Forward by: Senator Amy Klobuchar
Length: 320 pages
Nevertheless, We Persisted is a compilation of 48 stories from a diverse group of people. The theme of the book is triumph over adversity. The stories come from a range of people, athletes, educators, activists, and many more, and the topics are a range, from figuring out sexual identity, overcoming racism or sexism, defying expectations, and other such concepts.
This is a really captivating book, and very inspirational. These are true stories from real people, and if you’re like me where you like gaining different perspectives through reading that you wouldn’t gain otherwise, this is the book for you. If you feel like you’ve lost your voice, or you’re sort of stuck in where you want your life to go, I recommend this book because it’s very down-to-Earth. You may recognize some names in this book because there are actors', athletes', and politicians' accounts in this book.
Reviewed by Ellie, 2023