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She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World Hardcover – May 30, 2017
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Praise for She Persisted:
★ “[A] lovely, moving work of children’s literature [and a] polished introduction to a diverse and accomplished group of women.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review
“Exemplary . . . This well-curated list will show children that women’s voices have made themselves emphatically heard.” —Booklist
“[She Persisted] will remind little girls that they can achieve their goals if they don’t let obstacles get in the way.” —Family Circle
“We can’t wait to grab a copy for some of the awesome kids in our lives . . . and maybe some of the grown-ups, too.” —Bustle
“A message we all need to hear.” —Scary Mommy
“This will be a great read for kids (especially young girls).” —Romper
“We cannot wait for the launch of Smart Girl Chelsea Clinton’s new book to help remind kids everywhere that the fearlessness that characterizes the thirteen women in the book is what has emboldened us to constantly strive for progress and justice.” —Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls
About the Author
Chelsea Clinton is the author of It's Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going! and, with Devi Sridhar, Governing Global Health: Who Runs the World and Why? She is also the Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation, where she works on many initiatives including those that help to empower the next generation of leaders. She lives in New York City with her husband, Marc, their daughter, Charlotte, their son, Aidan, and their dog, Soren. You can follow her on Twitter at @ChelseaClinton or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/chelseaclinton.
Alexandra Boiger has illustrated nearly twenty picture books, including the popular Tallulah series by Marilyn Singer and the Max and Marla books, which she also wrote. Originally from Munich, Germany, she now lives outside of San Francisco, California, with her husband, Andrea, daughter, Vanessa, and two cats, Luiso and Winter. You can visit Alexandra Boiger online at alexandraboiger.com.
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About half of these women are the ones who tend to appear in every collective biography of women who made a difference: Harriet Tubman, Hellen Keller, Nelly Bly, Sally Ride, Sonia Sotomayor. But there are the others who don't come up as often: Florence Griffith Joyner, Margaret Chase Smith, and Virginia Apgar will likely be new names to most kids. Clinton did a good job of selecting women from a diversity of fields and cultural backgrounds, and she writes with a rhythm and pattern kids will get. Eventually they should be able to predict when the "she persisted" line is coming and say it with the reader. I liked Boiger's illustration style too. Overall, a good little biography compilation of movers and shakers for kids.