Women Who Persisted

“She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted.”–Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell barring Senator Elizabeth Warren from speaking

Lee & Low Books is proud to publish stories of women who refused to be silenced. 

Stories of women who persisted:

Rosa Parks

Dear Mrs. Parks:  A Dialogue with Today’s Youth

Wangari Maathai

Seeds of Change: Planting a Path to Peace

Augusta Savage

In Her Hands: The Story of Sculptor Augusta Savage

Anna May Wong

Shining Star: The Anna May Wong Story

Melba Doretta Liston

Little Melba and Her Big Trombone

Harriet Bailey, mother of Frederick Douglass

Love Twelve Miles Long

Marcenia Lyle Stone, “Toni Stone”

Catching the Moon: The Story of a Young Girl’s Baseball Dream

Florence Mills

Baby Flo: Florence Mills Lights Up the Stage

EdNah New Rider Weber

Rattlesnake Mesa: Stories from a Native American Childhood

Irena Sendler

Irena’s Jars of Secrets

Maria Tallchief, Annie Jump Cannon, Patsy Takemoto Mink, Georgia O’Keeffe, Marian Anderson, and Ynés Mexía

How We Are Smart

Pura Belpré

Storyteller’s Candle/La velita de los cuentos

Zora Neale Hurston

Zora Hurston and the Chinaberry Tree

Women of the Chipko Andolan Movement

Aani and the Tree Huggers

Hiromi Suzuki

Hiromi’s Hands

Ching Yeung Russell

Tofu Quilt

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5 thoughts on “Women Who Persisted”

  1. Thank God that these ladies persisted so that I would have the courage to be persistant!!! 🙂

  2. Will you make the final image (the quote and book covers with the pink border) at the bottom of the page available as a poster to buy? I would love to put it up!

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