Tuesday, January 15, 2019

PICTURE BOOK - She Persisted: Around the World by Chelsea Clinton

Illustrated by  Alexandra Boiger
2018, Philomel Books
HC $17.99
32 pgs.
Goodreads rating:  4.44 - 806 ratings
My rating:  5 of course, my kind of book!
Endpapers:  solid red
Illustrations:  so perfect for this book of short entries on 13 different women!

1st line/s:  ""It's not always easy being a girl --- anywhere in the world.  It's especially challenging in some places.  There are countries where it's hard for girls to go to school and where women need their husbands' permission to get a passport or even to leave the house.  And all over the world, girls are more likely to be told to bew quiet, to sit down, to have smaller dreams..  Don't listen to those voices.  These thirteen women from actross the world didn't.  They persisted."

My comments:  Chelsea Clinton has done it again, she's chosen thirteen women from around the world to highlight, some well known and others that you may have never heard over, a perfect comination!
Sor Juana Ines De La Cruz  (Mexico) First published argument for a women's right to education
 in the Americas.
Caroline Herschel (Germany) First woman to discover a comet
Kate Sheppard (New Zealand) Women's activist - New Zealand became the 1st country to grant all women the right to vote!
Marie Curie (Poland) scientist
Viola Desmond (Canada) Canadian Civil Rights movement
Mary Verghese (India) founded the first functional rehabilitation center in India
Aisha Rateb (Egypt) fought for women in government
Wangari Maathai (Kenya) Green Belt Movement/Nobel Peace Prize, one of my heroes!
Joanne (J. K.) Rowling (England) Author......author extraordinaire!
Sisleide "Sissi" Lima do Amor (Brazil) Queen of Brazilian football
Leymah Gbowee (Liberia) Nobel Peace Prize
Yuan Yuan Tan (China) most famous female ballerina of all time
Malala Yousafzai (Pakistan) youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize winner, author, spokesperson

Goodreads:  The companion to She Persisted.
          Women around the world have long dreamed big, even when they've been told their dreams didn't matter. They've spoken out, risen up and fought for what's right, even when they've been told to be quiet. Whether in science, the arts, sports or activism, women and girls throughout history have been determined to break barriers and change the status quo. They haven't let anyone get in their way and have helped us better understand our world and what's possible. In this book, Chelsea Clinton introduces readers to a group of thirteen incredible women who have shaped history all across the globe.

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