Jenna Bush is coming to Montgomery County this week to promote her book, "Ana's Story,"" which encourages young adults to implement change.

One of President George W. Bush's twin daughters, Bush is giving interactive presentations, and signing books, at 7 p.m. Thursday at Fellowship of The Woodlands, located at 1 Fellowship Drive, and 7 p.m. Friday at Peet Junior High School, located at 400 Sgt. Ed Holcomb Blvd. in Conroe.

Events are free but wristbands, required for The Woodlands event, can be picked up at FOTW or at Barnes and Noble Booksellers in The Woodlands Tx, located at 1201 Lake Woodlands Drive. Required tickets for the Conroe event can be picked up at Hastings Entertainment, located at 1306 W. Davis. While traveling throughout Latin America last fall as an intern with UNICEF, Bush met a 17-year-old single mother named Ana, who was infected at birth with the HIV virus and which she lives with today.

Bush learned, after meeting with Ana regularly for six months, that Ana was also living with abuse, poverty and neglect. Ana's life and courage inspired Bush to write ""Ana's Story: A Journey of Hope,"" published in September by HarperCollins Children's Books. ""As it states in the publisher's note, instead of it being a biography, it's really a mosaic of Ana's life,"" said Randall Ham, with Hastings Entertainment. ""She lets the readers assemble their own conclusions . . . Usually, when an author addresses social issues, the story tends to be slanted but Miss Bush really lets the readers form their own impressions."" However, Bush does encourage teenagers to do something to help the millions of children suffering difficulties similar to Ana's.

""I think Jenna has a real strong message that you can impact change,"" said Libby Craig, Community Relations Manager for Barnes and Noble Booksellers - The Woodlands. ""It has inspired me and my three teenagers to do something for people in other countries.""

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