The event was part of “Education Nation,” which attempts to create a dialogue between policy makers, educators, parents and the public in the pursuit of providing a quality education.
Linda Johnson, president and CEO of Brooklyn Public Library spoke about Clinton’s visit. She said, “Everybody is excited about our special quest today, Chelsea Clinton.”
One student who was excited about Clinton and the concept of Education Nation was a young girl who raised her hand and told Johnson that she wanted to be a librarian.
One of the books Clinton read was called “Amazing Grace,” which is about a girl who wanted to play Peter Pan in an upcoming play. The story focused on overcoming adversities and stereotypes regarding gender roles.
One student said that she liked how Grace, the main character did what she wanted and didn’t give in to peer pressure. To which Clinton replied, “She knew she could do it, she didn’t listen to anyone else.”