The last few years have seen a wave of renewed participation and excitement among women in politics. From unprecedented gains for women in office at the last midterm elections, to the record-breaking number of women running for president, to private citizens getting involved in their own communities, there’s more enthusiasm than ever for women stepping up and getting things done.
The QUEENS OF THE RESISTANCE series will proclaim the glory of some of our most beloved women in Congress: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Elizabeth Warren, Maxine Waters, and Nancy Pelosi, to be published simultaneously.
And who better embodies the radical change of today and hope for the future than AOC? Born in the Bronx in 1989, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the brave and savvy advocate for revolutionary change that her elders have paved the way for. From protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline alongside the Sioux in Standing Rock, to taking on the older, white, male head of the Queens Democratic machine—and winning—Rep. Ocasio-Cortez has refused to cave to the powerful and served as inspiration for a wave of young voters and activists in an era that demands challenges to the status quo.
In a fun and substantive fusion of narrative and illustrations, every book in the QUEENS OF THE RESISTANCE series will appeal to the broad, diverse, intergenerational audience that reflects the backgrounds of the game-changing politicians they celebrate.