Yes she can : 10 stories of hope & change from young female staffers of the Obama White House /Material type: BookPublisher: New York City : Schwartz & Wade Books, Edition: First edition.Description: xvi, 269 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9781984848451; 1984848453.Subject(s): Obama, Barack -- Friends and associates -- Juvenile literature | Obama, Barack -- Friends and associates | Presidents -- United States -- Staff -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Young women -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Women -- Political activity -- United States -- Juvenile literature | United States -- Politics and government -- 2009-2017 -- Juvenile literature | Presidents -- United States -- Staff -- Biography | Young women -- United States -- Biography | United States -- Politics and government -- 2009-2017 | Nonfiction | Biography | Biographies
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
They were teens when Barack Obama announced he was running for president. They came of age in the Obama Era. And then they joined his White House. Smart, motivated, ambitious--and ready to change the world. Kalisha Dessources planned one of the biggest summits held by the Obama White House--The United State of Women. Andrea Flores fought for the president's immigration bill on the Hill. Nita Contreras traveled the globe and owned up to a rookie mistake on Air Force One (in front of the leader of the free world!). Here are ten inspiring, never-before-told stories from diverse young women who got. Stuff. Done. They recall--fondly and with humor and a dose of humility--what it was like to literally help run the world. And they did it in heels... but also often in sensible flats, too. YES SHE CAN is an intimate look at Obama's presidency through the eyes of some of the most successful, and completely relatable, young women who were there. Full of wisdom they wish they could impart to their younger selves and a message about the need for more girls in government, these recollections are about stepping out into the spotlight and up to the challenge--something every girl can do. With contributions from Jenna Brayton, Eleanor Celeste, Nita Contreras, Kalisha Dessources, Molly Dillon, Andrea R. Flores, Vivian P. Graubard, Noemie C. Levy, Taylor Lustig, and Jaimie Woo. Foreword by Yara Shahidi. An actress and activist, Shahidi is the creator of Eighteen x '18, a platform to empower first-time voters.
"Compiled by Molly Dillon"--Cover.
Grades: 7 to 8.
"An anthology for young women by young women, featuring stories from ten inspiring young staffers who joined the Obama administration in their 20s with the hope of making a difference"-- Provided by publisher.
Foreword by Yara Shahidi -- Prologue -- Molly Dillon -- Andrea R. Flores -- Kalisha Dessources Figures -- Taylor Lustig -- Vivian P. Graubard -- Eleanor Celeste -- Nita Contreras -- Jenna Brayton -- Jaimie Woo -- Noemie C. Levy -- A girl's guide to getting into government.
Table of contents provided by Syndetics
- Foreword (p. ix)
- Prologue (p. xiii)
- Molly Dillon (p. 1)
- Andrea R. Flores (p. 29)
- Kalisha Dessources Figures (p. 51)
- Taylor Lustig (p. 79)
- Vivian P. Graubard (p. 97)
- Eleanor Celeste (p. 119)
- Nita Contreras (p. 145)
- Jenna Brayton (p. 173)
- Jaimie Woo (p. 197)
- Noemie C. Levy (p. 223)
- A Girl's Guide to Getting into Government (p. 247)
- Acknowledgments (p. 255)
- About Yara Shahidi (p. 263)
- About the Authors (p. 265)