Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Bad Girls Throughout History: 100 Remarkable Women who Changed the World by Ann Shen


Aphra Behn, first female professional writer. Sojourner Truth, activist and abolitionist. Ada Lovelace, first computer programmer. Marie Curie, first woman to win the Nobel Prize. Joan Jett, godmother of punk. The 100 revolutionary women highlighted in this gorgeously illustrated book were bad in the best sense of the word: they challenged the status quo and changed the rules for all who followed. From pirates to artists, warriors, daredevils, scientists, activists, and spies, the accomplishments of these incredible women vary as much as the eras and places in which they effected change. Featuring bold watercolor portraits and illuminating essays by Ann Shen, Bad Girls Throughout History is a distinctive, gift-worthy tribute

My Thoughts
This is a fabulous book. It is a series of short pieces of writing with an accompanying picture featuring inspiring women from history. It features a huge range of women from different fields throughout a wide spectrum of history from Elizabeth Blackwell to Malala Yousafzai

It is very American focused and I do think leaving out Emmeline Pankhurst is a crying shame. Also a little bit irked by the section on Margaret Thatcher with the wording "first in her family to go to college" when it should read "to go to university".  

A perfect coffee table book to flick through and inspire. These are the sort of people we should all know about

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