First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton was the guest of Kentucky Author Forum in 1997. She spoke about her bestseller It Takes a Village- and Other Lessons Children Teach Us (Simon & Schuster).
In It Takes a Village, she shares insights developed over a lifetime of advocacy for children -and as a mother, wife, daughter and sister- about what children need from us and what we owe to them. The title of her book, taken from the African proverb, “It takes an entire village to raise a child,” is meant to remind us that children exist in the world as well as in the family and will thrive only if the whole of society cares enough to provide for them. “The village,” writes Clinton, “can no longer be defined as a place on a map, or a list of people or organizations… it is the network of values and relationships that support and affect our lives.”
Carl Sferrazza Anthony, a recognized expert on First Ladies and their political roles, will interview Clinton. He is the author of As We Remember Her: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis in the Words of Her Friends and Family as well as of the two-volume book First Ladies: The Saga of the Presidents’ Wives and Their Power —1789-1990.