A modern girl is nothing without her squad of besties. But don't let all the hashtags fool you: the #girlsquad goes back a long, long time. In this hilarious and heartfelt book, geek girl Sam Maggs takes you on a tour of some of history's most famous female BFFs, including: Anne Bonny and Mary Read, the infamous lady pirates who sailed the seven seas and plundered with the ...
|Title||:||Girl Squads: 20 Female Friendships That Changed History|
|Number of Pages||:||272 pages|
Girl Squads: 20 Female Friendships That Changed History Reviews
I would only recommend this book to become introduced to the amazing groups of women we never learned about in history class. HOWEVER - I'm a bit disappointed in Sam Maggs' biased writing. When writing about two particular women, it is clear in their actions and correspondence to each other that they were lovers. Maggs seems to derail the very idea by writing in the same breath: "...in her journals... she wrote: 'it was in this rustic place, in this profound solitude, that I realized the value o ...more
** I received an advance reader copy of this book for free through a Goodreads giveaway. **
This is a well-written, easy to read and fun exploration of various female friendships/teams throughout history that changed the world in one way or another. From the female volleyball team from Japan that changed both the sport and gave the Japanese people a reason to be proud again after WWII to the women in Finland who fought for equal rights in the early 1900s, there is plenty of information to be gain ...more
A good introduction to some amazing women and their contributions to women's equality, specifically for a younger audience. Although the writing is witty at times, sometimes it's just a little annoying. However, that being said, the mini bios included in this collection are stories that should be shared. A good start for anyone wanting to read more detailed biographies of these women. The women portrayed are from different cultures, locations, and eras, so kudos for that. I was especially moved ...more
Well this was a wonderful non-fiction read. I actually bought the audiobook so I could listen whilst I was out and about but I was glad I had the physical book to be able to see the illustrations and the contents to reference back to sections I enjoyed. As a side note, the naked book is absolutely beautiful and really is a reason to buy this book aside from anything else-trust me!
I really really loved the way this book was structured. It is divided into athlete squads; political & activist s ...more
Girl Squad: 20 female friendships that changed history was a surprised book mail from Quirk Books. Once I pulled it out of the envelope I was looking forward to reading it. I love History and I have study Feminism so this book is right up my alley. Girl Squad is split into 5 groups;Athlete SquadsPolitical & Activist SquadsWarrior SquadsScientist SquadsArtist SquadsAll the Squads span all different period of history even up to 21st century. The stories tell you about the women but also the wo ...more
This book was absolutely phenomenal. I love books that bright light to the women who have impacted history, because they are so often left out of history books. Women have always been active participants and change makers in our world, but their contributions have often been actively overlooked, erased, or ignored. Books like Girl Squads show us that all we have to do to discover the amazing women changing the world is to look.
Girl Squads tells the stories of twenty groups of women from ancient ...more
Great, interesting, strong characters, fantastic variety of girl squads. Highly recommended.
Thank you to both NetGalley and Quitk Books for giving me the opportunity to read ’Girl Squads’ in exchange for my honest unbiased review.
I have had the opportunity to meet and see Sam Maggs speak a few times, and have loved her books in the past! Sam truly is the epitome of a cool, feminist, nerd! She speaks inclusively and her books are validating and empowering and Girl Squads was no exception! This book focused on exactly how much is possible, when women come together to accomplish something! And it really showed how powerful we can be when women support women. Not to mention, the illustrations were totally adorable. I will su ...more