Jenna Bush Hager
Jenna Bush Hager has seen firsthand how small change can make a large difference in a single life. Currently the chair of UNICEF’s Next Generation, an initiative dedicated to reducing the number of preventable childhood deaths around the world, Hager traveled throughout Latin America and the Caribbean with UNICEF where she saw the plight faced by the underprivileged. Her experience inspired her to write Ana’s Story: A Journey of Hope, the New York Times bestseller based on the life of a 17-year-old single mother living with HIV.
A contributing correspondent for NBC’s TODAY, Jenna shares positive, uplifting messages of regular people doing extraordinary things. Passionate about literacy, education and improving inner-city schools, Hager was a teacher in Baltimore, MD.
In addition to Ana’s Story, Jenna co-wrote Read All About It! and a second children’s book, Our Great Big Backyard, which celebrates the Centennial of the National Park Service with former First Lady Laura Bush. Her October 2017, bestseller Sisters First: Stories from Our Wild and Wonderful Life was released, a joint book of short stories with her sister, Barbara Pierce Bush, taking readers on an extraordinary and deeply personal journey behind the scenes of what it is like to be born into a political dynasty, reveal never-before-told stories about their family, and uncover the enduring sisterly bond that kept them sane through it all.