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Chelsea Clinton Signs Children's Book, 'She Persisted,' at NYC Bookstore



    Chelsea Clinton Reads Her Book at NYC Bookstore

    Chelsea Clinton reads from her children's book, "She Persisted," at a bookstore in Manhattan. (Published Saturday, June 3, 2017)

    Parents and children packed a Manhattan bookstore Saturday to hear Chelsea Clinton read excerpts from her new book, "She Persisted."

    Among those in the audience, her dad Bill Clinton. 

    The book was published this week. It honors 13 American women "who never take no for an answer," including Harriet Tubman, Sonia Sotomayor and Oprah Winfrey. 

    "Sometimes, being a girl isn't easy," she read at the Barnes & Noble in Union Square. "At some point, someone will probably tell you no, will tell you to be quiet, and may even tell you your dreams are impossible. Don't listen to them."

    After the reading, she said she would take questions from the audience and sign copies of the book. 

    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."

    Chelsea Clinton has had a busy publishing career recently. In 2015, she released a book for young people about civic activism, "It's Your World." She and Devi Sridhar collaborated on a scholarly work, "Governing Global Health: Who Runs the World and Why?" which came out last month.