Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of former presidential candidate
Hillary Clinton and former President Bill Clinton, will release a children’s
picture book on inspirational American women titled “She Persisted.”
The book will share the stories of 13 historical women who
relentlessly pursued their goals in the face of opposition, including Harriet
Tubman, Nellie Bly, Maria Tallchief and Oprah Winfrey.
Illustrated by Alexandra Boiger, “She Persisted” will reach
bookstores on May 30, and will feature a cameo that is yet to be announced.
“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,” Ms. Clinton said in a statement.
Persistence has changed the course of history - I'm so excited to share stories of girls & women who didn't take no for answer on May 30th! pic.twitter.com/IMWWou6kBX
The name of the book echoes a statement made by Mitch
McConnell, the Senate majority leader, last month after Republican senators
voted to formally silence Senator Elizabeth Warren, Democrat of Massachusetts,
as she was reading a 1986 letter from Coretta Scott King criticizing Senator
Jeff Sessions’s civil rights record.
“She was warned,” Mr. McConnell said of Ms. Warren following
the confrontation, which took place on the eve of the vote to confirm Mr.
Sessions as attorney general. “She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she
The episode immediately sparked uproar among women on social
media who empathized with Ms. Warren, leading to the trending hashtags
#LetLizSpeak and #ShePersisted.
Ms. Clinton’s previous books include “It’s Your World: Get
Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going!” and the more recent “Governing Global
Health: Who Runs the World and Why?,” written with Devi Sridhar.