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She Persisted: Maria Tallchief by [Christine Day, Chelsea Clinton, Alexandra Boiger, Gillian Flint]
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She Persisted: Harriet Tubman She Persisted: Claudette Colvin She Persisted: Sally Ride She Persisted: Virginia Apgar She Persisted: Nellie Bly
Harriet’s courage made it possible for her to help others reach freedom. Claudette stood up for what was right and fought for equality, fairness, and justice. Sally broke down barriers and made her dreams come true. Virginia developed a test—now named after her—to check the health of newborn babies. It’s still used today! Nellie never gave up on her dreams and helped so many people along the way.
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She Persisted: Sonia Sotomayor She Persisted: Florence Griffith Joyner She Persisted: Ruby Bridges She Persisted: Clara Lemlich She Persisted: Margaret Chase Smith
Sonia became the first Latina Supreme Court Justice of the United States, inspiring children all over the world to believe in themselves. Florence, also known as Flo Jo, is a three-time Olympic gold medalist, but faced many challenges along the way. Ruby was just six years old when she integrated into an all-white elementary school. Clara fought for the rights of factory workers in New York City and improved their working conditions forever. Margaret was the first woman to serve in both the House and the Senate, creating more opportunities for women across the United States.
She Persisted: Maria Tallchief She Persisted: Helen Keller She Persisted: Oprah Winfrey
She Persisted: Maria Tallchief She Persisted: Helen Keller She Persisted: Oprah Winfrey
Maria became America’s first prima ballerina, all while staying true to herself and her Osage heritage. Despite losing her sight and hearing as a young child, Helen graduated college, wrote books, and stood up for equal rights. Oprah has inspired generations of women through her activism and philanthropy.

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Praise for She Persisted: Maria Tallchief:
"A rich, clear picture of how one iconic Native dancer persisted." --Publishers Weekly

"Inspiringly shows how Maria Tallchief persisted and made her dreams come true." --Kirkus Reviews

"The Indigenous author provides a unique perspective on Tallchief’s story by teaching readers about the land and tribal nations of the regions where the dancer lived . . . interesting, straightforward, and easy to read." --School Library Journal

Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.

Dear Reader,

As Sally Ride and Marian Wright Edelman both powerfully said, “You can’t be what you can’t see.” When Sally Ride said that, she meant that it was hard to dream of being an astronaut, like she was, or a doctor or an athlete or anything at all if you didn’t see someone like you who already had lived that dream. She especially was talking about seeing women in jobs that historically were held by men. 

I wrote the first She Persisted and the books that came after it because I wanted young girls—and children of all genders—to see women who worked hard to live their dreams. And I wanted all of us to see examples of persistence in the face of different challenges to help inspire us in our own lives. 

I’m so thrilled now to partner with a sisterhood of writers to bring longer, more in-depth versions of these stories of women’s persistence and achievement to readers. I hope you enjoy these chapter books as much as I do and find them inspiring and empowering. 

And remember: If anyone ever tells you no, if anyone ever says your voice isn’t important or your dreams are too big, remember these women. They persisted and so should you.

Chelsea Clinton

Chapter 1: Osage
Chapter 2: Student
Chapter 3: First Performance
Chapter 4: Rising Star
Chapter 5: Breaking Barriers
Chapter 6: A Legacy
How You Can Persist

Chapter 1

When Elizabeth Marie Tall Chief was born, there were few American ballet stars. She would become one of the first. And to this day, she remains one of the most famous and celebrated dancers in history.

We know her as Maria Tallchief. Growing up, she was nicknamed Betty.
--This text refers to the paperback edition.

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B08VRLJQR6
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Philomel Books (November 16, 2021)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ November 16, 2021
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 17780 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 75 pages
  • Page numbers source ISBN ‏ : ‎ 0593115813
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
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Christine Day (Upper Skagit) grew up in Seattle, nestled between the sea, the mountains, and the pages of her favorite books. Her debut novel, I Can Make This Promise, was a best book of the year from Kirkus, School Library Journal, NPR, and the Chicago Public Library, as well as a Charlotte Huck Award Honor Book, and an American Indian Youth Literature Award Honor Book. Her second novel, The Sea in Winter, is coming to shelves on January 5, 2021. She also wrote the forthcoming She Persisted: Maria Tallchief, an early reader biography in a new series inspired by Chelsea Clinton’s bestselling picture book. Christine lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband.

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