Chelsea Clinton Is Authoring Children's Picture Book Titled 'She Persisted'

Chelsea Clinton / Getty Images
Chelsea Clinton / Getty Images
March 16, 2017

Chelsea Clinton is authoring a children's book about women who have changed American history. The book will be titled She Persisted, an apparent nod to the controversy surrounding Senator Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) being silenced on the senate floor, Entertainment Weekly reported on Thursday.

The picture book will reportedly depict 13 influential women in American history including Harriet Tubman, Helen Keller, Nellie Bly, Maria Tallchief, Claudette Colvin, Clara Lemlich, Ruby Bridges, Margaret Chase Smith, Sally Ride, Florence Griffith Joyner, Oprah Winfrey, and Sonia Sotomayor. The final influential woman has not been announced yet.

Chelsea Clinton said in a statement 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."

Cover of Chelsea Clinton's new book / Twitter

The children's book will be illustrated by Alexandra Boiger, who is known for her illustrations in the children's books Max and Marla.

The announcement of the book quickly drew criticism on Twitter.

The book will be available for purchase on May 30.

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