Monday, August 13, 2007

Laura and Jenna to Write a Children's Book

Laura and Jenna Bush have announced that they are going to write a children's book:
Set in a school, the book is inspired by the classroom experiences of its authors who are both teachers, according to HarperCollins, a subsidiary of News Corporation....The as yet untitled book, which features a mischievous boy whose teacher helps him discover that reading can be fun, will be published in English and Spanish in the spring of 2008.

The book will also help support education in the US:
When the children's book is published HarperCollins will donate $1 million worth of children's books to schools and public libraries.

The authors' net proceeds and a portion of the publisher's proceeds will go to two national non-profit teacher training and support organizations, Teach for America and the New Teacher Project.

Laura Bush is not the first Presidential wife to publish. Eleanor Roosevelt wrote four books, Julia Grant was the first to write her autobiography (and several more have done so since), and Jackie Kennedy was in publishing.

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