Exciting news for Chelsea Clinton fans: Marie Claire has learned the author, activist, and global health advocate will publish another book as part of her She Persisted (opens in new tab) series—She Persisted in Sports: American Olympians Who Changed the Game—out May 19, 2020.
The third installment of the picture book series, written by Clinton and illustrated by Alexandra Boiger, includes inspiring stories about athletes including Mia Hamm, Simone Biles, Kristi Yamaguchi, and Serena Williams. Clinton recently highlighted Williams in her 2019 tome, The Book of Gutsy Women: (opens in new tab)Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience (opens in new tab), which she co-wrote with her mother, Hillary Clinton.
"I was lucky enough to cheer for the Williams sisters in person during the 2000 Olympics and at multiple Grand Slam matches in the years since," she reflects in the text (opens in new tab). "I’m always inspired by their focus on the court and their support for each other there and everywhere else."
She Persisted in Sports
Clinton's New York Times best-selling She Persisted series has sold thousands of copies since the first book's release in 2017. She Persisted (opens in new tab) highlights 13 American women who shaped our country, while the second book, She Persisted Around the World (opens in new tab), chronicles 13 history-making women across the globe. When discussing groundbreakers like Marie Curie and Malala Yousafzai, Clinton told Marie Claire in 2018 (opens in new tab) how proud she is of the Parkland students' persistence when they created the #NeverAgain movement after the tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (opens in new tab) the same year. Now, She Persisted in Sports will present to children—and adults!—the incredible stories of people who are breaking records...and quite literally changing the game.
"I have been overwhelmed by the response to the She Persisted series which celebrates strong women who have persevered, against the odds, to make a difference for themselves and our world," Clinton stated in a press release. "And my hope is that this book will similarly inspire and empower young readers—girls and boys alike—to dream big and know that with imagination and persistence, they too can change a sport, community, country, and our world for the better."
Pre-order a copy of She Persisted in Sports here (opens in new tab).
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Rachel Epstein is an editor at Marie Claire, where she writes and edits culture, politics, and lifestyle stories ranging from op-eds to profiles to ambitious packages. She also manages the site’s virtual book club, #ReadWithMC. Offline, she’s likely watching a Heat game, finding a new coffee shop, or analyzing your cousin's birth chart—in no particular order.
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