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Chelsea Clinton writes children’s book, ‘She Persisted’

NEW YORK — Chelsea Clinton has written a children’s book, with a sharply worded title.

The book is called “She Persisted” and comes out May 30, Penguin Young Readers announced Thursday. Clinton will honor 13 American women “who never take no for an answer,” including Harriet Tubman, Sonia Sotomayor and Oprah Winfrey. “She Persisted” will also feature a “special” and unidentified cameo, presumably Clinton’s mother, Hillary Clinton. The book will be illustrated by Alexandra Boiger.

“I wrote this book for everyone who’s ever wanted to speak up but has been told to quiet down ...” Chelsea Clinton said in a statement. “The 13 women in ‘She Persisted’ all overcame adversity to help shape our country ... With this book, I want to send a message to young readers around the country — and the world — that persistence is power.”

The title refers to a comment by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell after the silencing of Sen. Elizabeth Warren during a debate about the confirmation of attorney general nominee Jeff Sessions.

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