The book of gutsy women
—Clinton, Hillary Rodham, author.
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Hillary Rodham Clinton and her daughter, Chelsea, share the stories of the gutsy women who have inspired them -- women with the courage to stand up to the status quo, ask hard questions, and get the job done. Ensuring the rights and opportunities of women and girls remains a big piece of the unfinished business of the twenty-first century. While there's 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 optimistic -- they had faith that their actions could make a difference. And they were right. To us, they are all gutsy women -- leaders 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, it's that the world needs gutsy women.

Item Details
Leadership in women.
Resilience (Personality trait)
Women -- Biography.
Women -- History.
Women political activists.
Other Authors:
Clinton, Chelsea, author.
First Simon and Schuster hardcover edition.
xii, 450 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Other Title:
Book of gutsy women : favorite stories of courage and resilience
Includes index.
Anna Pavlova
Isadora Duncan
Margaret Chase Smith
Margaret Bourke-White
Maria von Trapp
Anne Frank
Rigoberta Menchú Tum
Jackie Joyner-Kersee and Florence Griffith Joyner ("Flo-Jo")
EDUCATION PIONEERS. Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
Margaret Bancroft
Juliette Gordon Low
Maria Montessori and Joan Ganz Cooney
Mary McLeod Bethune
Esther Martinez
Daisy Bates
Patsy Mink, Bernice Sandler, and Edith Green
Ruby Bridges Hall
Malala Yousafzai
EARTH DEFENDERS. Marjory Stoneman Douglas
Rachel Carson
Jane Jacobs and Peggy Shepard
Jane Goodall and "The Trimates"
Wangari Maathai
Alice Min Soo Chun
Greta Thunberg
EXPLORERS AND INVENTORS. Caroline Herschel and Vera Rubin
Ada Lovelace and Grace Hopper
Margaret Knight and Madam C.J. Walker
Marie Curie and Irène Jolior-Curie
Hedy Lamarr
Sylvia Earle
Sally Ride
Mae Jemison
HEALERS. Florence Nightingale
Clara Barton
Elizabeth Blackwell, Rebecca Lee Crumpler, and Mary Edwards Walker
Betty Ford
Mathilde Krim
Dr. Gao Yaojie
Dr. Hawa Abdi
Flossie Wong-Staal
Molly Melching
Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha
ATHLETES. Alice Coachman and Wilma Rudolph
Junko Tabei
Billie Jean King
Diana Nyad
Abby Wambach
Michelle Kwan
Venus and Serena Williams
Ibtihaj Muhammad
Tatyana McFadden
Caster Semenya
Aly Raisman
ADVOCATES AND ACTIVISTS. Dorothy Height and Sojourner Truth
Ida B. Wells
Eleanor Roosevelt
Elizabeth Peratrovich
Rosa Parks and Claudette Colvin
Coretta Scott King
Dolores Huerta
The Peacemakers
Victoria Mxenge
Ai-jen Poo
Sarah Brady, Gabby Giffords, Nelba Màrquez-Greene, Shannon Watts, and Lucy McBath
Nza-Ari Khepra, Emma Gonzàlez, Naomi Wadler, Edna Chavez, Jazmine Wildcat, and Julia Spoor
Becca Heller
Mary Beard
Jineth Bedoya Lima
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
America Ferrera
Ali Stoker
Amani Al-Khatahtbeh
Shirley Chisholm
Ann Richards
Geraldine Ferraro
Barbara Jordan
Barbara Mikulski
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
Wilma Mankiller
Michelle Bachelet
Danica Roem
Katharine Graham
Constance Baker Motley
Edie Windsor
Ela Bhatt
Temple Grandin
Ellen DeGeneres
Maya Lin
Sally Yates
Kimberly Bryant and Reshma Saujani
The Suffragists
Sophia Duleep Singh
Fraidy Reiss
Manal al Sharif
Nadia Murad.
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