She Persisted is a series of books by multiple authors that covers inspirational women who never took no for an answer and always persisted. The original book, She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World was written by Chelsea Clinton with Alexandra Boiger on board as an illustrator. The series has continued to focus on individual women and women in their own fields of accomplishment.

The book series begins with She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World and then continues with She Persisted Around the World: 13 Women Who Changed History and She Persisted in Sports: American Olympians Who Changed the Game. After that, the series switched to focus on individual women’s stories in standalone chapter books. The series is for little kids who are future activists and feminists.

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Publication Order of She Persisted Books

Ella Fitzgerald (By: Andrea Davis Pinkney)(2002)Description / Buy at
Stella Batts Something Blue (By: Courtney Sheinmel)(2014)Description / Buy at
13 American Women Who Changed the World (By: Chelsea Clinton)(2017)Description / Buy at
She Persisted Around the World (By: Chelsea Clinton)(2018)Description / Buy at
She Persisted in Sports: American Olympians Who Changed the Game (By: Chelsea Clinton)(2020)Description / Buy at
Harriet Tubman (By: Andrea Davis Pinkney)(2021)Description / Buy at
Claudette Colvin (By: Lesa Cline-Ransome)(2021)Description / Buy at
Sally Ride (By: Atia Abawi)(2021)Description / Buy at
Virginia Apgar (By: Sayantani DasGupta)(2021)Description / Buy at
Nellie Bly (By: Michelle Knudsen)(2021)Description / Buy at
Sonia Sotomayor (By: Meg Medina)(2021)Description / Buy at
Florence Griffith Joyner (By: Rita Williams-Garcia)(2021)Description / Buy at
Ruby Bridges (By: Kekla Magoon)(2021)Description / Buy at
Clara Lemlich (By: Deborah Heiligman)(2021)Description / Buy at
Margaret Chase Smith (By: Ruby Shamir)(2021)Description / Buy at
Maria Tallchief (By: Christine Day)(2021)Description / Buy at
Helen Keller (By: Courtney Sheinmel)(2021)Description / Buy at
Oprah Winfrey (By: Renée Watson)(2021)Description / Buy at
Wangari Maathai (By: Eucabeth A. Odhiambo)(2022)Description / Buy at
She Persisted in Science: Brilliant Women Who Made a Difference (By: Chelsea Clinton)(2022)Description / Buy at
Temple Grandin (By: Lyn Miller-Lachmann)(2022)Description / Buy at
Patsy Mink (By: Tae Keller)(2022)Description / Buy at
Patsy Mink (By: Tae Keller)(2022)Description / Buy at
Malala Yousafzai (By: Aisha Saeed)(2022)Description / Buy at
Diana Taurasi (By: Monica Brown)(2022)Description / Buy at
Wilma Mankiller (By: Traci Sorell)(2022)Description / Buy at
Maya Lin (By: Grace Lin)(2022)Description / Buy at
Rosalind Franklin (By: Kimberly Brubaker Bradley)(2022)Description / Buy at
Dorothy Height (By: Kelly Starling Lyons)(2023)Description / Buy at
Florence Nightingale (By: Alexandra Boiger,Chelsea Clinton,Gillian Flint,Shelli R. Johannes)(2023)Description / Buy at
Pura Belpré (By: Meg Medina,Marilisa Jimenez Garcia)(2023)Description / Buy at
Simone Biles (By: Kekla Magoon)(2023)Description / Buy at

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She Persisted Around the World: 13 Women Who Changed History is the second book in the series. This one continues the theme of finding women who dreamed big and did whatever it took to achieve those dreams. Even when told to be quiet, these women persisted and fought for what’s right and to make a name for themselves. This book features chapters on J.K Rowling, Marie Curie, Viola Desmond, and Kate Sheppard.

One of the individual biography chapter books is She Persisted: Sally Ride written by Atia Abawi. Ride broke barriers by becoming the first American woman (and third overall) to go to space when she made the trip in 1983. That would be enough for most people to earn their place in history, but Ride didn’t stop there. She took her experience after leaving NASA and went on to create science and engineering programs that would help other girls and women make their own dreams come true.

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