Chelsea Clinton, daughter of failed Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, announced Thursday she will be releasing her new children’s book titled, She Persisted.
The book will feature a collection of 13 women “who never took ‘no’ for an answer” and rose to prominence in American history.
Featured among the women listed is Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., whose rallying cry not only inspired the creation of the book, but its title as well.
The moment of inspiration came in February, when Warren refused to follow a Senate rule which forbids disparaging comments against other senators. A vote was called to censure Warren, which passed 49-43.
“She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said of the discipline,
While many would likely claim McConnell was justified for enforcing rules of decency and proper decorum on the Senate floor, Clinton sees it differently.
“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,” said Clinton.
“The 13 women in She Persisted all overcame adversity to help shape our country — sometimes through speaking out, sometimes by staying seated, sometimes by captivating an audience,” Clinton continued.
“With this book, I want to send a message to young readers around the country, and the world, that persistence is power,” Clinton added.
Although Warren is seen as one of the most radical leftists elected to the Senate, many Democrats hope she will come to lead the party in the wake of Hillary Clinton’s crushing defeat in last year’s presidential election.
This is not the first book written by Chelsea Clinton. She released a book in 2015 titled, It’s Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going, in addition to a book published in January, Governing Global Health: Who Runs the World and Why?
The latter was an extremely poor seller and is currently ranked 128,444th on Amazon’s best-sellers list.
Asked by The Daily Mail whether any of the proceeds from the book project will go to charity, Clinton’s publisher, Penguin Young Readers, refused to comment.
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