Chelsea Clinton pens children’s book
Chelsea Clinton NEW YORK — 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.The title refers to a comment – now a catchphrase – by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell after the silencing of Sen. Elizabeth Warren during a debate in February about the confirmation of attorney general nominee Jeff Sessions. Warren, a Democrat, opposed the nomination and was speaking against it on the Senate floor when Republicans invoked a little-known rule to stop her.
“Sen. Warren was giving a lengthy speech,” McConnell later explained. “She had appeared to violate the rule. She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted.”