Chelsea Clinton, Meg Medina and Rita Williams-Garcia for SHE PERSISTED: SONIA SOTOMAYOR & SHE PERSISTED: FLORENCE GRIFFITH JOYNER

Loyalty is thrilled to welcome Chelsea Clinton, Meg Medina and Rita Williams-Garcia for an inspiring conversation and live audience Q&A where they will discuss SHE PERSISTED: SONIA SOTOMAYOR and SHE PERSISTED: FLORENCE GRIFFITH JOYNER, the sixth and seventh nonfiction books in the chapter book series inspired by Chelsea Clinton’s #1 New York Times bestselling picture book, She Persisted! Traci Thomas of The Stacks Podcast will be our moderator for the event!

This is a free event, but you must register on Crowdcast to attend. Please consider buying a copy of SHE PERSISTED: SONIA SOTOMAYOR and pre-ordering a copy of SHE PERSISTED: FLORENCE GRIFFITH JOYNER for yourself or for donation to our nonprofit partner, An Open Book Foundation. If you're donating your copy, you can leave a note in the comments section during checkout. Purchased copies of either book will include signed bookplates, while supplies last. Please note that copies of SHE PERSISTED: FLORENCE GRIFFITH JOYNER will ship on or after June 29, 2021.

ABOUT THE BOOKS
A new chapter book series about women who stood up, spoke up and rose up against the odds!

Sonia Sotomayor is the first Latina Supreme Court Justice in the history of the United States, but her road there wasn't easy. She overcame many challenges along the way, including a diagnosis of diabetes at age seven. But she didn't let that stop her from achieving her dream and inspiring children all over the world to work hard and believe in themselves.

Considered the fastest woman of all time, three-time Olympic gold medalist Florence Griffith Joyner, also known as Flo Jo, set two world records in 1988 that still stand today. But getting there wasn't easy, and Flo Jo had to overcome many challenges along the way.

A new installment of this amazing series will publish each month throughout 2021, with a bonus edition in December. Each 80 page book, aimed at ages 6-9, focuses on one of the 13 women featured in She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World, and features an introduction by Chelsea Clinton, cover art by Alexandra Boiger, and black and white interior illustrations by Gillian Flint. You can learn more here: www.shepersistedbooks.com

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Chelsea Clinton is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling picture book She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World, which was praised in a starred review by Publishers Weekly
as a “lovely, moving work of children's literature [and a] polished introduction to a diverse and accomplished group of women."; She is also the author of Grandma’s Gardens, co-written with Hillary Rodham Clinton, as well as the New York Times bestsellers She Persisted in Sports, Don’t Let Them Disappear; Start Now! You Can Make a Difference; She Persisted Around the World: 13 Women Who Changed History; It’s Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going!; The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience, co-written with Hillary Rodham Clinton; and Governing Global Health: Who Runs the World and Why?, co-written with Devi Sridhar. Chelsea Clinton is the Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation, where she works on many initiatives including those that help to empower the next generation of leaders. She lives in New York City with her husband, Marc, their children, and their dog, Soren. You can follow her on Twitter at @ChelseaClinton or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/chelseaclinton.

Meg Medina (megmedina.com) is a New York Times bestselling and award-winning author who writes for children and teens. She has won numerous awards for her work, including the Ezra Jack Keats Writer Award as well as the Pura Belpré Award and Honor. She is the 2019 Newbery Medal winner for her novel Merci Suárez Changes Gears. When she is not writing, she works on community projects that support Latinx youth. She lives with her family in Richmond, Virginia. You can follow Meg on Twitter @meg_medina and on Instagram @megmedinabooks.

Rita Williams-Garcia (rita-williamsgarcia.squarespace.com) is the celebrated author of novels for young adults and middle grade readers. Her most recent novel, Clayton Byrd Goes Underground, won the 2018 NAACP Image Award for Literature for Youth/Teens and was a 2017 National Book Award Finalist. Williams-Garcia is most known for her Coretta Scott King Author Award-winning Gaither Sisters trilogy that begins with One Crazy Summer, recipient of the Newbery Honor and the Scott O'Dell Prize for Historical Fiction. She is a three-time National Book Award Finalist. She holds a BA in liberal arts from Hofstra University and an MA in English from Queens College at CUNY. She lives in Queens with her husband. You can follow her on Twitter @Onecrazyrita.

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Thursday, June 17, 2021 - 6:00pm
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She Persisted: Sonia Sotomayor Cover Image
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