Chelsea Clin­ton pens chil­dren’s book

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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.”

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