Chelsea Clinton will publish a children’s book whose title is inspired by the attempt to silence Sen. Elizabeth Warren that drew outrage from women’s rights activists.
“She Persisted” will feature stories of 13 American women who have overcome adversity to make important contributions to society, she said on Twitter.
Persistent comics were energized. One said: “Ma’am, you’re in possession of a stolen meme belonging to a Miss Elizabeth Warren. Going to have to see your receipt.”
Another said: “I hope Juanita Broderick writes a book called ‘He Persisted’ about rapists like Chelsea’s dad.”
The announcement by Hillary Clinton’s daughter came over a month after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican, tried to silence Warren, a Democrat, as she gave a speech. He later complained that “nevertheless, she persisted”.
His words soon became a battle cry for women — showing up on T-shirts, tatoos and social media.
“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,” Clinton said in a statement.
“With this book, I want to send a message to young readers around the country — and the world — that persistence is power.”
The women whose stories will be featured in the picture book include anti-slavery crusader Harriet Tubman, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor and media mogul Oprah Winfrey, the book’s publisher Penguin Random House said in a statement.
The book will be published on May 30, Clinton said.
Clinton, a 37-year-old mother of two and first daughter in the Bill Clinton White House, has previously published the New York Times bestseller “It’s Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going,” aimed at young teenagers.
— Reuters contributed to this report.
Maam you’re in possession of a stolen meme belonging to a Miss Elizabeth Warren. Going to have to see your receipt.https://t.co/zl2PLuMMLT
— Will Ross (@SawmillLoris) March 16, 2017
— Frank Thorp V (@frankthorp) March 16, 2017
I forget, is Chelsea Clinton’s new book, “She Persisted”, about Jaunita Broaddrick or Paula Jones?
— Rex Tillerson (@RexTilllerson) March 16, 2017
@CBSNews I hope Juanita Broderick writes a book called “He Persisted” about rapists like Chelsea’s dad “who didn’t take no for an answer.”
— Veronica 🇺🇸 (@PotluckPolitico) March 17, 2017
“She persisted” is going to be Chelsea Clinton’s slogan
“Although nobody wanted her to run, she persisted & lost by 300 electoral votes”
— Sean Spicier (@sean_spicier) March 16, 2017
Hillary’s making an appearance in Chelsea’s new children’s book “She Persisted.” She needs a chapter title. Vote/suggest/RT #TheExistence
— Peter Douche (@AngryBerner) March 16, 2017
Chelsea Clinton has a new children’s book, She Persisted, about dodging sniper fire and jogging in NYC on 9/11 – dedicated to Webb Hubbell.
— Jeff (@censoredcensus) March 16, 2017
She Persisted- Nana Goes to Prison should be Chelsea Clintons new children’s book. pic.twitter.com/FcKQObCwac
— Nan4Trump (@nanbreeding) March 16, 2017
Chelsea Clinton “She Persisted” through what? An entitled life as photo prop for her deviant daddy & money laundering momma?
— Fred Wimpy (@fredwimpy) March 16, 2017
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