Chelsea Clinton has written a children's book, with a sharply worded title.
The book is called "She Persisted" and comes out May 30, Penguin Young Readers announced Thursday. Clinton will honor 13 American women "who never take no for an answer," including Harriet Tubman, Sonia Sotomayor and Oprah Winfrey. "She Persisted" will also feature a "special" and unidentified cameo, presumably Clinton's mother, Hillary Clinton. The book will be illustrated by Alexandra Boiger.
"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. With this book, I want to send a message to young readers around the country — and the world — that persistence is power."
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.
Shaq furnishes home of Atlanta girl who survived dog attack
ATLANTA (AP) — Shaquille O'Neal has bought new furniture for the family of a 5-year-old Atlanta girl who survived a dog attack that left another child dead.
WAGA-TV reports Syari Sanders returned home this week after being hospitalized since the Jan. 17 attack. Sanders and 6-year-old Logan Braatz were walking to a bus stop when they were attacked by two dogs. Braatz died from his injuries. The dogs' owner has been charged with involuntary manslaughter and reckless conduct.
O'Neal met Sanders and her family at an Atlanta furniture store and picked up the tab for new items. The family tells WAGA that the former NBA star and current TNT analyst has been involved with the family since the attack.
Rock Hall to celebrate 50 years of Rolling Stone magazine
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will celebrate 50 years of Rolling Stone magazine in a new exhibit set to open this spring in Cleveland.
The Rock Hall says the exhibit will explore the magazine's archive of award-winning music and political and cultural reporting. It will open in conjunction with the release of the book, "50 Years of Rolling Stone."
The exhibit will include rarely heard stories, original manuscripts, music reviews and audio interviews that spotlight the artists, writers and others who shared a special partnership with the magazine that debuted in 1967.
Highlights of cover images reaching back to rock 'n' roll pioneers such as Elvis Presley and Chuck Berry also will be included in the exhibit that opens May 5. It will close in November 2017.
Demi Lovato on 5 years sober: 'It's been quite the journey'
Demi Lovato is celebrating five years of sobriety.
The 24-year-old singer celebrated with an Instagram post on Wednesday. She writes that "it's been quite the journey," adding, "so many times I wanted to relapse but sat on my hands and begged God to relieve the obsession."
Lovato's personal struggles have been well-documented. In 2010, she left a tour with the Jonas Brothers and entered rehab for an eating disorder and self-mutilation. She has also said that she used drugs and alcohol to self -medicate.
Lovato says she has bipolar disorder and has been an advocate for mental health awareness.