Hilary Clinton’s daughter, 37, will release her book titled ‘She Persisted’ on 30 May 2017.
“Persistence has changed the course of history,” Clinton wrote when announcing the news on Twitter on 16 March.
“I’m so excited to share stories of girls and women who didn’t take no for answer.”
“I wrote this book for everyone who’s ever wanted to speak up but has been told to quiet down, for everyone who’s ever been made to feel less than,” Clinton said in a statement issued by the publisher, Penguin Young Readers.
Clinton’s book joins a small canon of books for young children that challenge gender stereotypes.
B.J. Epstein, senior lecturer in literature and public engagement at the
“How can girls have dreams if they don’t have role models? Sometimes it’s hard to imagine a way to live if you don’t see people doing it, and I think girls are done a disservice by the lack of literature that features strong females.”
With that in mind, we’ve rounded up seven more empowering reads below.
Princess Smartypants by Babette ColeAmazon
The Wonderful Things You Will BeAmazon
Goodnight Stories For Rebel GirlsAmazon
The Boy Who Cried FabulousAmazon
Rose Revere, EngineerAmazon
Not All Princesses Dress in PinkAmazon
Free to Be: You and MeAmazon