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 received an advanced egalley of Girl Squads through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. You can read that review in full on my blog, or read an excerpt below.
Give me a book that explores historical figures in short, illustrated essay format, and I’m so there. There are a number of books that do this really poorly, it’s true, but the ones that get it right get it really, really right. Luckily, Sam Maggs’ new book, Girl Squads: 20 Female Friendships That Changed History, illustrated b ...more
From Darcy & Bingley ( Pride and Prejudice), Holmes & Watson ( Sherlock Holmes series) to Carraway and Gatsby ( The Great Gatsby), examples of male friendships a.k.a bromances are never in short supply. Women, on the other hand, are often characterised as being catty towards each other, being frenemies and generally being unsupportive towards each other.
Sam Maggs ' Girl Squads female friendships and/or support systems that have been created by women that have been overlooked in history ...more
This was fascinating. I'd heard of a few of them - there's a chapter about the women from Hidden Figures, with some details the movie missed - but most were new to me and they spanned all over history, from BCE to modern day. It was also a really diverse collection and an inspiring one, telling facts with occasional funny commentary and lots of mocking of the men who didn't believe in these women. It's voice-y, without being overpoweringly so, and informative, and it makes me think a lot about m ...more
I’m obsessed with these stories, this writing and this book in general 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍
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
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
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Sam Maggs has put together a wonderful book that details the lives and feats of some of histories greatest Girl Squads. The reader is taken through warrior squads, artist squads, scientist squads and many more, there are 20 stories within this book and while Maggs can't give every story huge amounts of detail what Maggs does give you is a great outline of each group, where you can go off and add even more detail yourself if you wis ...more
DNF. The language here is too cutesy. Evidently this is written for preteens. Not for me.