Chelsea Clinton to release new children's book: 'She Persisted'

Chelsea Clinton has written a new book, with a title that plays off the now infamous words of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

The children's book She Persisted will feature the stories of girls and women "who didn't take no for an answer," Clinton tweeted.

According to Entertainment Weekly, the title of the book is a reference to McConnell's response for invoking a little-known rule to silence Sen. Elizabeth Warren while she was critiquing then-senator Jeff Sessions and his nomination for attorney general.

"She was warned," McConnell said. "She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted."

McConnell's response has since become something of a battle cry for the feminist movement.

Clinton's book will feature women such as Harriet Tubman, Nellie Bly and Oprah Winfrey, EW reported. Also in the mix: a certain former secretary of State and 2016 presidential candidate who also happens to be the author's mother.

The book will be available May 30.

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