Chelsea Clinton: She Persisted in Sports: American Olympians Who Changed the Game

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#1 New York Times bestselling author Chelsea Clinton and Olympic medalist Maia Shibutani will join Changing Hands on September 23 at 6:30PM PDT for a live virtual event, moderated by Good Morning Arizona anchor Olivia Fierro, to celebrate the launch of SHE PERSISTED IN SPORTS: American Olympians Who Changed the Game. 

The event will take place on Zoom, where you can submit questions to the host during the event. You may also email us questions in advance to You will receive the Zoom link by email within 24 hours of the event start time.

The purchase from Changing Hands of She Persisted in Sports is required via Eventbrite to register for the live Zoom event. Copies of Maia Shibutani’s new book Kudo Kids: The Mystery of the Masked Medalist will also be available for purchase. A limited supply of She Persisted in Sports and Kudo Kids will include signed bookplates with book purchase, so make sure to register now!


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The third book in ChelseaClinton and Alexandra Boiger’s  #1 New York Times bestselling She Persisted picture book series, celebrates American women who have faced their own unique set of challenges, across countless sports and levels of play, and excelled because of their persistence. Women in the book include Phoenix Mercury’s Diana Taurasi along with Margaret Ives Abbott, Gertrude Ederle, "Babe" Didrikson Zaharias, Wilma Rudolph, Jean Driscoll, Mia Hamm and the 1996 Olympic soccer team, Kristi Yamaguchi, Venus and Serena Williams, Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings, Simone Biles, Ibtihaj Muhammad and Jocelyne and Monique Lamoureux. A Spanish-language edition, ELLA PERSISTIÓ EN EL DEPORTE, will be concurrently released.


Chelsea Clinton is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World; She Persisted Around the World: 13 Women Who Changed History; Don't Let Them Disappear: 12 Endangered Species Across the Globe; It's Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going!; Start Now!: You Can Make a Difference and, with Devi Sridhar, Governing Global Health: Who Runs the World and Why? She is also the Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation, where she works on many initiatives, including those that help empower the next generation of leaders. She lives in New York City with her husband, Marc, their children and their dog, Soren. You can follow Chelsea Clinton on Twitter @ChelseaClinton or on Facebook at


From two-time Olympic bronze medalists Maia and Alex Shibutani comes a fun-filled, fast-paced middle-grade mystery set at the Tokyo Olympics.

Andy and Mika are going to Tokyo!

The Kudo Kids have never been to Japan before, so they can't believe they get to attend the Summer Olympics there. The siblings plan to eat tons of delicious Japanese food, watch every event they can, and win a super-popular new game called OlympiFan.

Developed by a mysterious former medalist, OlympiFan brings players together from all over the world to search Tokyo for virtual medals and clues to the secretive creator's identity. Andy loves puzzles, and he's determined to crack this one, especially since the winning team will get to be beta testers for the Masked Medalist's future games!

Mika wants to find as many clues as she can, but she also has a secret goal of her own--one that could get her into big trouble. But when someone sabotages the game, the Kudo Kids have an even bigger mystery to solve than the Masked Medalist's identity. If they want to capture the gold, Mika and Andy have to figure out who's trying to stop their team before someone beats them to the grand prize!


Maia and Alex Shibutani (aka the ShibSibs) are two-time Olympic bronze medalists, three-time world medalists, Four Continents Champions, and two-time U.S. National Champions. At the 2018 Winter Olympics, they became the first ice dancers of Asian descent to medal at the Olympics and are only the second sibling duo in the history of the sport to share an ice dancing medal.

Off the ice, the ShibSibs are known for sharing their personalities, experiences, and interests on social media to bring new audiences to their sport. They travel the world and enjoy spending time together (most of the time), eating food (all of the time), and meeting new people (any time!). The Mystery of the Masked Medalist is their first book.

Find Maia and Alex on Twitter and Instagram: @MaiaShibutani @AlexShibutani @ShibSibs

Yaoyao Ma Van As is an illustrator, art director, vegan, and dog lover. She has a BFA in Art & Design and an MFA in Animation. Between working on animated television shows she likes to relax by illustrating quiet little moments in life. Yaoyao currently lives in Los Angeles, California, with her husband and four-legged baby.


Olivia Fierro is a broadcast journalist and UCLA graduate with a BA in both History and Women’s Studies. She puts her curious and talkative nature to good use as co-host of Good Morning Arizona. She's a fan of travel, yoga, and reading, which she shares with the Phoenix community, having launched Olivia’s Book Club in 2019.


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