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, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2017
ISBN: 9781524741723
Branch Call Number: 920 Cl
Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Boiger, Alexandra


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From Nelly Bly to Helen Keller, the profiles of these 13 women encourage young readers to persevere in the face of adversity. JNF 920 Cl

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.

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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.

Nov 28, 2017

Great profiles of prolific women in America that changed the course of history and subsequently the future for all woman everywhere. Excellent for inspiring the young women of today and educating all about these important historical figures ranging from astronomy, anesthesiologists, entertainment, sports, and more.

ArapahoeLesley Oct 29, 2017

A great collection of inspiring women!

VaughanPLSarahN Sep 09, 2017

This collection of quick profiles of important women in American history is good for inspiring young girls or for diversifying American history discussions with young people.

coloradobuck Aug 03, 2017

It was a great concept. Each woman gets about a paragraph to explain why she changed the world and there is a quote from each woman that I found engaging. I had never even heard of some of the women in here and feel some important ones were left out! Nonetheless, it is inspiring and it explains the meaning of "persisting" as you read through the hardships each woman encountered.

Aug 01, 2017

Very good. Children’s book; thirteen very short notes on important women in history. Suitable for reading to little kids and interesting for bigger kids and adults. Abbreviated vignettes could steer a persistent person to find fuller biographical material. Charming illustrations by Alexandra Boiger. Although I agree it would have been better with an Asian story, I would like to note that the illustrations do include asian children.

LPL_TriciaK Jul 31, 2017

The latest entry in the field of books encouraging young girls to become leaders and agents of change.

If you are wondering why Hillary Clinton wasn't included in her daughter's book, here's an article from the Washington Post with Chelsea's explanation.

sopapen Jul 25, 2017

I agree with the other comments regarding the absence of American Asian women who persisted as well as it being too short. On the other hand, I did like the simplicity of the text which would allow for younger children to be able to follow and read.

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Jul 22, 2017

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