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.
Long-serving, meme-inspiring, time-reclaiming Congresswoman Maxine Waters deserves our praise and so much more. An acolyte of legends including Shirley Chisholm, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King, Jr., Rep. Waters has forged a path for a new generation of people of color in politics. This political firebrand carried the activism of the 20th century into today’s political arena, paving the road to freedom for future generations. Proud, dedicated, and unapologetic, Waters inspires us to do that work.
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.