Wordplay 2021: She Persisted

She Persisted with Meg Medina, Sayantani DasGupta, Michelle Knudsen, and Chelsea Clinton

Virtual Wordplay is a presentation of St. Catherine University and Star Tribune. This event is in partnership with Ryan Reads (a program of Ryan Companies).

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Join authors Meg Medina (She Persisted: Sonia Sotomayor), Sayantani DasGupta (She Persisted: Virginia Apgar), Michelle Knudsen (She Persisted: Nellie Bly), and Chelsea Clinton.

Calling all mini feminists, emerging activists, and any future change-maker in your life! Join beloved children's authors and heroes in their own right as they tell true stories about women who have persisted. With Meg Medina on Sonia Sotomayor, Sayantani DasGupta on Virginia Apgar, Michelle Knudsen on Nellie Bly, and Chelsea Clinton, who wrote about each of these incredible women in her picture book, She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World, these stories will help cultivate and inspire the young people in your life to persist.

Moderated by ReBecca Roloff. 

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If this event is sold out, you will be able to watch the overflow stream on the Loft's YouTube and Facebook channels.

Additional Youth Resources

Keep reading & writing at home with these fun and engaging worksheets and creative prompts! (Coming soon!)