Aug 13, 2021 - Politics & Policy

"She Persisted": Chelsea Clinton children's series to expand with 11 new books

Chelsea Clinton signs copies of her new book 'She Persisted Around the World: 13 Women Who Changed History' at Indigo Sherway on April 11, 2018 in Toronto, Canada.
Chelsea Clinton signs copies of her book, April 11, 2018, in Toronto, Canada. Photo: George Pimentel/Getty Images

Chelsea Clinton is slated to publish or collaborate on 10 new chapter books and a picture book in 2022 as part of her popular "She Persisted" children's series, according to Philomel Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House.

The big picture: The picture book — "She Persisted in Science: Brilliant Women Who Made a Difference," set to come out March 1 — will honor Florence Nightingale, Jane Goodall, Greta Thunberg and other pioneering women, per AP.

  • The subsequent chapter books include works on Coretta Scott King, Maya Lin, Malala Yousafzai and Temple Grandin, and will be written by authors including Kelly Starling Lyons and Tae Keller.
  • Clinton will work with illustrators Alexandra Boiger and Gillian Flint on the books.

What she's saying: "It’s always the right time to share inspirational stories about women who have persisted in science, and it feels particularly important now to shine a light on women scientists and their contributions to our shared public health, the fight against climate change, and so much more," Clinton said in a statement, per AP.

  • "Together we’ll share in-depth stories about ten more inspirational woman who show young readers that they can dream big, persist, and make a big difference."
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