Chelsea Clinton to Release Picture Book, ‘She Persisted’

Chelsea Clinton, daughter of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former President Bill Clinton, will be releasing a picture book called She Persisted on May 30.

Coming off of a historic year in which a woman (her mother) made history by becoming the first female major party presidential nominee, Clinton’s new book will showcase 13 inspirational women who “overcame immense opposition to achieve their goals,” according to Entertainment Weekly.

Those women will include Nellie Bly, Ruby Bridges, Claudette Colvin, Florence Griffith Joyner, Helen Keller, Clara Lemlich, Sally Ride, Margaret Chase Smith, Sonia Sotomayor, Maria Tallchief, Harriet Tubman and Oprah Winfrey.

You may notice that the above list only has 12 names, not 13. Who will this mysterious 13th woman be? EW says that the book “will also feature a cameo by another important female figure” and hints that she will be none other than Hillary Clinton.

In a statement, Chelsea Clinton said, “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.”

It doesn’t seem like a coincidence that the book title is called She Persisted, considering Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) was silenced in February when speaking out against Jeff Sessions’ nomination for Attorney General, and Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said, “She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted.”

Check out the cover below:


Chelsea Clinton isn’t the only person in that family releasing a book this year. Hillary Clinton is set to release a collection of personal essays and a picture book version of her 1996 book It Takes a Village in the fall. Read more about those here.

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