Clinton, Chelsea. She Persisted. Illus. by Alexandra Boiger. 2017. Philomel Books. 32 pp. $12.36. ISBN: 1524741728
Clinton outlines the accomplishments of thirteen famous American women including Nelly Bly, Ruby Bridges, and Sally Ride, who persisted through discrimination, poverty, and disability to change history and encourages young readers to show grit and determination in their own lives.
McCarthy, Meghan. Pop! The Invention of Bubblegum. Illus. by the author. 2010. Simon & Schuster / Paula Wiseman Books. 40 pp. $10.23. ISBN: 1416979700
When Walter Diemer, an accountant at the Fleer family candy factory in 1920s Philadelphia, begins to experiment with formulas on a top secret project, he works through many challenges leading to the invention of an exciting new product.