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March 7, 2022 @ 5:00 pm
She Persisted in Science: A Virtual Evening with Chelsea Clinton and Bertha Vazquez
Books & Books presents…
A Virtual Evening with Chelsea Clinton
in conversation with Bertha Vazquez
(Philomel Books, $17.99)
Monday, March 7, 5 PM ET | On Crowdcast
Join Chelsea Clinton for the virtual launch event of the new STEM-focused addition to the #1 New York Timesbestselling She Persisted series: SHE PERSISTED IN SCIENCE. SHE PERSISTED IN SCIENCE introduces readers to woman scientists who didn’t listen to those who told them “no” and who used their smarts, their skills and their persistence to discover, invent, create and explain.
Tickets are $5 or bundled with the book (+tax/fee). Each copy includes a signed bookplate, while supplies last.
Once you make your purchase, we will send you a Crowdcast registration link (24 hours BEFORE) that will give you access to the event. See below for detailed information on tickets.
About the Book:
A STEM-focused addition to the #1 New York Times bestselling She Persisted series!
Throughout history, women have been told that science isn’t for them. They’ve been told that they’re not smart enough, or that their brains just aren’t able to handle it. In this book, Chelsea Clinton introduces readers to women scientists who didn’t listen to those who told them “no” and who used their smarts, their skills and their persistence to discover, invent, create and explain.
She Persisted in Science is for everyone who’s ever had questions about the world around them or the way things work, and who won’t give up until they find their answers.
With engaging artwork by Alexandra Boiger accompanying the inspiring text, this is a book that shows readers that everyone has the potential to make a difference, and that women in science change our world.
This book features: Florence Nightingale, Rebecca Lee Crumpler, Ynes Enriquetta Julietta Mexia, Grace Hopper, Rosalind Franklin, Gladys West, Jane Goodall, Flossie Wong-Staal, Temple Grandin, Zaha Hadid, Ellen Ochoa, Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha & Mari Copeny, and Autumn Peltier, Greta Thunberg & Wanjiru Wathuti
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
About the Author:
Chelsea Clinton is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of She Persisted, She Persisted Around the World, She Persisted in Sports, She Persisted in Science, Don’t Let Them Disappear, It’s Your World and Start Now!, as well as Grandma’s Gardens and The Book of Gutsy Women, which she wrote with Hillary Clinton, and Governing Global Health with Devi Sridhar. Chelsea earned a master’s degree in public health from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, where she is now an adjunct assistant professor, and a PhD in international relations from Oxford University. She is also the Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation, where she works on many initiatives, including those that help empower the next generation of leaders. She lives in New York City with her husband, Marc, their three children and their dog, Soren.
About the Moderator:
A 32-year veteran teacher, Bertha Vazquez is the recipient of several national and local honors, including the 2014 Samsung’s $150,000 Solve For Tomorrow Contest and the 2009 National Environmental Education Foundation Award. She has been the Miami-Dade County Public Schools Science Teacher of the year three times in her career. In additional to her full-time teaching position, Bertha is also the education director for the Center for Inquiry (CFI), a nonprofit foundation which strives to foster a secular society based on reason, science, freedom of inquiry, and humanist values. She runs CFI several projects, including #ScienceSaves and the very successful Teacher Institute for Evolutionary Science (TIES). Bertha recently published a book titled, On Teaching Evolution. Thanks to her work with TIES, she was also the 2017 winner of the National Association of Biology Teachers Evolution Education Award.
Tier 1: Admission with Book (includes book + U.S shipping): The purchase of this ticket admits (1) one person into the virtual event and includes (1) one copy of She Persisted in Science: Brilliant Women Who Made a Difference (Philomel Books, $17.99 + tax and fee) with a signed bookplate. Please note that a fee of $6 is included for U.S. domestic shipping of the book.
When completing your order, please make sure that you include your complete shipping address (including your Apt. # if applicable) and phone number.
Tier 2: General Admission (No book): The purchase of this ticket admits (1) one person into the virtual event and does not include a book.
All books will be shipped AFTER the event.
When completing your order, please make sure that you include your complete shipping address and phone number.
Please note: Due to the pandemic the post office is being challenged by increased volume, staffing issues, and safety measures. Most orders within the U.S. deliver in about 10 business days from the date the book ships. We cannot guarantee the exact date of delivery, however, will do our best to make it as swift as possible. Thank you for your understanding.