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She Persisted

She Persisted

13 American Women Who Changed the World

Book - 2017
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Profiles the lives of thirteen American women who have left their mark on U.S. history, including Harriet Tubman, Helen Keller, Margaret Chase Smith, and Oprah Winfrey.
Publisher: New York, NY :, Philomel Books,, [2017]
ISBN: 9781524741723
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Boiger, Alexandra - Illustrator


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Jan 12, 2021

This book was good. I wanted it to be great but with all of the truly excellent picture book biographies out there, including many, many about women, it only stacks up as good.
That said, still worth a read--nice to have some lesser known women in here and a solid starting place to read more about the subjects.

ArapahoeTina Mar 31, 2020

This is a book that should be in every girl's library. The text doesn't overwhelm and is perfectly suited for younger readers without being boring. The illustrations are beautifully crafted and the message is spot on and exactly what girls need to hear. Highly recommend.

Jan 19, 2019

Motivational, inspiring, and educational, but I felt it could have gone a little bit more in-depth.

ArapahoeSusan Aug 24, 2018

This is an inspirational book regardless of gender. These American stories of grit and determination are about believing in yourself and doing what is right in spite of what others around you believe. I really loved the inspirational quotes from each individual like this one from Margaret Chase Smith - "The right way is not always the popular and easy way. Standing for right when it is unpopular is a true test of moral character."

Jun 23, 2018

Would love to read it to some children and get their reaction. I thought I was pretty well informed but found some women to admire that I wasn't aware of before! Thanks Chelsea.

CatherineG_1 Apr 24, 2018

Loved this book. Clinton features 13 girls and women who faced challenges but persisted.
The choices were excellent from every walk of life. Was astounded to find out the Apgar score which is used worldwide was invented by a woman! I always assumed that this was done by a man. Great book to show girls that women can do anything in any occupation!

JCLHeatherM Feb 18, 2018

Celebrate feminism at its greatest, represented through decades of determination, grit, ingenuity, heroism, and persistence.

Jan 11, 2018

Chelsea Clinton has written a book that will inspire generations of girls to come. By talking about thirteen women who made history or changed the course of history simply by persisting, Clinton has presented role models for girls to emulate.As Astronaut Sally Ride has been quoted in the book, "Young girls need to see role models in whatever careers they may choose, just so they can picture themselves doing those jobs someday." Clinton has given examples of women who "soared" and who will truly inspire girls. A very well-written and well-illustrated book.

ArapahoeLesley Oct 29, 2017

A great collection of inspiring women!

Aug 25, 2017

A short and lovely book. In an ideal world this would be read to each young girl, then she would read it for herself, commit it to memory and make it a guide in her life. Oh, and it's safe for boys too.

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Jul 22, 2017

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