Fox News reports that a children’s “chapter book series about women who spoke up and rose up against the odds” and is targeted at kids ages 6 to 9 is set to release a book about Rachel Levine, the first openly transgender federal official and the new assistant secretary at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
She Persisted: Rachel Levine by Lisa Bunker will be released on June 6 and was inspired by Chelsea Clinton’s picture book series by the same title that tells the stories of women like Oprah Winfrey, Sonia Sotomayor and Greta Thunberg.
The book, which includes an introduction from Chelsea Clinton, states it is the “perfect choice for kids who love learning and teachers who want to bring inspiring women into their curriculum” and provides a “list of ways that readers can follow in Rachel Levine’s footsteps and make a difference!”
“As the first openly transgender government official to hold an office that requires Senate confirmation, the first openly transgender four-star officer in uniform service, and the first female four-star admiral in the commissioned corps, Rachel Levine faced many obstacles throughout her life,” the book’s online description reads. “But she persisted through them all and showed kids of all genders that they can succeed in their dreams too.”
But mostly, it shows young girls that there is nothing special about their feminine nature, that a man who simply claims to be a woman is more highly celebrated in our perverse culture than actual women. That’s the message this book sends young girls.