Nevertheless We Persisted

Nevertheless  We Persisted
Author: In This Together Media
Publsiher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2018
Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction
ISBN: 9781524771966

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A powerful collection of essays from actors, activists, athletes, politicians, musicians, writers, and teens, including actress Alia Shawkat, poet Azure Antoinette, teen activist Gavin Grimm, and many others, each writing about a time in their youth when they were held back because of their race, gender, or sexual identity--but persisted.

Nevertheless We Persisted

Nevertheless  We Persisted
Author: In This Together Media
Publsiher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2018-09-04
Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction
ISBN: 9781524771980

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A powerful collection of essays from actors, activists, athletes, politicians, musicians, writers, and teens, including Black Lives Matter founder Patrisse Cullors, actress Alia Shawkat, actor Maulik Pancholy, poet Azure Antoinette, teen activist Gavin Grimm, and many, many more, each writing about a time in their youth when they were held back because of their race, gender, or sexual identity--but persisted. "Aren't you a terrorist?" "There are no roles for people who look like you." "That's a sin." "No girls allowed." They've heard it all. Actress Alia Shawkat reflects on all the parts she was told she was too "ethnic" to play. Former NFL player Wade Davis recalls his bullying of gay classmates in an attempt to hide his own sexuality. Teen Gavin Grimm shares the story that led to the infamous "bathroom bill," and how he's fighting it. Holocaust survivor Fanny Starr tells of her harrowing time in Aushwitz, where she watched her family disappear, one by one. What made them rise up through the hate? What made them overcome the obstacles of their childhood to achieve extraordinary success? How did they break out of society's limited view of who they are and find their way to the beautiful and hard-won lives they live today? With a foreword by Minnesota senator and up-and-coming Democratic party leader Amy Klobuchar, these essays share deeply personal stories of resilience, faith, love, and, yes, persistence. An International Latino Book Award Winner A National Council for Social Studies Selection "Each tale is a soulful testament to the endurance of the human spirit and reminds readers that they are not alone in their search for self. An unflinchingly honest book that should be required reading for every young person in America."—Kirkus, Starred review "An invaluable collection of snapshots of American society."—VOYA, Starred review "[A] gem of a book. . . There's a lot to study here and talk about on the way to becoming kinder, more empathetic, and most important, compassionate."—Booklist "Readers encountering injustice in their own lives may be compelled to take heart--and even action."—Publishers Weekly "A powerful collection of voices."—SLJ "The sheer variation in writing styles, subject-matters, and structure to these narratives provides readers with inspiration in assorted forms and a complex interpretation of what it means to persist."—The Bulletin

Nevertheless She Persisted

Nevertheless  She Persisted
Author: Pratima Rao Gluckman
Publsiher: FriesenPress
Total Pages: 330
Release: 2018-04-17
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9781525512124

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It is no secret that the technical world is a male-dominated space. From the cultural belief that Computer Science is a “subject for boys”, to the assumptions and discrimination women experience in the field, it can be challenging for women at every stage to thrive in tech careers. Nevertheless, some high-performing women persist and succeed as leaders in tech despite the gender biases pitted against them. Pratima Rao Gluckman—a female leader in tech herself—embarked on a project to collect stories of the leadership journeys of such women. She wanted to know the details of these women’s stories, and how they accomplished their achievements. What influenced them during their childhoods? Who were their mentors? What successes and failures did they experience? What magical ingredients helped them thrive in a male‐dominated industry? These questions and more inspired Gluckman to interview nineteen women leaders in several levels of technology industry, including VPs, CEOs and directors, all of which are collected in this groundbreaking book, Nevertheless, She Persisted. Whether you are a young woman thinking of a career in software, a middle-career or executive woman, a parent, or a man curious about the role gender plays in tech, this book reveals the secrets, successes, and hidden struggles that women have endured to become both highly accomplished in their technical skills and effective senior leaders in their organizations. Their stories are illuminating, intended to inspire generations of women and help free our society from the limiting belief that ability is somehow linked to gender.

Nevertheless They Persisted

Nevertheless  They Persisted
Author: Jo Reger
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2018-11-02
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781351394505

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2017 opened with a new presidency in the United States sparking women’s marches across the globe. One thing was clear: feminism and feminist causes are not dead or in decline in the United States. Needed then are studies that capture the complexity of U.S. feminism. Nevertheless, They Persisted is an edited collection composed of empirical studies of the U.S. women’s movement, pushing the feminist dialogue beyond literary analysis and personal reflection by using sociological and historical data. This new collection features discussions of digital and social media, gender identity, the reinvigorated anti-rape climate, while focusing on issues of diversity, inclusion, and unacknowledged privilege in the movement.

Elizabeth Warren

Elizabeth Warren
Author: Susan Wood
Publsiher: Abrams
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2018-08-07
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN: 9781683353652

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Elizabeth Warren shares the incredible story of the first female senator of Massachusetts. Elizabeth came from a struggling middle-class family in Oklahoma City. After a heart attack put Elizabeth’s father out of work, she helped out by babysitting, waitressing, and sewing, all while shining as a star member of her school’s debate team. Debate taught Elizabeth how to fight with her words, a skill that eventually won her a state championship and a college scholarship. As a lawyer and law professor, Elizabeth learned why it was so difficult for working-class families like her own to advance economically, and today she continues to fight (with her words) for the poor and middle-class in her role as a senator. Releasing in time for the 2018 election season, Elizabeth Warren emphasizes the importance of being outspoken—of using your words to fight for both yourself and for those who need your help.

Nevertheless They Persisted

Nevertheless  They Persisted
Author: Cori Hixon
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 97
Release: 2021-03-14
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 9798717878425

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2020...the year of murder hornets, wildfires, political unrest, and a pandemic. Individually, each event disrupted society; collectively, they devastated and exhausted the world. Stories of heartbreak and triumph are endless. Each story exposes the depths of complex emotions and experiences surrounding the year. This collection presents those stories from people of varying ages, backgrounds, and regions. From front line workers to mothers, students to teachers, and artists to retired individuals, each story reveals a common theme: 2020 fundamentally changed our daily lives.What you will see in this collection, however, is that the human spirit triumphs. We persist even in the face of overwhelming challenge.

Nevertheless She Persisted

Nevertheless She Persisted
Author: Jon Walter
Publsiher: David Fickling Books
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2018-09-06
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781788450270

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Two sisters. Two choices. One crucial moment in history. 1913. Clara and Nancy work with imprisoned suffragettes who are on hunger strike. Seeing the struggles of these women is going to force them to decide whether fighting for what you believe in is worth giving up your freedom. A novel exploring the pain it can take to live your truth, told by a masterful storyteller.

She Persisted Around the World

She Persisted Around the World
Author: Chelsea Clinton
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2018-03-06
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN: 9780525517009

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The companion to Chelsea Clinton & Alexandra Boiger's #1 New York Times bestseller, She Persisted. Perfect for tiny activists, mini feminists and little kids who are ready to take on the world. Women around the world have long dreamed big, even when they've been told their dreams didn't matter. They've spoken out, risen up and fought for what's right, even when they've been told to be quiet. Whether in science, the arts, sports or activism, women and girls throughout history have been determined to break barriers and change the status quo. They haven't let anyone get in their way and have helped us better understand our world and what's possible. In this companion book to She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World, Chelsea Clinton introduces readers to a group of thirteen incredible women who have shaped history all across the globe. She Persisted Around the World is a book for everyone who has ever aimed high and been told to step down, for everyone who has ever raised their voice and been told to quiet down, and for everyone who has ever felt small, unimportant or unworthy. Alexandra Boiger's vibrant artwork accompanies this inspiring text that shows readers of all ages that, no matter what obstacles come their way, they have the power to persist and succeed. This book features: Marie Curie, Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, Viola Desmond, Sissi Lima do Amor, Leymah Gbowee, Caroline Herschel, Wangari Maathai, Aisha Rateb, J.K. Rowling, Kate Sheppard, Yuan Yuan Tan, Mary Verghese and Malala Yousafzai. Praise for She Persisted Around the World: "Clinton again writes in a measured tone that is at once celebratory and defiant. Boiger's watercolor and ink artwork exudes warmth and subtle power." --Publishers Weekly Praise for She Persisted: * "[A] lovely, moving work of children's literature [and a] polished introduction to a diverse and accomplished group of women." --Publishers Weekly, starred review "Exemplary . . . This well-curated list will show children that women's voices have made themselves emphatically heard." --Booklist "[She Persisted] will remind little girls that they can achieve their goals if they don't let obstacles get in the way." --Family Circle "We can't wait to grab a copy for some of the awesome kids in our lives . . . and maybe some of the grown-ups, too." --Bustle "A message we all need to hear." --Scary Mommy "This will be a great read for kids (especially young girls)." --Romper "We cannot wait for the launch of Smart Girl Chelsea Clinton's new book to help remind kids everywhere that the fearlessness that characterizes the thirteen women in the book is what has emboldened us to constantly strive for progress and justice." --Amy Poehler's Smart Girls

Persist

Persist
Author: Elizabeth Warren
Publsiher: Metropolitan Books
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2021-05-04
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9781250799258

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The inspiring, influential senator and bestselling author mixes vivid personal stories with a passionate plea for political transformation. Elizabeth Warren is a beacon for everyone who believes that real change can improve the lives of all Americans. Committed, fearless, and famously persistent, she brings her best game to every battle she wages. In Persist, Warren writes about six perspectives that have influenced her life and advocacy. She’s a mother who learned from wrenching personal experience why child care is so essential. She’s a teacher who has known since grade school the value of a good and affordable education. She’s a planner who understands that every complex problem requires a comprehensive response. She’s a fighter who discovered the hard way that nobody gives up power willingly. She’s a learner who thinks, listens, and works to fight racism in America. And she’s a woman who has proven over and over that women are just as capable as men. Candid and compelling, Persist is both a deeply personal book and a powerful call to action. Elizabeth Warren—one of our nation’s most visionary leaders—will inspire everyone to believe that if we’re willing to fight for it, profound change is well within our reach.

I m Ok

I m Ok
Author: Patti Kim
Publsiher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2019-10-15
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 9781534419308

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“So funny and heartfelt.” —Gene Luen Yang, author of American Born Chinese “I love the profound honesty of I’m Ok.” —Newbery Medalist Linda Sue Park Ok Lee is determined to find the perfect get-rich-quick scheme in this funny, uplifting novel for fans of Counting by 7s and Crenshaw. Ok Lee knows it’s his responsibility to help pay the bills. With his father gone and his mother working three jobs and still barely making ends meet, there’s really no other choice. If only he could win the cash prize at the school talent contest! But he can’t sing or dance, and has no magic up his sleeves, so he tries the next best thing: a hair braiding business. It’s too bad the girls at school can’t pay him much, and he’s being befriended against his will by Mickey McDonald, an unusual girl with a larger-than-life personality. Then there’s Asa Banks, the most popular boy in their grade, who’s got it out for Ok. But when the pushy deacon at their Korean church starts wooing Ok’s mom, it’s the last straw. Ok has to come up with an exit strategy—fast.

The Senator Next Door

The Senator Next Door
Author: Amy Klobuchar
Publsiher: Henry Holt and Company
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-08-25
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781627794183

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One of the U.S. Senate's most candid--and funniest--women tells the story of her life and her unshakeable faith in our democracy Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar has tackled every obstacle she's encountered--her parents' divorce, her father's alcoholism and recovery, her political campaigns and Washington's gridlock--with honesty, humor and pluck. Now, in The Senator Next Door, she chronicles her remarkable heartland journey, from her immigrant grandparents to her middle-class suburban upbringing to her rise in American politics. After being kicked out of the hospital while her infant daughter was still in intensive care, Klobuchar became the lead advocate for one of the first laws in the country guaranteeing new moms and their babies a 48-hour hospital stay. Later she ran Minnesota's biggest prosecutor's office and in 2006 was the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate from her state. Along the way she fashioned her own political philosophy grounded in her belief that partisan flame-throwing takes no courage at all; what really matters is forging alliances with unlikely partners to solve the nation's problems. Optimistic, plainspoken and often very funny, The Senator Next Door is a story about how the girl next door decided to enter the fray and make a difference. At a moment when America's government often seems incapable of getting anything done, Amy Klobuchar proves that politics is still the art of the possible.

Casting a Movement

Casting a Movement
Author: Claire Syler,Daniel Banks
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2019-07-17
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 9780429948275

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Casting a Movement brings together US-based actors, directors, educators, playwrights, and scholars to explore the cultural politics of casting. Drawing on the notion of a "welcome table"—a space where artists of all backgrounds can come together as equals to create theatre—the book’s contributors discuss casting practices as they relate to varying communities and contexts, including Middle Eastern American theatre, Disability culture, multilingual performance, Native American theatre, color- and culturally-conscious casting, and casting as a means to dismantle stereotypes. Syler and Banks suggest that casting is a way to invite more people to the table so that the full breadth of US identities can be reflected onstage, and that casting is inherently a political act; because an actor’s embodied presence both communicates a dramatic narrative and evokes cultural assumptions associated with appearance, skin color, gender, sexuality, and ability, casting choices are never neutral. By bringing together a variety of artistic perspectives to discuss common goals and particular concerns related to casting, this volume features the insights and experiences of a broad range of practitioners and experts across the field. As a resource-driven text suitable for both practitioners and academics, Casting a Movement seeks to frame and mobilize a social movement focused on casting, access, and representation.

Nevertheless She Persisted A Book View Cafe Anthology

Nevertheless  She Persisted  A Book View Cafe Anthology
Author: Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff,Vonda N. McIntyre
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 434
Release: 2017-07-15
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 161138687X

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"She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted." Those were the words of Mitch McConnell after he banned Senator Elizabeth Warren from speaking on the floor of the United States Senate. In reaction to the bitter partisanship in Trump's United States of America, nineteen Book View Cafe authors celebrate women who persist through tales of triumph-in the past, present, future, and other worlds. From the halls of Ancient Greece to the vast space between stars, each story illustrates tenacity as women overcome challenges-from society, from beloved family and friends, and even from their own fears. These strong heroines explore the humor and tragedy of persistence in stories that range from romance to historical fiction, from fantasy to science fiction. From tale to tale, every woman stands firm: a light against the darkness. Table of Contents: "Daughter of Necessity" by Marie Brennan "Sisters" by Leah Cutter "Unmasking the Ancient Light" by Deborah J. Ross "Alea Iacta Est" by Marissa Doyle "How Best to Serve" from A Call to Arms by P.G. Nagle "After Eden" by Gillian Polack "Reset" by Sara Stamey "A Very, Wary Christmas" by Katharine Eliska Kimbriel "Making Love" by Brenda Clough "Den of Iniquity" by Irene Radford "Digger Lady" by Amy Sterling Casil "Tumbling Blocks" by Mindy Klasky "The Purge" by Jennifer Stevenson "If It Ain't Broke" by Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff "Chataqua" by Nancy Jane Moore "Bearing Shadows" by Dave Smeds "In Search of Laria" by Doranna Durgin "Tax Season" by Judith Tarr "Little Faces" by Vonda N. McIntyre

SEVEN Inspired by True Events

SEVEN Inspired by True Events
Author: Gaye Lang
Publsiher: Beyond Publishing
Total Pages: 108
Release: 2021-08-03
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 163792092X

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While this is a work of historical fiction, it was inspired by true events involving seven courageous women fighting to protect and provide educational opportunities to their Black brothers and sisters during a time of social discord and racial tension. Specific information from the early 1900s is limited, but I believe the depictions accurately portray the time's events and attitudes. I had no direct experience with any of these seven women, so I needed inspiration for their characteristics or dispositions. So, I modeled the personalities of the seven women after those of my seven sisters. It was important to show the individual strength, perseverance, and courage of each of the women. This story looks at the events of 100 years ago. There has been a significant change in the lives of African Americans over the past century, but given the events of the last decade, African Americans are reminded that we still have a long way to go. Always at the forefront of our minds: freedom is never free! While this is a work of historical fiction, it was inspired by true events involving seven courageous women fighting to protect and provide educational opportunities to their Black brothers and sisters during a time of social discord and racial tension. Specific information from the early 1900s is limited, but I believe the depictions accurately portray the time's events and attitudes. I had no direct experience with any of these seven women, so I needed inspiration for their characteristics or dispositions. So, I modeled the personalities of the seven women after those of my seven sisters. It was important to show the individual strength, perseverance, and courage of each of the women. This story looks at the events of 100 years ago. There has been a significant change in the lives of African Americans over the past century, but given the events of the last decade, African Americans are reminded that we still have a long way to go. Always at the forefront of our minds: freedom is never free!

We Rise

We Rise
Author: Xiuhtezcatl Martinez
Publsiher: Rodale
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2017-09-05
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9781635650679

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Challenge the status quo, change the face of activism, and confront climate change head on with the ultimate blueprint for taking action. Xiuhtezcatl Martinez is a 16-year-old climate activist, hip-hop artist, and powerful new voice on the front lines of a global youth-led movement. He and his group the Earth Guardians believe that today’s youth will play an important role in shaping our future. They know that the choices made right now will have a lasting impact on the world of tomorrow, and people--young and old--are asking themselves what they can do to ensure a positive, just, and sustainable future. We Rise tells these stories and addresses the solutions. Beginning with the empowering story of the Earth Guardians and how Xiuhtezcatl has become a voice for his generation, We Rise explores many aspects of effective activism and provides step-by-step information on how to start and join solution-oriented movements. With conversations between Xiuhtezcatl and well-known activists, revolutionaries, and celebrities, practical advice for living a more sustainable lifestyle, and ideas and tools for building resilient communities, We Rise is an action guide on how to face the biggest problems of today, including climate change, fossil fuel extraction, and industrial agriculture. If you are interested in creating real and tangible change, We Rise will give you the inspiration and information you need to do your part in making the world a better place and leave you asking, what kind of legacy do I want to leave?