cover image Elizabeth Warren: Nevertheless, She Persisted

Elizabeth Warren: Nevertheless, She Persisted

Susan Wood, illus. by Sarah Green. Abrams, $18.99 (48p) ISBN 978-1-4197-3162-4

In this picture book biography of the senior Massachusetts senator, Wood offers a cogent perspective on Warren’s life. She traces Warren’s concerns over financial and social inequity to her childhood, citing her family’s economic downturn after her father had a heart attack: “Her middle-class family was no longer getting by. They were poor, on the edge of losing everything, even their house.” Wood describes Warren’s increasing motivation to bring about social change, first as an attorney and law professor, then as a senator, including the highly publicized event that would result in the titular “Nevertheless, she persisted” rallying cry. Green subtly captures Warren’s likeness in gentle, matte art featuring soft peach, rose, and plum tones. A fond tribute to a politician whose story is very much still being written. Ages 6–9.[em] (Aug.) [/em]