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  • Chelsea Clinton Publishing Olympic-Themed Children's Book


    (ATR) The former First Daughter of the United States is releasing two books, one focusing on Olympian women.

    (Philomel Books)
    “She Persisted in Sports: American Olympians Who Changed the Game” will be released on Sept. 22 by Philomel Books, a children’s imprint from the Penguin Group. The publishing house made the announcement on Monday. Clinton has written two other “She Persisted” children’s books.

    “With these new books, my hope is to expand what young readers see as possible for themselves, their sisters, classmates, friends and our world,” Chelsea Clinton said in a statement. “And, I hope that all children — boys and girls alike — will continue to be inspired and empowered by the incredible women whose persistence has helped make our world brighter, more exciting, healthier and more just.”

    Included in the book are stories about Venus and Serena Williams, the 1996 Women’s Soccer Team and Ibtihaj Muhammad, the medal-winning fencer at Rio 2016 who became the first Muslim woman to wear hijab while competing for the United States at the Olympics. 

    Clinton was a regular presence at Olympic events while her father, Bill, was President. In 1996 she attended the lighting of the Olympic Flame ceremony in Ancient Olympia and cheered on Team USA at the Atlanta 1996 and Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. Clinton, a former soccer player, was also part of the presidential delegation to the 2011 Women’s World Cup in Germany and joined her parents for the final of the 1999 Women’s World Cup in Los Angeles.

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