She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World
The author Chelsea Clinton takes us through this celebration of women who despite facing all kinds of adversities, they persisted. These 13 women helped shape our country and continue to do so by using their voices to bring perspectives. Some of these women include Harriet Tubman, Helen Keller, Ruby Bridges, Margaret Chase Smith, Oprah Winfrey, Sonia Sotomayor among other stella women.
Think about being a young child in seeing someone that may look like you, or whose upbringing is similar to yours. That child will see through the pages of a book that things are possible. Things might be hard but things are possible. As a minority, immigrant and Latina myself, I see Sonia Sotomayor and I beam. She knew she would have to speak English as well as she spoke Spanish in order to serve as a judge. She saw other fictional judges on TV but Sonia Sotomayor becomes the first Latina Supreme Court Justice in US History. Oh my friends, of course I am beaming. She is my inspiration and the inspiration of many. She continues to remind me that I CAN.
This book falls in the category of Every Classroom Library MUST HAVE this book.
"So, if anyone ever tells you no, if anyone ever says your voice isn't important, or your dreams are too big, remember these women.
They persisted and so should you."