Bookmarks & Salem Academy and College Present Chelsea Clinton

Bookmarks & Salem Academy and College Present:
A Conversation with Chelsea Clinton



This all ages event will focus on the topic of girls and women in STEM fields as discussed in Clinton's newest picture book, She Persisted in Science.

Tickets are general admission seating and cost $25 or ($45 for two). Tickets come with a signed copy of She Persisted in Science. Note that this is a picture book geared towards ages 5+. Attendees have the choice to donate their book back to Bookmarks who will then donate the books to local elementary schools with a STEM focus.

Chelsea will be in conversation with Dr. Summer McGee, President of Salem College. There will not be a public book signing at this event.

This event is presented in conjunction with the celebration of Salem's 250th anniversary. Salem and Bookmarks will be donating 500 copies of She Persisted in Science to students at a local title 1 elementary school.

Please note below the Covid protocols in place for this event. Doors open at 6:00 pm. The event will begin at 7:00 pm.

About Chelsea Clinton

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; She Persisted in Sports: American Olympians Who Changed the Game; 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; with Hillary Clinton, Grandma’s Gardens and Gutsy Women; 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

About She Persisted in Science

A STEM-focused addition to the #1 New York Times bestselling She Persisted series!

Throughout history, women have been told that science isn’t for them. They’ve been told that they’re not smart enough, or that their brains just aren’t able to handle it. In this book, Chelsea Clinton introduces readers to women scientists who didn’t listen to those who told them “no” and who used their smarts, their skills and their persistence to discover, invent, create and explain.

She Persisted in Science is for everyone who’s ever had questions about the world around them or the way things work, and who won’t give up until they find their answers.

With engaging artwork by Alexandra Boiger accompanying the inspiring text, this is a book that shows readers that everyone has the potential to make a difference, and that women in science change our world.

This book features: Florence Nightingale, Rebecca Lee Crumpler, Ynes Enriquetta Julietta Mexia, Grace Hopper, Rosalind Franklin, Gladys West, Jane Goodall, Flossie Wong-Staal, Temple Grandin, Zaha Hadid, Ellen Ochoa, Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha & Mari Copeny, and Autumn Peltier, Greta Thunberg & Wanjiru Wathuti

About Dr. Summer McGee
Summer Johnson McGee, Phd, CPH, is the 22nd President of Salem Academy and College. She is a prominent advocate for the education and advancement of health leaders, for the advancement of diversity, and for the power of educational innovation. Dr. McGee holds a PhD in Bioethics & Health Policy from The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health and graduated summa cum laude with a BA in Philosophy and a BA in Bioethics from Indiana University Bloomington. She also is a graduate of the Harvard University Graduate School of Education Management Development Program. Before joining Salem, Dr. McGee was the founding Dean of the School of Health Sciences at the University of New Haven and served on the faculty at Loyola University Chicago, the University of Kansas School of Medicine, and Albany Medical College. You can follow President McGee on Instagram @presidentsummermcgee.

Salem Academy and College

Salem Academy and College is the oldest continuously operating educational institution for girls and women in America. Founded in 1772, Salem marks its 250th anniversary in 2022. Built upon a foundation of empowering and preparing girls and women from all around the world to effect change, shatter expectations, and lead, Salem Academy and College has a long track record of delivering highly focused, personalized, and immersive educational experiences. It is uniquely equipped to prepare the next generation of women to lead. Salem Academy is a college preparatory school located on a diverse, active college campus focused on preparing young women for careers in STEAM. Salem College is the nation’s only liberal arts college exclusively dedicated to developing the next generation of women leaders in health. For more information visit


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COVID-19 Protocols

Guests for the 250th events on the Salem Academy and College campus will be required to wear masks, and upon entry to campus show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination (vaccine card) or a recent negative COVID-19 test result (obtained within 72 hours prior to the event). For the health and safety of the campus community, guests should not enter campus if they are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms or illness or if they have had a close contact exposure resulting in the need to quarantine.

Event date: 
Monday, April 4, 2022 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
She Persisted in Science: Brilliant Women Who Made a Difference By Chelsea Clinton, Alexandra Boiger (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Chelsea Clinton, Alexandra Boiger (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780593353295
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Philomel Books - March 1st, 2022

A STEM-focused addition to the #1 New York Times bestselling She Persisted series!

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