Growing up with parents always in the spotlight can be tough, and for some kids, it makes them retreat into a more private life once they're adults. But others turn their experience of being scrutinized by the public at an early age into an extraordinary opportunity to make a name for themselves.
After giving birth to daughter Charlotte in September 2014 and son Aiden in June 2016, Chelsea Clinton hit the campaign trail while her mom ran for president. And she hasn't exactly been resting since Election Day. Nope. She's written three books, all coming out in 2017—one of which is an illustrated children's book about 13 women in history who overcame great obstacles in order to achieve their goals.
The picture book, titled "She Persisted" (yes, just like Sen. Elizabeth Warren) will feature the stories of Harriet Tubman, Helen Keller, Nellie Bly, Maria Tallchief, Claudette Colvin, Clara Lemlich, Ruby Bridges, Margaret Chase Smith, Sally Ride, Florence Griffith Joyner, Oprah Winfrey, Sonia Sotomayor, and—we're guessing—Hillary Rodham Clinton. (Who else?)
“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,” Clinton said in a statement.
And although the women may come from different backgrounds and time frames, they share one thing in common: Their persistence became their power.