Girl Squads: 20 Female Friendships That Changed History
Women have been working together to make the world a good place for as long as women have been around. Girl Squads tells the stories of twenty different groups of women who have made real differences in the world. The stories are sorted into five sections — Athlete Squads, Political & Activist Squads, Warrior Squads, Scientist Squads, and Artist Squads. The book features stories such as the friendship between tennis rivals Madison Keyes and Sloan Stevens and the women from the movie Hidden Figures, but with some new information.
The stories span history from the beginning of the Common Era to present-day. Each essay is well researched and exceptionally well-written. They have the flavor of magazine articles from high-end magazines such as The Atlantic or Vanity Fair. The stories are fresh, fun, and entertaining. This book will empower young women to take chances and to find paths that will broaden their horizons. Author Sam Maggs has put together a remarkable series of essays covering inspiring stories—don’t miss it.
After editing at City Book Review for a few years, I took up the duties of editorial assistant, which include assigning books for review, posting reviews to our various sites, and nagging reviewers for things. In my non-nagging time, I’m a gamer, artist, writer, and notorious black thumb/bane of plants. My answer to every book-related question: read Octavia Butler.
|Author||Sam Maggs • Jenn Woodall, Illustrator|
|Page Count||272 pages|
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