You may only know Chelsea Clinton as the First Daughter of former-President Bill Clinton and almost-president Hillary Clinton, but she’s got a pretty impressive resume of her own. Chelsea is a fierce campaigner for human rights, holds a key role in running The Clinton Foundation and is a published author of several children’s books.
After the mess that was 2017, Clinton wrote the feminist illustrated book, She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World. The title is a nod to U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren who was told to stop talking on the senate floor when reading a letter from Coretta Scott King. When she refused to be silenced, she was removed from the floor and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said, “She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted,” and inadvertently inspired a new feminist mantra. Thanks, Mitch.
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She Persisted features the stories of incredible American feminists like Harriet Tubman, Oprah, Helen Keller and Sally Ride who were crucial to progress in the country. In her new book, She Persisted Around the World, Clinton highlights revolutionary women from across the globe in the same style, with more illustrations by Alexandra Boiger.
So very excited to announce SHE PERSISTED AROUND THE WORLD. Written by Chelsea Clinton 😊 illustrated by me. This picture book about 13 incredible women from around the globe tells more stories about overcoming adversity and helping to make this world a better place. Coming out March 6, 2018! #chelseaclinton #penguinkids #philomelbooks #alexandra_boiger
In Around the World you can find 13 more incredible women like Malala Yousafzai from Pakistan, Marie Curie from Poland, Yuanyuan Tan from China and Viola Desmond from Canada. Why does that name sound familiar? Probably because Desmond is now on our $10 bill.
Viola Desmond is known as the Canadian Rosa Parks for refusing to give up her seat in a “whites only” section of a Nova Scotia movie theatre in 1946 (almost a decade before Rosa). Desmond was also an entrepreneur and her sister, Wanda Robson, is still a fierce activist to this day.
So whether you have kids or not, you’re probably going to want to add this new feminist treasure to your bookshelf. Or your coffee table because there’s no way we’re ever closing it.