She Persisted

She Persisted

13 American Women Who Changed the World

eBook - 2017
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"A nonfiction picture book compilation of the stories of 13 American women who persisted in overcoming obstacles and changing the world"--Provided by publisher.
"Chelsea Clinton introduces tiny feminists, mini activists and little kids who are ready to take on the world to thirteen inspirational women who never took no for an answer, and who always, inevitably and without fail, persisted. 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. 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"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York, NY : Philomel Books, 2017.
ISBN: 9781524741778
Call Number: EBOOK AXIS 360
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Bib Control Number: 137446


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ArapahoeTina Mar 31, 2020

This is a book that should be in every girl's library. The text doesn't overwhelm and is perfectly suited for younger readers without being boring. The illustrations are beautifully crafted and the message is spot on and exactly what girls need to hear. Highly recommend.

Jan 19, 2019

Motivational, inspiring, and educational, but I felt it could have gone a little bit more in-depth.

ArapahoeSusan Aug 24, 2018

This is an inspirational book regardless of gender. These American stories of grit and determination are about believing in yourself and doing what is right in spite of what others around you believe. I really loved the inspirational quotes from each individual like this one from Margaret Chase Smith - "The right way is not always the popular and easy way. Standing for right when it is unpopular is a true test of moral character."

Jun 23, 2018

Would love to read it to some children and get their reaction. I thought I was pretty well informed but found some women to admire that I wasn't aware of before! Thanks Chelsea.

CatherineG_1 Apr 24, 2018

Loved this book. Clinton features 13 girls and women who faced challenges but persisted.
The choices were excellent from every walk of life. Was astounded to find out the Apgar score which is used worldwide was invented by a woman! I always assumed that this was done by a man. Great book to show girls that women can do anything in any occupation!

JCLHeatherM Feb 18, 2018

Celebrate feminism at its greatest, represented through decades of determination, grit, ingenuity, heroism, and persistence.

Jan 11, 2018

Chelsea Clinton has written a book that will inspire generations of girls to come. By talking about thirteen women who made history or changed the course of history simply by persisting, Clinton has presented role models for girls to emulate.As Astronaut Sally Ride has been quoted in the book, "Young girls need to see role models in whatever careers they may choose, just so they can picture themselves doing those jobs someday." Clinton has given examples of women who "soared" and who will truly inspire girls. A very well-written and well-illustrated book.

ArapahoeLesley Oct 29, 2017

A great collection of inspiring women!

Aug 25, 2017

A short and lovely book. In an ideal world this would be read to each young girl, then she would read it for herself, commit it to memory and make it a guide in her life. Oh, and it's safe for boys too.

coloradobuck Aug 03, 2017

It was a great concept. Each woman gets about a paragraph to explain why she changed the world and there is a quote from each woman that I found engaging. I had never even heard of some of the women in here and feel some important ones were left out! Nonetheless, it is inspiring and it explains the meaning of "persisting" as you read through the hardships each woman encountered.

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