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."
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.
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!
Celebrate feminism at its greatest, represented through decades of determination, grit, ingenuity, heroism, and persistence.
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.
A great collection of inspiring women!
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.
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.
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.
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.
eo206 thinks this title is suitable for 4 years and over
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