Girl Squads: 20 Female Friendships That Changed History

Girl Squads: 20 Female Friendships That Changed History

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Overview

A fun and feisty tour of famous girl BFFs from history who stuck together and changed the world.

Spanning art, science, politics, activism, and sports, these 20 diverse profiles show just how essential female friendship have been across history and around the world. In this engaging and well-researched book, Sam Maggs takes you on a tour of some of history's most fascinating and bravest BFFs, including:

  • Anne Bonny and Mary Read, the infamous lady pirates who sailed the seven seas and plundered with the best of the men
  • Jeanne Manon Roland and Sophie Grandchamp, Parisian socialites who landed front-row seats (from prison) to the French Revolution
  • Sharon and Shirley Firth, the Indigenous twin sisters who went on to become Olympic skiers and barrier breakers in the sport
  • The Edinburgh Seven, the band of gal pals who became the first women admitted to medical school in the United Kingdom
  • The Zohra Orchestra, the ensemble from Afghanistan who defied laws, danger, and threats to become the nation's first all-female musical group

Fun, informative, and delightful to read—with fresh illustrations by Jenn Woodall—it's perfect for you and every member of your own girl gang.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781683690726
Publisher: Quirk Publishing
Publication date: 10/02/2018
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 310,606
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.60(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Sam Maggs is a best-selling writer of books, comics, and video games. She’s a Senior Writer for Insomniac Games; the author of The Fangirl's Guide to the Galaxy, Wonder Women, and Girl Squads (Oct. 2018), all published by Quirk Books and distributed by Penguin Random House; a contributor to BioWare's highly-anticipated forthcoming game Anthem; and she’s written for comics like Star Trek and Jem & The Holograms. A Canadian in Los Angeles, she misses Coffee Crisp and bagged milk.

Jenn Woodall is an illustrator and comics creator whose work has been featured in multiple comics anthologies. She lives in Toronto.

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