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New 4-Part Book Series Tells The Stories Of ‘Queens Of The Resistance’

The book series aims to tell the story of four women in Congress.
The book series aims to tell the story of four women in Congress.
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The “Year of the Woman” — that’s what 2018 was often called. A record-breaking number of female candidates ran for office and won — many of them women of color and LGBT candidates.

This year, according to the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University, even more women are running for office, including a new surge of Republican female candidates.

In the midst of all this, a new four-part book series tells the stories of four women in Congress — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Congresswomen Maxine Waters, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Elizabeth Warren.

It’s called, “Queens of the Resistance.”

On Friday’s edition of “Closer Look,” co-authors Brenda Jones and Krishan Trotman joined host Rose Scott to discuss the series and why they believe now is an important time to tell these women’s stories.

  • Brenda Jones, longtime communications director for U.S. Rep. John Lewis and author of “Queens of the Resistance”
  • Krishan Trotman, executive editor at Hachette Books and author of “Queens of the Resistance”

To hear the full conversation, click on the audio player above.