'She Persisted:' Chelsea Clinton plans children's book on inspirational women

Chelsea Clinton signs copies of her book 'It's Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going!' at Books and Books Gables on Oct. 22, 2015. (JLN Photography/

The daughter of the woman who nearly became the nation’s first female president is compiling a children’s book about inspirational women in American history.

Entertainment Weekly revealed Thursday that Chelsea Clinton, daughter of Bill and Hillary Clinton, is writing “She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World.” The title is a reference to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s silencing of Sen. Elizabeth Warren on the Senate floor last month during a debate over Jeff Sessions’ nomination for attorney general.

The picture book will be illustrated by Alexandra Boiger and will feature women who “overcame immense opposition to achieve their goals,” according to The list includes Harriet Tubman, Helen Keller, Sally Ride, Oprah Winfrey, and Sonia Sotomayor.

“I wrote this book for everyone who’s ever wanted to speak up but has been told to quiet down, for everyone who’s ever been made to feel less than… With this book, I want to send a message to young readers around the country—and the world—that persistence is power,” Chelsea Clinton said in a statement.

The former First Daughter's increasingly vocal criticism of the Trump administration on Twitter has fueled speculation about her own political future.

“She Persisted” is scheduled for release on May 30. Entertainment Weekly hinted that it may somehow involve a cameo by Clinton’s mother.

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