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Chelsea Clinton plans new children’s book: ‘She Persisted’

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Chelsea Clinton is penning a new children’s book called “She Persisted.”

The book will tell the stories of “women who overcame immense opposition to achieve their goals,” according to Entertainment Weekly, which was first to report news of its release on Thursday.

Some of the women profiled in the picture book will include Harriet Tubman, Florence Griffith Joyner, Oprah Winfrey and Helen Keller. The magazine also suggests that former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton could be making a “cameo” in her daughter’s book.

“Nevertheless, she persisted” has become a rallying cry of sorts since Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) used those words in February while blocking Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) from speaking on the Senate floor against the nomination of then-Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) for attorney general.

“She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted,” McConnell said at the time.

Days later, more than 100 women in Minneapolis got tattoos of the words tattooed. The phrase has also appeared in memes and at anti-Trump protests.

“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,” Chelsea Clinton said in a statement.

“The 13 women in ‘She Persisted’ all overcame adversity to help shape our country — sometimes through speaking out, sometimes by staying seated, sometimes by captivating an audience,” the 37-year-old mom of two — who authored her first children’s book, “It’s Your World,” in 2015 — said.

“With this book, I want to send a message to young readers around the country — and the world — that persistence is power.”

Clinton’s book is poised to be released in May.

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