Jenna's Story: A Plucky Scribe Makes Good

She’s a passionate writer with a story to tell. And kudos to HarperCollins for spotting her talent and plucking this first-time author from slush-pile obscurity! From Radar (“HarperCollins Books Jenna Bush,” by Jeff Bercovici):

First daughter Jenna Bush has landed the book deal she was fishing for, with HarperCollins announcing this morning plans to publish Ana’s Story: A Journey of Hope this fall. (We reported in January that the News Corp.-owned publishing house was pursuing the deal in spite of a $300,000 price tag that had given other suitors pause.)

Ana’s Story, according to the press release, will be a work of “young-adult, narrative non-fiction” based on Bush’s experience working as an intern for UNICEF in Central America. (The Ana of the title is an orphaned, teenage single mother with HIV. We’re not sure where the “hope” part comes in.)

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Keir Graff is Executive Editor of Booklist Publications and the author of five books. His most recent is the middle-grade novel, The Other Felix (2011). Follow him on Twitter at @Booklist_Keir.

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