She Persisted Around the World: 13 Women Who Changed History

She Persisted Around the World: 13 Women Who Changed History


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The companion to Chelsea Clinton & Alexandra Boiger's #1 New York Times bestseller, She Persisted. Perfect for tiny activists, mini feminists and little kids who are ready to take on the world.

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 companion book to She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World, Chelsea Clinton introduces readers to a group of thirteen incredible women who have shaped history all across the globe.

She Persisted Around the World is a book for everyone who has ever aimed high and been told to step down, for everyone who has ever raised their voice and been told to quiet down, and for everyone who has ever felt small, unimportant or unworthy.

Alexandra Boiger's vibrant artwork accompanies this inspiring text that shows readers of all ages that, no matter what obstacles come their way, they have the power to persist and succeed.

This book features: Marie Curie, Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, Viola Desmond, Sissi Lima do Amor, Leymah Gbowee, Caroline Herschel, Wangari Maathai, Aisha Rateb, J.K. Rowling, Kate Sheppard, Yuan Yuan Tan, Mary Verghese and Malala Yousafzai.

Praise for She Persisted Around the World:

"Clinton again writes in a measured tone that is at once celebratory and defiant. Boiger's watercolor and ink artwork exudes warmth and subtle power." —Publishers Weekly

Praise for She Persisted:

* "[A] lovely, moving work of children's literature [and a] polished introduction to a diverse and accomplished group of women." —Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Exemplary . . . This well-curated list will show children that women's voices have made themselves emphatically heard." —Booklist

"[She Persisted] will remind little girls that they can achieve their goals if they don't let obstacles get in the way." —Family Circle

"We can't wait to grab a copy for some of the awesome kids in our lives . . . and maybe some of the grown-ups, too." —Bustle

"A message we all need to hear." —Scary Mommy

"This will be a great read for kids (especially young girls)." —Romper

"We cannot wait for the launch of Smart Girl Chelsea Clinton's new book to help remind kids everywhere that the fearlessness that characterizes the thirteen women in the book is what has emboldened us to constantly strive for progress and justice." —Amy Poehler's Smart Girls

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780525516996
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 03/06/2018
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 49,900
Product dimensions: 11.10(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Chelsea Clinton is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the WorldShe Persisted Around the World: 13 Women Who Changed HistoryDon't Let Them Disappear: 12 Endangered Species Across the Globe; It's Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going!; Start Now!: You Can Make a Difference and, with Devi Sridhar, Governing Global Health: Who Runs the World and Why? She is also the Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation, where she works on many initiatives, including those that help empower the next generation of leaders. She lives in New York City with her husband, Marc, their children and their dog, Soren. You can follow Chelsea Clinton on Twitter @ChelseaClinton or on Facebook at

Alexandra Boiger has illustrated nearly twenty picture books, including She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World by Chelsea Clinton, the popular Tallulah series by Marilyn Singer, and the Max and Marla books, which she also wrote. Originally from Munich, Germany, she now lives outside of San Francisco, California, with her husband, Andrea, daughter, Vanessa, and two cats, Luiso and Winter. You can visit Alexandra Boiger online at

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She Persisted Around the World: 13 Women Who Changed History 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Stacy_Renee More than 1 year ago
This is the companion to She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed History which I loved, but this time around we are discovering 13 women who persisted all over the world. These books have an important theme and message; that it isn't always easy to be a girl, and is even harder to reach your goals, but they are always possible. I love that the words she persisted are in every single mini-biography in this book. Even better, it's highlighted! It is a good reminder of what can be accomplished if only you ignore the naysayers and persist. The illustrations in these books are wonderful. Some depict the person of interest as a child and an adult, in their profession or in the situation that brought them into the spotlight, doing the things they became famous for doing, and with hints of where they were born or lived as well. They bring these women to life and show us what their lives were about, how they helped others, and how they changed the world. Each mini-biography also includes an insightful quote. I especially love the one attributed to Sor Juana Inez de la Cruz that says, "I don't study to know more but to ignore less." I often feel that way about reading; that I read more not just to learn more but to understand more. Which is why this is such an important read and a great addition to any little girl's personal library!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVED learning about new women I didn't know! There is so much that goes on unsung in this world. I love that these books try and fix that.
LynnLD More than 1 year ago
Anyway! This book is a great way to offer encouragement to young girls as Chelsea Clinton gives short biographies on 13 courageous women who helped change the world. Each stood up against the odds as they went forth and fought for what was in their hearts and each remarkable woman hailed from different countries around the world.