She Persisted Around the World: 13 Women Who Changed History by Chelsea Clinton

Watch a Penguin Books video of author Chelsea Clinton, introducing this book:

Written in the same style as She Persisted, this book's layout begins with a message of persistence and then highlights a woman, how she persisted, what she accomplished, a picture, and a quote. The 13 women are: Sor Juana Ines de La Cruz, Caroline Herschel, Kate Sheppard, Marie Curie, Viola Desmond, Mary Verghese, Alisha Rateb, Wangari Maathai, Joanne Rowling, Sissi, Leymah Gbowee, Yuan Yuan Tan, and Malala Yousafzai. The book concludes with an inspirational message to the reader, "they persisted and so should you".

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The message is clear, persistence is key AND that women ALL OVER THE WORLD have been doing it! Do not let anything hold you back. This is another introductory book to open your students minds to these different women, in hopes that they are interested in learning more about their lives and what they accomplished. 

As these women are from all around the world, I would point out the countries in which they are from and where it is located on the map. Because, I am a fan of the Butterfly Effect, I would encourage the students to share if any of these women's actions had a personal effect on them. I am looking forward to hearing these responses when I share this book in my future classroom. 

This book was read as a part of my #BookaDay Summer Reading Challenge. I am looking forward to my next read, already! Who knew that reading picture books would become so addicting! Until next time....

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