Know Your Power
A Message to America's Daughters
Publication Date: April 7, 2009
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“Never losing faith, we worked to redeem the promise of America, that all men and women are created equal. For our daughters and our granddaughters today we have broken the marble ceiling. For our daughters and our granddaughters now the sky is the limit.” —Nancy Pelosi, after being sworn in as Speaker of the House When Nancy Pelosi became the first woman Speaker of the House, she made history. Now she continues to inspire women everywhere in this thought-provoking collection of wise words-her own and those of the important people who played pivotal roles in her journey. In this compelling book, she encourages mothers and grandmothers, daughters and granddaughters to never lose faith, to speak out and make their voices heard, to focus on what matters most and to follow their dreams wherever they may lead.
Nancy Pelosi became Speaker of the House in 2007 after serving twenty years in Congress. She and her husband, Paul, have been married for forty-five years. She is the mother of five children and the grandmother of seven. She divides her time between Washington, D.C. and San Francisco, California.
[A] graceful personal and political history . . . a gentle account from a tough politician.” —Publishers Weekly
“Readers will appreciate the spirit, the sincerity, and the context of the message delivered by one of the most powerful women in the nation.” —Booklist