed, I was expecting a grammy-worthy performance.

Do you think It Takes a Village needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

No

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Important Piece

This is an important piece reflecting both the state of affairs at the time of the writing and important timeless principles that are even more important in this digital age. HRC's narrative abilities have come a long way since this recording!

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Everyone needs to read

I loved the book. It provides tremendous ideas about how everyone one of us is responsible for the next generation. Applicable to every nation.

If you want more of these ideas you need to read the book, as the audio version was greatly reduced.

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This book was a long story of how government has failed children and parents and the community.

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lgtb

no lgbt representation when talking about familys..I like her other book but this on was not as good