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Chelsea Clinton is turning your favorite feminist slogan into a children’s book

The book features 13 women who, nevertheless, persisted.


Samantha Grasso


Posted on Mar 16, 2017   Updated on May 24, 2021, 8:32 pm CDT

“She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted,” Sen. Mitch McConnell said when explaining why he interrupted Sen. Elizabeth Warren as she spoke against Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s nomination in February.

The last sentence of the quote, which has since joined the ranks of “nasty woman” and “the future is female” to become the latest feminist slogan, is now the title of Chelsea Clinton’s new picture book, She Persisted.

On Thursday, Entertainment Weekly announced that Clinton is writing a new children’s book featuring 13 women who accomplished their goals while facing opposition.

Illustrated by Alexandra Boiger, She Persisted will include Harriet Tubman, Helen Keller, Nellie Bly, Maria Tallchief, Claudette Colvin, Clara Lemlich, Ruby Bridges, Margaret Chase Smith, Sally Ride, Florence Griffith Joyner, Oprah Winfrey, Sonia Sotomayor, and a special “cameo” appearance by another female figure.

“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,” Clinton told Entertainment Weekly in a statement.

You can already pre-order the book and peep the cover on Amazon, though She Persisted drops on May 30.

“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,” Clinton’s statement reads.

H/T Entertainment Weekly

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*First Published: Mar 16, 2017, 12:55 pm CDT