Chelsea Clinton’s multi-city tour to promote her new children’s book will bring her to Evanston Friday, where she will appear before about 2,200 elementary school children in sessions at Evanston Township High School.
Her new book, She Persisted Around the World, tells the story of 13 women who overcame adversity and used their voices and determination to make a significant difference in the world.
The subjects of her book include Marie Curie, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, Viola Desmond, Sissi Lima do Amor, Leymah Gbowee, Caroline Herschel, Wangari Maathai, Aisha Rateb, J.K. Rowling, Kate Sheppard, Yuan Yuan Tan, Mary Verghese, and Malala Yousafzai.
Clinton’s appearance is being supported financially by the district’s PTA’s, and the sessions will be closed to the news media, according to Melissa Messinger, the public information officer for Evanston/Skokie School District 65, which is coordinating logistics for the sessions.
Buses will bring the students from their elementary schools to ETHS and back. To accommodate the large number of students involved, there will be two sessions, between 12:45 p.m. and 2:30 p.m., according to Messinger.
Clinton’s North American tour began Wednesday in New York, and includes appearances in Boston, Chicago, Charlotte, Brooklyn, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Houston, Nashville, and winds up in Toronto on April 11.
Her stopover in Evanston was arranged by Tracy Hubbard, library media specialist at Dr. Bessie Rhodes School of Global Studies, in cooperation with the district’s library and media specialist team from across the district, according to Messinger.