Chelsea Clinton has a new children's book coming in May which will tell the stories of 13 influential American women.
The publisher, Philomel Books, says the book will introduce readers to "women who never took no for an answer, and who always, inevitably and without fail, persisted."
Persistence has changed the course of history - I'm so excited to share stories of girls & women who didn't take no for answer on May 30th! pic.twitter.com/IMWWou6kBX— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) March 16, 2017
The book's title, "She Persisted," is a nod to Sen. Mitch McConnell's remarks about fellow senator Elizabeth Warren. Warren was formally silenced for reading a letter by Coretta Scott King while discussing Jeff Sessions' nomination for attorney general.
McConnell said of Warren, at the time, "She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted."
The phrase became a rallying cry for proponents of women's rights.
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Clinton's book, which is aimed at four- to eight-year-olds, will feature illustrations by Alexandra Boiger. It adds to a growing trend of children's books highlighting the accomplishments of women. Kate Schatz compiled the alphabet's worth of influential American women in her 2015 book, "Rad American Women: A to Z." Schatz followed it up last year with "Rad Women Worldwide." Rachel Ignotofsky wrote and illustrated "Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers who Changed the World" last year too.
"She Persisted" will profile Harriet Tubman, Helen Keller, Clara Lemlich, Nellie Bly, Maria Tallchief, Claudette Colvin, Ruby Bridges, Margaret Chase Smith, Sally Ride, Florence Griffith Joyner, Oprah Winfrey, Sonia Sotomayor and, according to the publisher, "one special cameo."
I'll give you one guess who that could be.