- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 16, 2017

Chelsea Clinton will write a new children’s book titled “She Persisted” about 13 inspirational women in American history who refused to be silenced.

Mrs. Clinton said she wrote the 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,” she told Entertainment Weekly. “With this book, I want to send a message to young readers around the country — and the world — that persistence is power.”

The title of the book pays homage to Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Massachusetts Democrat, who broke Senate rules during a speech last month and was shut down by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Republican.

“Sen. Warren was giving a lengthy speech,” Mr. McConnell said at the time. “She had appeared to violate the rule. She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted.”

The line has become a rallying cry for feminist opposition to President Trump.

The women featured in the book 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 and U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor.



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