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Yes She Can 10 Stories of Hope and Change from Young Female Staffers during the Obama White House – that is a long title. I think most will just call it Yes She Can or as my girls called it Yes She Can 10 Stories of Hope and Change. This book is told by young female staffers while they worked within the white house. Each story is that staffer’s take on their job, the White House and what it was like to work with Obama and Biden. This non fiction book is fun to read and I learned a lot about jobs with in the government. The Obama era had so many diverse workers from all ethnic backgrounds, he employed many women and gave lots of young people a job. Like any job it all depends on who your boss is. That makes or breaks the job and for these girls it sounds like they had a great boss. They were given big jobs and trusted with policy portfolio’s. They proved they were up for the job and share their experiences with us the readers. There is a section in the back of the book that gives young women information on getting in to the government field of work. This book is perfect for readers middle grade through YA and adult. The stories were all interesting and I gained knowledge with each, but my favorite was the first story because it talked about foster care system bill and how they were trying to change the policies that just abandon these kids when they age out. I think that is so horrible and can’t even imagine! All the stories were great and even if you reader is not into non fiction they are short stories that can be read all a once or over time a story or two each setting. The reader’s will learn a lot and maybe even be inspired to look into working for the government on policy changes. Personally I have never been a big Poli-Sci person but I did take a few classes, but this book might have inspired me a little more.
About the book: An intimate look at Obama’s presidency through the eyes of some of the most successful and diverse young women who were there.
Told in humorous and relatable first-person accounts by a stellar cast of accomplished women, YES SHE CAN pulls back the curtain to present an honest, yet refreshing, take on the hard work and courage necessary to build a career in public service and step up to the challenge. From the prologue to the back matter—dedicated to “A Girl’s Guide to Getting into Government”—this book is meant to inspire our future generation of female leaders.
Thank you Schwartz & Wade for sending me a copy of Yes She Can for review. All thoughts and opinions are mine and not influenced by the free book.
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