Jenna Bush, daughter of President Bush, will write "Ana's Story: A Journey of Hope," drawing on her experiences as a UNICEF worker in Central America, HarperCollins announced Tuesday. Her book, to be published this fall, will tell the story of a 17-year-old single mother with HIV.
The sale of the book, which had drawn keen interest from several publishers, was brokered by Washington, D.C., attorney Robert B. Barnett. Bush, 24, has been an intern with UNICEF's Educational Policy Dept. in Latin America since the fall of 2006, and has traveled to Panama, Paraguay and Argentina. She is currently teaching at a shelter in Panama.
HarperCollins said that a portion of the proceeds would be contributed to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, to benefit children living in the Caribbean and Latin America. In a statement, Bush said, "It is my hope to motivate young Americans to increase their awareness of young people around the world."