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The Book of Gutsy Women
The Book of Gutsy Women: FavoriteStories of Courage and Resilience | Hillary Rodham Clinton, Chelsea Clinton
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Hillary Rodham Clinton and her daughter, Chelsea, share the stories of the gutsy women who have inspired themwomen with the courage to stand up to the status quo, ask hard questions, and get the job done. She couldnt have been more than seven or eight years old. Go ahead, ask your question, her father urged, nudging her forward. She smiled shyly and said, Youre my hero. Whos yours? Many peopleespecially girlshave asked us that same question over the years. Its one of our favorite topics. HILLARY: Growing up, I knew hardly any women who worked outside the home. So I looked to my mother, my teachers, and the pages of Life magazine for inspiration. After learning that Amelia Earhart kept a scrapbook with newspaper articles about successful women in male-dominated jobs, I started a scrapbook of my own. Long after I stopped clipping articles, I continued to seek out stories of women who seemed to be redefining what was possible. CHELSEA: This book is the continuation of a conversation the two of us have been having since I was little. For me, too, my mom was a hero; so were my grandmothers. My early teachers were also women. But I grew up in a world very different from theirs. My pediatrician was a woman, and so was the first mayor of Little Rock who I remember from my childhood. Most of my close friends moms worked outside the home as nurses, doctors, teachers, professors, and in business. And women were going into space and breaking records here on Earth. Ensuring the rights and opportunities of women and girls remains a big piece of the unfinished business of the twenty-first century. While theres a lot of work to do, we know that throughout history and around the globe women have overcome the toughest resistance imaginable to win victories that have made progress possible for all of us. That is the achievement of each of the women in this book. So how did they do it? The answers are as unique as the women themselves. Civil rights activist Dorothy Height, LGBTQ trailblazer Edie Windsor, and swimmer Diana Nyad kept pushing forward, no matter what. Writers like Rachel Carson and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie named something no one had dared talk about before. Historian Mary Beard used wit to open doors that were once closed, and Wangari Maathai, who sparked a movement to plant trees, understood the power of role modeling. Harriet Tubman and Malala Yousafzai looked fear in the face and persevered. Nearly every single one of these women was fiercely optimisticthey had faith that their actions could make a difference. And they were right. To us, they are all gutsy womenleaders with the courage to stand up to the status quo, ask hard questions, and get the job done. So in the moments when the long haul seems awfully long, we hope you will draw strength from these stories. We do. Because if history shows one thing, its that the world needs gutsy women.
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Latrelwhite
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Pickpick

Wow... this is so educational and inspiring.💪🏽💕

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Christy2318
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Last weekend my friend & I went to see Hilary & Chelsea with Cecile Richards moderating. It was great. Work has been cutting into my reading time a lot lately. I‘m about to see if I can finally pull off a #24B4Monday #readathon

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Kpiper
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I was fortunate to hear these two authors speak on Friday night. The essays in this book are phenomenal. I am sad that there are so many gutsy women and all around badasses throughout our history whom I have never heard of, but I‘m happy to be celebrating them today. #sundaymorningread

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WanderingBookaneer
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Current read ❤️💪🏻❤️

sprainedbrain 🙌🏻❤️ 1mo
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SleepyDragon
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Speaking of #GutsyWomen ... 💙🙂

Anyone else interested in the tagged book? I've seen them in interviews to promote it, and it really sounds like something I'd want to have in my library for my kids, especially my daughter, to reference.

sprainedbrain Love this! I‘m ordering the book for my kids. 1mo
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overtheedge
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This is a great compilation of women who were unafraid to speak their mind, no matter the consequences. They are written so young readers can also learn, and read. Good choices, each with their own pic and most with several pages of bios.
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MelissaSue81 I've got this from the library. Do you think its best to read cover to cover? Or more of a flip through and see what looks interesting?
I actually thought it was a kids' book and requested it for my girls but I think its a bit too much for them.
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overtheedge @MelissaSue81 Its definitely written for a younger set....teenage. . ..It's probably best to flip through.....its very basic, more to inspire than to give in depth bios!! 1mo
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Lauredhel
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Library Reserve placed!

WorldsOkayestStepMom My library doesn't have it listed yet! 😫 2mo
Nute Can‘t wait to read this! 2mo
vivastory They were both on Colbert the other night. Worth watching if you haven't. 2mo
Lauredhel @vivastory thanks, I'll see if I can access it. I found out about this from the Maddow podcast. 1mo
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DivineDiana
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Surprise! I forgot that I had preordered this book! 😃

Leftcoastzen Good for you! Just watched the Late Show with Colbert interview with Chelsea and Hillary. 2mo
DivineDiana @Leftcoastzen Thank you! I will see if I can watch it online! 2mo
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