aprilhenry (aprilhenry) wrote,
aprilhenry
aprilhenry

Of all the frickin' chutzpah - Jenna Bush sees herself as another Anne Frank or Lois Lowry

Or, to be more accurate, she sees her ghost writer (this HAS to be ghostwritten), as that.

From today's wire story:
===
Jenna Bush, the daughter of US President George W. Bush, is entering the publishing world with a book for teens that focuses on a teenage single mother in Panama living with HIV.

The 25-year-old, who along with her twin sister Barbara once provided fodder for tabloids because of her collegiate partying and underage drinking, told the daily USA Today that she hoped the book would get "kids thinking and involved".

The president's daughter said "Ana's Story: A Journey of Hope", which is due out this fall, was inspired by her work as an unpaid intern since September for UNICEF in Central America.

"I'm aware that not all kids can pick up and fly to Panama, I'm very lucky," she was quoted as saying.

She said the book is not political and would end with a "call to action".

Bush who quit her job as a public school teacher in Washington DC last year to work for UNICEF said she was willing to return to the spotlight to promote the book and "start a dialogue with kids."

She said she planned to donate her earnings from the book to UNICEF and hoped her writings will have some of the same impact as two books about girls caught up in the Holocaust -- "The Diary of Anne Frank" and Lois Lowry's "Number of Stars."
===
I guess it's for a good cause, but why are my teeth on edge?



site stats

Subscribe with
JacketFlap's
Children's
Publishing
Blog Reader
Tags: jenna
Subscribe
  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 19 comments