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Chelsea Clinton uses Mitch McConnell quote as title for new children's book

Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, has written a new children's book that features the stories of 13 notable women in American history. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

Chelsea Clinton is writing a new children’s book — and she got the title from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).

According to Entertainment Weekly, Clinton, 37, the daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, will publish a picture book featuring the stories of 13 notable women in American history.

The book is titled, "She Persisted," a reference to when McConnell said that Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) was in violation of Senate rules against impugning the character of another senator when she went after then-Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions during debate over Sessions' nomination to be attorney general.

“Sen. Warren was giving a lengthy speech,” McConnell said at the time. “She had appeared to violate the rule. She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted.”

Warren’s supporters alleged that McConnell silenced her. The quote “she persisted” then became a feminist rallying cry.

In a statement to Entertainment Weekly, Clinton said, “I wrote this book for everyone who’s ever wanted to speak up but has been told to quiet down, for everyone who’s ever been made to feel less than.”

“The 13 women in 'She Persisted' all overcame adversity to help shape our country — sometimes through speaking out, sometimes by staying seated, sometimes by captivating an audience,” she added. “With this book, I want to send a message to young readers around the country — and the world — that persistence is power.”

"She Persisted" will be in bookstores May 30.

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