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Inspired by the #1 New York Times bestseller She Persisted by Chelsea Clinton and Alexandra Boiger comes a chapter book series about women who stood up, spoke up and rose up against the odds--including Margaret Chase Smith! In this chapter book biography by award-winning author Ruby Shamir, readers learn about the amazing life of Margaret Chase Smith--and how she persisted. Inspired by the #1 New York Times bestseller She Persisted by Chelsea Clinton and Alexandra Boiger comes a chapter book series about women who stood up, spoke up and rose up against the odds--including Margaret Chase Smith! In this chapter book biography by award-winning author Ruby Shamir, readers learn about the amazing life of Margaret Chase Smith--and how she persisted. Margaret Chase Smith liked to help people, and she knew she could do that as a member of Congress. She became the first woman to serve in both the House and the Senate, where she supported the space program and more opportunities for women. Her hard work and success helped pave the way for generations of women after her to run for office! Complete with an introduction from Chelsea Clinton and a list of ways that readers can follow in Margaret Chase Smith's footsteps and make a difference! And don't miss out on the rest of the books in the She Persisted series, featuring so many more women who persisted! Praise for She Persisted: Margaret Chase Smith Gives readers excellent reasons to remember this pioneering woman politician. -- Kirkus Reviews


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Inspired by the #1 New York Times bestseller She Persisted by Chelsea Clinton and Alexandra Boiger comes a chapter book series about women who stood up, spoke up and rose up against the odds--including Margaret Chase Smith! In this chapter book biography by award-winning author Ruby Shamir, readers learn about the amazing life of Margaret Chase Smith--and how she persisted. Inspired by the #1 New York Times bestseller She Persisted by Chelsea Clinton and Alexandra Boiger comes a chapter book series about women who stood up, spoke up and rose up against the odds--including Margaret Chase Smith! In this chapter book biography by award-winning author Ruby Shamir, readers learn about the amazing life of Margaret Chase Smith--and how she persisted. Margaret Chase Smith liked to help people, and she knew she could do that as a member of Congress. She became the first woman to serve in both the House and the Senate, where she supported the space program and more opportunities for women. Her hard work and success helped pave the way for generations of women after her to run for office! Complete with an introduction from Chelsea Clinton and a list of ways that readers can follow in Margaret Chase Smith's footsteps and make a difference! And don't miss out on the rest of the books in the She Persisted series, featuring so many more women who persisted! Praise for She Persisted: Margaret Chase Smith Gives readers excellent reasons to remember this pioneering woman politician. -- Kirkus Reviews

29 review for She Persisted: Margaret Chase Smith

  1. 4 out of 5

    Barbara

    The first woman to be elected as a Representative and a Senator, Margaret Chase Smith seemed to have regarded her role as an elected official as one whose purpose was to help others. In this addition to the She Persisted chapter book series, readers learn about her formative years, her involvement with her husband's election campaign, and her own subsequent election. It's hard not to be impressed with her independent mindedness and her willingness to stand up for what is right, even chastising J The first woman to be elected as a Representative and a Senator, Margaret Chase Smith seemed to have regarded her role as an elected official as one whose purpose was to help others. In this addition to the She Persisted chapter book series, readers learn about her formative years, her involvement with her husband's election campaign, and her own subsequent election. It's hard not to be impressed with her independent mindedness and her willingness to stand up for what is right, even chastising Joseph McCarthy for his witch hunt. Young readers may be surprised to learn about how she refused to mount a Presidential campaign dependent on huge donations and how she had her chair put on blocks so that she didn't seem small compared to her male colleagues. Women at that time were often diminished and marginalized, and Margaret Chase Smith never let their attitude keep her down. She was a groundbreaker in many different ways, leading the way for girls and women of today to become involved in politics and run for elected office. This is another good addition to the series, reminding readers to persist no matter what others may say or think about them and their place in the world.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Pam

    I received an electronic ARC from Philomel Books through Edelweiss+. Part of the She Persisted biography series. Shamir captures Chase Smith's spirit and passion as she shares about her life for younger readers. They see Margaret's childhood commitment to being independent and watch as she carries that spirit forward through a variety of jobs and roles culminating in being a US Senator and running for President. The text is easy to comprehend and the illustrations offer further details. I apprecia I received an electronic ARC from Philomel Books through Edelweiss+. Part of the She Persisted biography series. Shamir captures Chase Smith's spirit and passion as she shares about her life for younger readers. They see Margaret's childhood commitment to being independent and watch as she carries that spirit forward through a variety of jobs and roles culminating in being a US Senator and running for President. The text is easy to comprehend and the illustrations offer further details. I appreciate the portion offering tips and information to readers to pursue their own dreams and passions.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Michelle

    Margaret Chase Smith was the first female nominated for president by a major party in 1964. Leading up to that though she climbed her way through Congress and stood up against adversity again and again. Another early chapter biography to encourage young girls AND boys that women can do more and more as they persist.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Kelly

    This is a sweet, inspiring story about one of my heroes. I highly recommend it for kids (and adults) of any gender.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Bunmi

    An inspiring read!

  6. 4 out of 5

    Lauren

    What I love most about this She Persisted chapter book series, besides reading it along side my older son, is that I learn about these fantastic women from our country's history that I have never heard of or I didn't know much about their lives before they became "famous." I had heard the name Margaret Chase Smith, but I honestly didn't know anything about her early life and how she eventually became the first woman elected to serve in both houses of Congress. And she was the first woman to repr What I love most about this She Persisted chapter book series, besides reading it along side my older son, is that I learn about these fantastic women from our country's history that I have never heard of or I didn't know much about their lives before they became "famous." I had heard the name Margaret Chase Smith, but I honestly didn't know anything about her early life and how she eventually became the first woman elected to serve in both houses of Congress. And she was the first woman to represent Maine. She was certainly always a strong and independent woman, but it wasn't until her husband fell ill and she ended up winning the election and taking over his House seat that she started to make a difference. Her powerful legacy lives on and she is honored by being inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame, as well as having a postage stamp, several bridges, and a ferry boat named after her. And of course her political legacy lives on.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Emily Myhren

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