San Diego, California - Best-selling author Chelsea Clinton will present her new children’s book, Don’t Let Them Disappear: Twelve Endangered Species Across the Globe, at a special event and book signing May 23, 2019 at the San Diego Zoo. Clinton will read from the book, followed by a moderated question-and-answer session from children in the audience with San Diego Zoo Global ambassador Rick Schwartz and finish with a book signing opportunity.

Clinton partnered with illustrator Gianna Marino on this new book about animals that share the planet, and what people can do to help them survive. Don’t Let Them Disappear introduces young readers to some endangered animals and shares what makes them special—and also what threatens them. Taking readers through the course of a day, the book talks about rhinos, tigers, whales, pandas and other endangered animals, and provides helpful tips on what everyone can do to help prevent these animals from disappearing from the world entirely.

The ticketed event is scheduled to begin at the Zoo’s Wegeforth Bowl at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 23. Tickets to the event will go on sale to the public March 23 at Tickets will remain on sale until the maximum capacity of 1,200 tickets is reached. Ticket packages begin at $27.99 and include admission to the special event and one book. Additional books will be available at the event for $17.99 each plus tax, while supplies last. No other books or memorabilia will be signed. Admission to the Zoo is separate and required.

About the Author

Chelsea Clinton is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling picture book She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World, which was praised in a starred review by Publishers Weekly as a “lovely, moving work of children's literature [and a] polished introduction to a diverse and accomplished group of women." She is also the author of the New York Times bestsellers Start Now! You Can Make a Difference, She Persisted Around the World: 13 Women Who Changed History, It’s Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going! and, with Devi Sridhar, Governing Global Health: Who Runs the World and Why? Chelsea Clinton is the Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation, where she works on many initiatives including those that help to empower the next generation of leaders. She lives in New York City with her husband, Marc, their daughter, Charlotte, their son, Aidan, and their dog, Soren.

San Diego Zoo

The San Diego Zoo is globally recognized and a San Diego icon, hosting more than 4 million guests each year. At the San Diego Zoo, visitors can watch penguins and sharks swim, observe the behavior of century-old Galápagos tortoises, enjoy the beauty of exotic orchids, marvel at the playful nature of giant pandas, explore walk-through aviaries filled with the songs and colors of rare birds, and appreciate the power of leopards and jaguars. The San Diego Zoo is also accredited by the American Association of Museums as a Botanical Garden. As visitors discover the rare and endangered species at the San Diego Zoo, they are directly contributing, through admission and on-grounds sales, to the efforts of San Diego Zoo Global, an international nonprofit conservation organization that works to fight extinction through recovery efforts for plants and animals worldwide.