She Persisted by Chelsea Clinton
Published: May 30, 2017
Publisher: Philomel Books
Format: via Overdrive
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. In this book, Chelsea Clinton 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.
She Persisted is for everyone who has ever wanted to speak up but has been told to quiet down, for everyone who has ever tried to reach for the stars but was told to sit down, and for everyone who has ever been made to feel unworthy or unimportant or small.
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.
I loved everything about this book! This is beyond inspirational and a perfect guide to show young girls and women those who have come before us and paved the way. I must admit I learned a thing or two because of this read, I didn’t know a few of the women featured [sad I know] and looked up more about them since. This was a great book that showed us we can achieve anything we put our mind to. The illustrations were great and totally complemented the book. This is one read that’s must read for everyone.