Shelli R. Johannes - She Persisted: Florence Nightingale

How absolutely incredible is it that books have the power to transport us through space and time to introduce us personally to important and inspirational people of the past? This is exactly the mission of the She Persisted series, created by Chelsea Clinton and continued on by many amazing authors, including our very own Shelli R. Johannes!! We are absolutely thrilled to help Shelli launch She Persisted: Florence Nightingale (during Women's History Month, no less) by throwing a "Reach for the Stars" party! Come dressed as some someone who inspires you (fictional or someone from real life) and be prepared for a night of great books, inspirational women, and saying "thank you" to local nurses! See below for more details:


Admission: $0 That's right, admission is free! However, you still need to "purchase" a ticket for everyone in your group! Reserve your spot here

You must purchase a book in order to enter the signing line! Pre-Order a copy of She Persisted: Florence Nightingale below


Little Shop of Stories - Upstairs Event Space

About the Book:

When Florence Nightingale decided as a teenager that she wanted to become a nurse, her parents tried to talk her out of it, claiming that it wasn't a suitable profession for a woman. But she persisted in her career and went on to save countless lives of patients, especially of soldiers. Known as "The Lady with the Lamp," she is widely considered to be the founder of modern nursing.

In this chapter book biography by critically acclaimed author Shelli R. Johannes, readers learn about the amazing life of Florence Nightingale--and how she persisted.

Complete with an introduction from Chelsea Clinton, black-and-white illustrations throughout, and a list of ways that readers can follow in Florence Nightingale's footsteps and make a difference! A perfect choice for kids who love learning and teachers who want to bring inspiring women into their curriculum.

And don’t miss out on the rest of the books in the She Persisted series, featuring so many more women who persisted, including Sally Ride, Rosalind Franklin, Temple Grandin, and more!

About the Author:

Shelli R. Johannes is the author of the Cece Loves Science series and the Theo TheSaurus picture books. An animal lover, she can often be found volunteering with animal conservation groups or rescuing strays off the side of the highway. Shelli lives in Atlanta with her husband, two kids, and a whole bunch of pets. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @srjohannes.

Event date: 
Saturday, March 4, 2023 - 5:00pm
Event address: 
133A East Court Square
Decatur, GA 30030
She Persisted: Florence Nightingale By Shelli R. Johannes, Chelsea Clinton, Alexandra Boiger (Illustrator), Gillian Flint (Illustrator) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593529010
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Philomel Books - March 7th, 2023

Inspired by the #1 New York Times bestseller She Persisted by Chelsea Clinton and Alexandra Boiger, a chapter book series about women who spoke up and rose up against the odds--including Florence Nightingale!