If you read The Hill, Chelsea Clinton has been very busy lately mocking President Trump, slamming the Republican Party, and reportedly even considering a run for public office. Despite all of her internet activism, Clinton apparently has enough time to write a feminist children’s book.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Clinton decided to write her picture book “She Persisted” after being inspired by Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-Ma.) address to the Senate. “She Persisted” will reportedly feature the tales of 13 women who helped change American history.
The book will feature stories about women such as Harriet Tubman, Helen Keller, communist agitator Clara Lemlich, Nellie Bly, Maria Tallchief, Claudette Colvin, Ruby Bridges, Margaret Chase Smith, Katherine Johnson, Sally Ride, Florence Griffith Joyner, Oprah Winfrey, Sonia Sotomayor, and another very special person (any guesses?).
The Amazon description for “She Persisted” says the book is meant “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.”
Chelsea Clinton repeated to Entertainment Weekly, “I wrote this book for everyone who’s ever wanted to speak up but has been told to quiet down, for everyone who’s ever been made to feel less than.”
“The 13 women in She Persisted all overcame adversity to help shape our country—sometimes through speaking out, sometimes by staying seated, sometimes by captivating an audience. With this book, I want to send a message to young readers around the country—and the world—that persistence is power.”
The book will be available on May 30.
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