Girl Squads: 20 Female Friendships That Changed History

Girl Squads: 20 Female Friendships That Changed History

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ISBN-13: 9781683690726
Publisher: Quirk Publishing
Publication date: 10/02/2018
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 130,138
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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SevenAcreBooks 14 days ago
If you think that female friendships are full of competition, catfights, and spite-then you can thank all the crappy writing that has filled our books and television screens for far too long. Sam Maggs takes a deep dive into 20 awesome female friendships that helped change the world and make it a better place. Covering five categories-athletes, political and activist, warrior, scientist and artist squads, Maggs tells the stories of some pretty amazing ladies who stuck together to create change throughout history. Some are pretty well known ladies like Anne Bonny and Mary Read, as well as our three amazing ladies on the U.S. Supreme Court. Others were a joy to discover like the Haenyeo free divers who are continuing the 2,500 year-old practice of diving for the various sea creatures found on the sea floor or the Trobairitz who were active during the 12th century. Sam Maggs covers the globe and all of time to bring us some of the most fascinating female friendships that have helped shaped history. I really enjoyed her points on how no matter how far back you go in history, women have worked together to bring about important change. It’s been through women working together, not alone, that brought about education and equality for women. Maggs writing is both informative and entertaining. Her other titles look equally awesome and I’m looking forward to checking out more of her work. Thanks to Netgalley and Quirk Books for the opportunity to read and review this book.