The companion to Chelsea Clinton & Alexandra Boiger's #1 New York Times bestseller, She Persisted. Perfect for tiny activists, mini feminists and little kids who are ready to take on the world.
Women around the world have long dreamed big, even when they've been told their dreams didn't matter. They've spoken out, risen up and fought for what's right, even when they've been told to be quiet. Whether in science, the arts, sports or activism, women and girls throughout history have been determined to break barriers and change the status quo. They haven't let anyone get in their way and have helped us better understand our world and what's possible. In this companion book to She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World, Chelsea Clinton introduces readers to a group of thirteen incredible women who have shaped history all across the globe.
She Persisted Around the World is a book for everyone who has ever aimed high and been told to step down, for everyone who has ever raised their voice and been told to quiet down, and for everyone who has ever felt small, unimportant or unworthy.
Alexandra Boiger's vibrant artwork accompanies this inspiring text that shows readers of all ages that, no matter what obstacles come their way, they have the power to persist and succeed.
This book features: Marie Curie, Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, Viola Desmond, Sissi Lima do Amor, Leymah Gbowee, Caroline Herschel, Wangari Maathai, Aisha Rateb, J.K. Rowling, Kate Sheppard, Yuan Yuan Tan, Mary Verghese and Malala Yousafzai.
Praise for She Persisted Around the World:
"Clinton again writes in a measured tone that is at once celebratory and defiant. Boiger's watercolor and ink artwork exudes warmth and subtle power." --Publishers Weekly
Praise for She Persisted:
* "[A] lovely, moving work of children's literature [and a] polished introduction to a diverse and accomplished group of women." --Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Exemplary . . . This well-curated list will show children that women's voices have made themselves emphatically heard." --Booklist
"[She Persisted] will remind little girls that they can achieve their goals if they don't let obstacles get in the way." --Family Circle
"We can't wait to grab a copy for some of the awesome kids in our lives . . . and maybe some of the grown-ups, too." --Bustle
"A message we all need to hear." --Scary Mommy
"This will be a great read for kids (especially young girls)." --Romper
"We cannot wait for the launch of Smart Girl Chelsea Clinton's new book to help remind kids everywhere that the fearlessness that characterizes the thirteen women in the book is what has emboldened us to constantly strive for progress and justice." --Amy Poehler's Smart Girls
Clinton expands the reach of her bestselling picture book She Persisted, highlighting 13 women who have made history internationally. Her subjects include familiar contemporary figures J.K. Rowling and Malala Yousafzai, and others less widely recognizable: astronomer Caroline Herschel; suffragist and activist for indigenous Maori women, Kate Sheppard; and Viola Desmond, who refused to leave the whites-only section of a Canadian movie theater in 1946. Clinton again writes in a measured tone that is at once celebratory and defiant. Boiger's watercolor and ink artwork exudes warmth and subtle power, each spread carefully integrating colors and thematic elements germane to the subjects: Rowling's page features a dusky purple castle and a white owl in flight, while soccer player Sisleide Lima do Amor is surrounded by the colors of the Brazilian flag. Two brown-skinned children and a white child in a wheelchair bookend the story in an opening illustration, which shows them visiting a grand library, and again on a final spread. Clinton puts opportunity and responsibility in readers' hands: "So, speak up, rise up, dream big. These women did that and more. They persisted and so should you." Ages 4 8.
I enjoyed reading this book and plan to read it to my two little ones. Thank you CC.