Print: A Bookstore is proud to be working with Emmy-winning journalist and Maine author Elisa Boxer in support of her new nonfiction picture book, A Seat at the Table : The Nancy Pelosi Story. All copies will be signed by the author and can be personalized - make sure to include your request in the order comments section during checkout! For any questions, reach out to our Children's Manager, Stephanie Heinz, at 207-536-4778 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This picture-book biography about Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi illustrates her marble-ceiling shattering journey to become the first woman to lead the House of Representatives and her fight to make sure that women always have a seat at the table.
Nancy Pelosi grew up watching her father, the mayor of Baltimore, welcome in people of all different backgrounds to sit at their table and make their voices heard. Nancy’s mother always stood beside him, working behind the scenes to her husband and the people he served. When Nancy grew up, she continued working behind the scenes in politics until a friend asked her to run for Congress herself—jump-starting a 33 year career as a political representative and taking her higher than she could have once imagined.
This picture book brings Nancy’s story to young readers at a time where standing up and asserting your right to be heard are essential lessons for parents and children alike. Young girls, especially, will be inspired by Nancy’s journey and her commitment to using her voice to help others and to make sure women are heard in government. The backmatter also includes an interview with Nancy Pelosi herself, and her quotes are scattered throughout.
Elisa Boxer is a Maine-based, Emmy-winning journalist and columnist whose work has appeared in publications including The New York Times and Fast Company. She has reported for newspapers, magazines and TV stations, and has a passion for telling stories about people harnessing their courage to create change. Her first book, The Voice That Won the Vote: How One Woman’s Words Made History, was released last year to coincide with the suffrage centennial. She was thrilled to be able to interview House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for her second book, which includes excerpts from that interview. Elisa has several more nonfiction picture books on the way. Visit her at http://elisaboxer.com/