She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World

12 min. Weston Woods. 2018. ISBN 9781338335262
K-Gr 3—The lives of 13 courageous and inspiring women who overcame incredible odds to help others are introduced in this superbly narrated adaptation of the text by Chelsea Clinton. Alexandra Boiger's illustrations depict the journey on the underground railroad as Harriet Tubman helps lead others to safety. A young Florence Griffith Joyner runs across the Mojave desert and wins the 100 and 200 meter sprints. Sonia Sotomayor dreams of being a judge as a little girl. Other featured women include Helen Keller, Clara Lemlich, Nellie Bly, Virginia Apgar, Maria Tallchief, Claudette Colvin, Ruby Bridges, Margaret Chase Smith, Sally Ride, and Oprah Winfrey. An inspiring score combined with the positive message of the text makes this adaptation a must-see, especially for young girls.

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