Modern HERstory: Stories of Women and Nonbinary People Rewriting History
Getting young women interested in history, especially in activism, can be difficult at times. Most of the historical discourse, especially in schools, focuses on older white men. Modern HERstory is an illustrated book, and the perfect companion for high school aged girls; it will inspire them to reach for the stars. Blair Imani tells the stories of remarkable women who have taken on the world in their own unique way and have become leaders in their respective fields. Imani starts with people who fought for LGBTQ rights at Stonewall and then focuses on young leaders who are making an impact today. Each person has a page and illustration dedicated to her story. Readers will notice a theme; the author mostly discusses young, gender non-normative people who were born after 1970, some were born as early as the 2000s. Girls and non-binary people who take the time to read these brief profiles about the young people profiled here and the impact they have will find new role models and be inspired.
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||Blair Imani • Monique Le, Illustrator • Tegan and Sara, Foreword|
|Page Count||208 pages|
|Publisher||Ten Speed Press|
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|Category||Biographies & Memoirs|