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message 1: by Kristie, Moderator (last edited Jul 01, 2018 10:53AM) (new)

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Voted by members as our additional read for the Picture Book nominee.

She Persisted by Chelsea Clinton

She Persisted by Chelsea Clinton

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, Maria Tallchief, Claudette Colvin, Ruby Bridges, Margaret Chase Smith, Sally Ride, Florence Griffith Joyner, Oprah Winfrey, Sonia Sotomayor—and one special cameo.

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Janina (sylarana) | 692 comments I really love this book. I'm not sure about the intended target audience as it is slightly over the head of my 5/6 year old, but a bit too simple for older kids. But, I think it's a great way to introduce these fabulous women to young kids and take it from there ...

message 3: by Kristie, Moderator (new)

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I thought it would be a great starting point for an elementary aged student if they needed to write a report about someone. This might give them an idea and at least introduce them to people they want to learn more about.

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