Avid Bookshop presents the ten authors of Yes She Can: 10 Stories of Hope & Change From Young Female Staffers of the Obama White House. This event will take place on Saturday, June 15, 2019, from 6:30-7:30 pm at our Prince Avenue location and is free and open to the public. We encourage you to purchase a copy of the book to get it signed by the author!
You can purchase this event book online from Avid Bookshop here: https://www.avidbookshop.com/book/9781984848451
ABOUT THE BOOK:
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 Figures 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.
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 which is something every girl can do.
Jenna Brayton, Eleanor Celeste, Nita Contreras, Kalisha Dessources Figures, Molly Dillon, Andrea R. Flores, Vivian P. Graubard, Noemie C. Levy, Taylor Lustig, and Jaimie Woo were all staff members of the White House under Barack Obama.
PRAISE FOR YES SHE CAN:
“The extraordinary women whose stories are reflected in this book embody courage, hard work, persistence, and resilience—characteristics we should demand from all of our leaders. This honest and inspiring look at politics and government is a must-read for anyone—especially any girl—who dreams of changing the world for the better.”
—Cecile Richards, lifelong activist, former president of Planned Parenthood, and author of Make Trouble