Inspired by the #1 New York Times bestseller She Persisted by Chelsea Clinton and Alexandra Boiger comes a chapter book series about women who spoke up and rose up against the odds--including Coretta Scott King!
In this chapter book biography by award-winning author Kelly Starling Lyons, readers learn about the amazing life of Coretta Scott King--and how she persisted
Coretta Scott King is known for being the wife of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., but she was a civil rights activist and leader in her own right! She was a singer and an author too, and her work made a difference for Black Americans and for all women for decades to come.
Complete with an introduction from Chelsea Clinton, black-and-white illustrations throughout, and a list of ways that readers can follow in Coretta Scott King's footsteps and make a difference!
And don’t miss out on the rest of the books in the She Persisted series, featuring so many more women who persisted, including Oprah Winfrey, Harriet Tubman, Ruby Bridges, and more!Praise for She Persisted: Coretta Scott King:
"This book profiles the uplifting voice of an activist worth recognizing in her own right [and] Lyons manages to weave in a healthy amount of emotion into this account . . . A brief but effective account of not-often-taught figure that would nicely complement curriculum units on the Civil Rights Movement." --School Library Journal
Kelly Starling Lyons
(kellystarlinglyons.com) grew up telling stories to her family and anyone else who would listen. She is the author of many books for young readers, including the Jada Jones series, One Million Men and Me
, Ellen's Broom
, A Girl Named Misty
, Sing a Song
, and Going Down Home with Daddy
. A Caldecott Honor recipient, Kelly lives with her family in Raleigh, North Carolina. You can follow her on Twitter @kelstarly.Chelsea Clinton
is the author of the #1 New York Times
bestseller She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World
; She Persisted Around the World: 13 Women Who Changed History
; She Persisted in Sports: American Olympians Who Changed the Game
; Don't Let Them Disappear: 12 Endangered Species Across the Globe
; It's Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going!
; Start Now!: You Can Make a Difference
; with Hillary Clinton, Grandma's Gardens
and Gutsy Women
; and, with Devi Sridhar, Governing Global Health: Who Runs the World and Why?
She is also the Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation, where she works on many initiatives, including those that help 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 Chelsea Clinton on Twitter @ChelseaClinton or on Facebook at facebook.com/chelseaclinton.Gillian Flint
(gillianflint.com) is an illustrator who has a passion for painting in watercolors. She has been drawing and creating characters for as long as she can remember. Her work has been published in the USA, the UK and Australia. In her spare time she enjoys reading and gardening at her home in the UK. You can follow her on Instagram @gillianflint_illustration.Alexandra Boiger
(alexandraboiger.com) has illustrated nearly twenty picture books, including the She Persisted series by by Chelsea Clinton; the popular Tallulah series by Marilyn Singer; and the Max and Marla books, which she also wrote. Originally from Munich, Germany, she now lives outside of San Francisco, California, with her husband, Andrea; daughter, Vanessa; and two cats, Luiso and Winter. You can follow Alexandra on Instagram @alexandra_boiger.