Graphic Novel Review 291/365: She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World

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Title: She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World 

Author(s): Chelsea Clinton and Alexandra Boiger

Publisher: Philomel/Penguin (2017)

Age Rating: All Ages

This book, inspired by the words Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said of Sen Elizabeth Warren about silencing her on the Senate floor, begins with these words:

“Sometimes being a girl isn’t easy.  At some point, someone probably will tell you no, will tell you to be quiet and may even tell you your dreams are impossible.  Don’t listen to them.  These thirteen American women certainly did not take no for an answer.”

The book then tells the story of thirteen American women that have made a large impact on our society.  A brief background/story of each woman appears on the left side of each splash-page, with an amazing drawing of the woman with a quotation from her on the right.  The women come from all backgrounds and cultures, punctuating how important diversity and women are to the expansion of our nation.  There is already a sequel to the book by Miss Clinton that focuses on women across the world, enforcing the themes and ideas in this book.

In a couple of years, I will give this book to my niece.  My wife and I will hopefully read it with her, and while I know she is being raised with the confidence and power to grow to be a strong, young opinionated woman.  We will reinforce those ideas, and we will persist in making her know how intelligent and powerful she can be.

Happy reading!

Eric

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