Pinkie Promises is the story of a girl named Polly, who knows she's strong and capable. But whenever she offers to help her uncle or brother or neighbor, they laugh and tell her "That's not what girls do."
Then one day, Polly's mother takes her to a rally to meet a woman who's running for president. Polly and the candidate make a pinkie promise to remember all the things that girls can do. Polly carries that promise with her at school, onto the soccer field, and even into an election for Class President.
“The pinkie promises I’ve made with thousands of girls will stay with me always,” said Senator Warren. “Those promises are a reminder of our strength, and I hope this book will encourage even the youngest readers to dream big—because that's what girls do.”
A portion of the author’s proceeds will be donated to the Girls Inc chapters in Holyoke, Pittsfield, Taunton, Lynn, Lowell, Seacoast, and Worcester, Massachusetts. Girls Inc is an organization which strives to inspire “all girls to be strong, smart, and bold, through direct service and advocacy.”
Attendees will have the opportunity to submit a personal pinkie promise to Elizabeth and her team that we will try to feature during the live event! All who purchase a ticket will be sent a submission link.
*Please note that this is an event for kids. We hope that all adults will be accompanied by children.
Elizabeth Warren has served as the United States Senator of Massachusetts since 2013. She is a former law professor and one of the nation's leading progressive voices. Elizabeth is the author of numerous books, including This Fight Is Our Fight, and she lives with her husband and their golden retriever in Cambridge, MA.
Charlene Chua is an award-winning illustrator. Her books include Hug? and the illustrations for Love, Violet. When they are not making art, they enjoy playing video games with their husband, reading, and cuddling their cats