Thursday, November 10, 2016

Blumenthal, Karen.  Hilary Rodham Clinton.  Macmillan/Feiwel & Friends  2016  433p  $18.99  ISBN 978-1-250-06014-3        ms/hs  Biography  VG-BN

Hillary Rodham Clinton is a complex political figure who is admired by some and despised by others. This biography covers her childhood through the beginning of the 2016 election cycle and her second attempt at a presidential bid, with the highs of her professional success as well as the scandals that have plagued the political careers of Clinton and her husband, former president Bill Clinton. Each scandal could be a book in and of itself; but the reader is given enough information to understand each situation and the impact it has had on Clinton’s career. Throughout her career she has been and advocate for children and women, and she used the platforms available to her as first lady, senator, and cabinet member to champion those causes. Regardless of one’s personal opinion of Clinton, this book is a good source of information on her life and the moments that have shaped her 2016 presidential candidacy. The narrative is smooth and engaging from beginning to end. It is a highly recommended addition for any high school collection.    

Summary: This is a biography of the Hilary Clinton, the presidential candidate from her childhood through the start of the 2016 election cycle.

Hilary Rodham Clinton, American Politics, Current events

--Stephanie Pennucci

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