Queens of the Resistance: Maxine Waters : A Biography A celebration of Representative Maxine Waters, who reclaimed her time and led the first calls for impeachment. Maxine Waters is an icon for a generation of women powerbrokers in politics. The daughter of a single mom from St. Louis, she’s smart, sassy, and an outright firecracker. She is the first woman of color to regulate the big banks as the chair of the House Financial Services Committee. With illustrations, deep research, and writing as endlessly quotable as she is, Queens of the Resistance pays tribute to this phenomenal woman.