ISBN 9780593117583, 0593117581
Board Book | 32 pages
Chelsea Clinton introduces readers to thirteen inspirational women who never took no for an answer, and who always, inevitably and without fail, persisted. Now abridged as a board book for our youngest feminists and activists!
Throughout American history, there have always been women who have spoken out for what’s right, even when they have to fight to be heard. In early 2017, Senator Elizabeth Warren’s refusal to be silenced in the Senate inspired a spontaneous celebration of women who persevered in the face of adversity. Chelsea Clinton’s She Persisted joined the chorus of that celebration, quickly becoming a feminist favorite.
Now abridged as a board book for the earliest of readers, this book celebrates thirteen American women who helped shape our country through their tenacity, sometimes through speaking out, sometimes by staying seated, sometimes by captivating an audience. They all certainly persisted. And with vivid, compelling art by Alexandra Boiger, this book shows readers that no matter what obstacles may be in their paths, they shouldn’t give up on their dreams. Persistence is power.
This book features: Harriet Tubman, Helen Keller, Clara Lemlich, Nellie Bly, Virginia Apgar, Maria Tallchief, Claudette Colvin, Ruby Bridges, Margaret Chase Smith, Sally Ride, Florence Griffith Joyner, Oprah Winfrey, Sonia Sotomayor—and one special cameo by Hillary Rodham Clinton.