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A bold and gripping graphic history of the fight for women's rights The ongoing struggle for women's rights has spanned human history, touched nearly every culture on Earth, and encompassed a wide range of issues, such as the right to vote, work, get an education, own property, exercise bodily autonomy, and beyond. Amazons, Abolitionists, and Activists is a fun and fasc A bold and gripping graphic history of the fight for women's rights The ongoing struggle for women's rights has spanned human history, touched nearly every culture on Earth, and encompassed a wide range of issues, such as the right to vote, work, get an education, own property, exercise bodily autonomy, and beyond. Amazons, Abolitionists, and Activists is a fun and fascinating graphic novel-style primer that covers the key figures and events that have advanced women's rights from antiquity to the modern era. In addition, this compelling book illuminates the stories of notable women throughout history--from queens and freedom fighters to warriors and spies--and the progressive movements led by women that have shaped history, including abolition, suffrage, labor, civil rights, LGBTQ liberation, reproductive rights, and more. Examining where we've been, where we are, and where we're going, Amazons, Abolitionists, and Activists is an indispensable resource for people of all genders interested in the fight for a more liberated future.


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A bold and gripping graphic history of the fight for women's rights The ongoing struggle for women's rights has spanned human history, touched nearly every culture on Earth, and encompassed a wide range of issues, such as the right to vote, work, get an education, own property, exercise bodily autonomy, and beyond. Amazons, Abolitionists, and Activists is a fun and fasc A bold and gripping graphic history of the fight for women's rights The ongoing struggle for women's rights has spanned human history, touched nearly every culture on Earth, and encompassed a wide range of issues, such as the right to vote, work, get an education, own property, exercise bodily autonomy, and beyond. Amazons, Abolitionists, and Activists is a fun and fascinating graphic novel-style primer that covers the key figures and events that have advanced women's rights from antiquity to the modern era. In addition, this compelling book illuminates the stories of notable women throughout history--from queens and freedom fighters to warriors and spies--and the progressive movements led by women that have shaped history, including abolition, suffrage, labor, civil rights, LGBTQ liberation, reproductive rights, and more. Examining where we've been, where we are, and where we're going, Amazons, Abolitionists, and Activists is an indispensable resource for people of all genders interested in the fight for a more liberated future.

30 review for Amazons, Abolitionists, and Activists: A Graphic History of Women's Fight for Their Rights

  1. 4 out of 5

    Laurie Anderson

    Should be a standard in classrooms and libraries. There are SO MANY incredible women in this book!!! Put this in the hands of all readers!

  2. 4 out of 5

    Melki

    I feel like a real heel giving this such a low rating, but, damn - the effort is commendable, the artwork is amazing, the presentation . . . well, it's awful. First of all, there's just too, too much: trying to cover history from 3000 BCE to the present day in one book is a daunting task, and the author ends up giving short shrift to all the women involved. I also wish there'd been a more engaging story to pull the reader into the past, instead of what amounted to short biographies of each woman I feel like a real heel giving this such a low rating, but, damn - the effort is commendable, the artwork is amazing, the presentation . . . well, it's awful. First of all, there's just too, too much: trying to cover history from 3000 BCE to the present day in one book is a daunting task, and the author ends up giving short shrift to all the women involved. I also wish there'd been a more engaging story to pull the reader into the past, instead of what amounted to short biographies of each woman. I was reminded of the Ripley's Believe It Or Not comics . . . And, a little of that goes a long way. I'm really glad other people are digging this book. I had high hopes for this one, but I found that even reading just a few pages a day proved too tedious for me.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Lata

    This was great! Using example after example of woman after woman advocating for: women’s rights, worker safety, ability to vote, dismantling of racist and anti-LGBTQ+ laws, accessibility, education, anti-poverty, child protection and peace, the author Mikki Kendall showed how long the struggle has been. It often feels totally fruitless and disheartening, but each snippet about a female figure working hard for change reminded me that change has been happening. And continues to. There are so many w This was great! Using example after example of woman after woman advocating for: women’s rights, worker safety, ability to vote, dismantling of racist and anti-LGBTQ+ laws, accessibility, education, anti-poverty, child protection and peace, the author Mikki Kendall showed how long the struggle has been. It often feels totally fruitless and disheartening, but each snippet about a female figure working hard for change reminded me that change has been happening. And continues to. There are so many women whose lives I now want to research, thanks to this overview; a great introduction to how critical women have been at building so many things in societies around the world.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Carolyn

    SO MUCH information here, so many names and faces and ideas and movements and moments and... And too much. Liked it a lot, think I have some students who will get a lot out of it, but at a certain point, you start to feel like you are just reading a list. I wish they had gone for more depth and less breadth. Or that there were followup mini graphic novels for each woman mentioned! Now that would make a great set, ha. Yes, impossible. But still: it's worth that they're bringing up names and introduc SO MUCH information here, so many names and faces and ideas and movements and moments and... And too much. Liked it a lot, think I have some students who will get a lot out of it, but at a certain point, you start to feel like you are just reading a list. I wish they had gone for more depth and less breadth. Or that there were followup mini graphic novels for each woman mentioned! Now that would make a great set, ha. Yes, impossible. But still: it's worth that they're bringing up names and introducing people who maybe you haven't heard before (maybe you only knew the major players) but once there's that many of them, you don't get much information on each person. So it's a bit of a tossup. Definitely worth reading, definitely a great addition to a classroom library.

  5. 4 out of 5

    M. [storme reads a lot]

    Spot on about feminism! Just wished it had talked more about trans and non-binary people. Still, an amazing comic and a must for all libraries where young people are. I can’t believe this isn’t required for all because it’s just that darned good! The illustrations are gorgeous and the storytelling is phenomenal. I love this so much, and I hope everyone reads it!

  6. 4 out of 5

    Kelly

    Framed as a classroom adventure-lecture in the future, the comic is an exploration of women's rights fights from antiquity to the present, exploring rights for marginalized communities more broadly. Short profiles of leaders in various movements include well-known activists and even more lesser-known activists from across the globe and how they contributed to the fight for equality. The art is captivating and engaging, and I love how this is such a jumping off point for learning more about these Framed as a classroom adventure-lecture in the future, the comic is an exploration of women's rights fights from antiquity to the present, exploring rights for marginalized communities more broadly. Short profiles of leaders in various movements include well-known activists and even more lesser-known activists from across the globe and how they contributed to the fight for equality. The art is captivating and engaging, and I love how this is such a jumping off point for learning more about these activists, as well as for the movements themselves. Highly recommended for learning about global feminisms, global leaders, and global history. It's accessible and inclusive.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Morgan

    IMO This was the best comic book of 2019. Compared to other comic books about feminism, this one is spot on. Finally found one that focus on the topic rather than the authors take on the subject, that really just about them or how they were inspired by these woman. Mikki Kendall does a great job focusing on all types of women. She also points out the flaws of feminism too. A lot of this is focused on non-white women and their role (hence the cover). Don't think women rights meant rights for all w IMO This was the best comic book of 2019. Compared to other comic books about feminism, this one is spot on. Finally found one that focus on the topic rather than the authors take on the subject, that really just about them or how they were inspired by these woman. Mikki Kendall does a great job focusing on all types of women. She also points out the flaws of feminism too. A lot of this is focused on non-white women and their role (hence the cover). Don't think women rights meant rights for all women. This mentions how some suffragettes were racist and not friendly to the fact of a black woman voting. This also goes into a lot about Asian, Native American, LGBT and disability women's rights too. It could have included some more white women I thought were important, but there are so many women already and it would be even longer if she talked about everything. I highly recommend this to women interested in the history of feminism and also men, this proves knowing the history helps the fight. I should also add there is a interview on this book on YouTube that is worth watching as a companion. Adds more than the comic. Kendall is a media critique and will point out racism in TV shows, like Agent Carter.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Rod Brown

    A nice survey of the history of women's rights movements. Starting in 4500 BCE, it moves fast, hitting the high points and giving most of the 200+ women profiled a single panel or a page at most. Hopefully it works as a jumping off point, inspiring readers to dig into whichever aspect most fascinates them. A nice survey of the history of women's rights movements. Starting in 4500 BCE, it moves fast, hitting the high points and giving most of the 200+ women profiled a single panel or a page at most. Hopefully it works as a jumping off point, inspiring readers to dig into whichever aspect most fascinates them.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Krista

    I was looking forward to this so much that I pre-ordered it, and for the most part it lived up to my extremely (possibly unfairly) high expectations. This book covers a *lot* of ground and many many women and events, so it can't go into much depth about any of them and it can't touch on everything, due to space constraints. It will probably whet your appetite for more. That's a good thing, even if it's mildly frustrating! This is meant to be a primer and it is one. Some parts are USA-heavy which I was looking forward to this so much that I pre-ordered it, and for the most part it lived up to my extremely (possibly unfairly) high expectations. This book covers a *lot* of ground and many many women and events, so it can't go into much depth about any of them and it can't touch on everything, due to space constraints. It will probably whet your appetite for more. That's a good thing, even if it's mildly frustrating! This is meant to be a primer and it is one. Some parts are USA-heavy which was fine with me because that's where I live, and so do the authors. The graphic novel format really worked for me, and I think my kids will want to read it because of that. The pages feel nice and sturdy and the artwork is solid, with an especially gorgeous cover. This book doesn't shy away from tough topics and some violence is shown in the artwork, but not in a scary or glorifying way. I found some of the transitions and jumping around a bit jarring, but I also can't think of a better way to cover so much material succinctly. Overall the framing device works well: we virtually travel through time and around the world along with a class learning women's history from a futuristic, personified AI program. The students pose questions to the AI and talk a bit with each other, too, but most of the text is the AI character narrating historical events and giving brief biographies. I wish this book included pronunciation guides for all of the names, both for read-aloud purposes and just for my own edification. Maybe as footnotes in a future edition? I appreciate the index at the back and can envision this being used as a classroom and family resource, as well as being readable as a story. It's not easy to accomplish both of those things in one book, but this one balances them pretty well, and looks good doing it. I hope there is a sequel soon.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Rebecca

    So many incredible women featured in this! I'm planning on combing through the index to read more about my favourites. I appreciated that the focus of this history wasn't simply on white women or suffragettes, and covers different periods of history. I wish parts could have fleshed out more since they were mentioned in passing and at times the amount of names/people was almost overwhelming. Also at times I didn't care for the classroom concept. Really nice art though. So many incredible women featured in this! I'm planning on combing through the index to read more about my favourites. I appreciated that the focus of this history wasn't simply on white women or suffragettes, and covers different periods of history. I wish parts could have fleshed out more since they were mentioned in passing and at times the amount of names/people was almost overwhelming. Also at times I didn't care for the classroom concept. Really nice art though.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Ruby

    This book. Man. So much information, so much suffering and pride. So much history...it profiles sooo many hard-working women but the profiles are are short so I know it could have been ten times as long. We've come so far. And yet so far to go. (I did tear up at some parts.) This book. Man. So much information, so much suffering and pride. So much history...it profiles sooo many hard-working women but the profiles are are short so I know it could have been ten times as long. We've come so far. And yet so far to go. (I did tear up at some parts.)

  12. 4 out of 5

    Stephanie

    A good starting place, albeit with some biases, for learning about women’s rights! with pictures!

  13. 5 out of 5

    orangerful

    This book was FULL of information I did not know. SO MUCH INFORMATION. Maybe...too much? It became a bit overwhelming after awhile, as the many different women through-out history flew past on each page. I wanted to know more about them and their stories, but when you are covering pretty much all of history in a single book, it starts to feel like a huge information dump rather than a story. I almost wish this has been published as a series with slightly more in-depth biographies and context for This book was FULL of information I did not know. SO MUCH INFORMATION. Maybe...too much? It became a bit overwhelming after awhile, as the many different women through-out history flew past on each page. I wanted to know more about them and their stories, but when you are covering pretty much all of history in a single book, it starts to feel like a huge information dump rather than a story. I almost wish this has been published as a series with slightly more in-depth biographies and context for the time periods and societies these women came from.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Lauren Friedman-Way

    This was a frustrating read; on the one hand, it introduced readers to many new female faces, but on the other hand, they are such quick snapshots that there's no real new learning happening. There's little cohesion, though they make an effort to have "themes" in each chapter. I applaud the effort to cross cultures and geographic boundaries, but I think this would have worked much better as a series, rather than trying to squeeze so much into one relatively slim volume. Readers are unlikely to t This was a frustrating read; on the one hand, it introduced readers to many new female faces, but on the other hand, they are such quick snapshots that there's no real new learning happening. There's little cohesion, though they make an effort to have "themes" in each chapter. I applaud the effort to cross cultures and geographic boundaries, but I think this would have worked much better as a series, rather than trying to squeeze so much into one relatively slim volume. Readers are unlikely to take much away from this other than the fight for women's rights, in all categories, continues, and little progress has been made.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Gina

    The frustrating thing about the book is that it goes so quickly, just skimming the surface of so many interesting stories. Given the thousands of years involved and the global focus, that would be inevitable. This is the first comic book I have seen with an index, and that is absolutely something that it should have. There are plenty of options for more research, and this can be a jumping off point for further personal reading. I could also see it working well as part of the curriculum for a coll The frustrating thing about the book is that it goes so quickly, just skimming the surface of so many interesting stories. Given the thousands of years involved and the global focus, that would be inevitable. This is the first comic book I have seen with an index, and that is absolutely something that it should have. There are plenty of options for more research, and this can be a jumping off point for further personal reading. I could also see it working well as part of the curriculum for a college course on women's studies or activism. Fans of Jason Porath's Rejected Princesses and Tough Mothers should also enjoy it. Taking such a long and broad view emphasizes how the fight for rights is not static. Many societies were more equal and accomplished various things that were undone. All the way to the US Voting Rights Act, passage just started challenges against it. Losing ground is always possible. In addition, it covers that there are other vectors, to that racism and disability rights and fighting against other forms of bias is constantly necessary, and that it can be done through many different means: protest, yes, but also art and music and sports. It ends on a hopeful note, because there are many ways to be involved and help, but it should also be sobering remembering how much there is to do.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Colleen

    This was quick to get through and while there is a lot of text, it seemed easier to read and was to the point. It took me awhile to figure out that it was a virtual AI instructor, but the layout is a class of diverse teens getting a women’s rights history lesson from an AI instructor (at first I thought she was from the future or something, since she was purple. I don’t know why that made think that). I liked the one page spread for each time period/area of the world’s feminine history recap. I This was quick to get through and while there is a lot of text, it seemed easier to read and was to the point. It took me awhile to figure out that it was a virtual AI instructor, but the layout is a class of diverse teens getting a women’s rights history lesson from an AI instructor (at first I thought she was from the future or something, since she was purple. I don’t know why that made think that). I liked the one page spread for each time period/area of the world’s feminine history recap. I found the illustrations engaging - I was just as happy to look through the pictures once I read the information. I think a real strong point of the graphic novel is the class of young women. They fight, and have lots of questions and sometimes almost rude comments to each other. The process is a learning experience about other cultures, not just the broader history of some influential women. The diversity is very strong - across the ages and geographically. There is a LOT of women featured with sometimes only a sentence to sum up their contribution to the subject, but it always seems enough to know what they are about. This is a perfect choice for a history project - readers will find many people they haven’t heard of before for further research.

  17. 5 out of 5

    scout

    2020: 3/50 Hi, sorry I wrote this later than I should’ve (school was busy). I hate writing critical reviews but I’m going to have to :(, sorry... Basically, I picked this book up in the school library and thought, wow this looks a bit interesting! Two of my best friends read graphic novels and I always feel a bit left out when they chat about them, so decided to give this one a go, as I am a feminist and loved the idea! But I feel like the authors tried to cram so much information without actually 2020: 3/50 Hi, sorry I wrote this later than I should’ve (school was busy). I hate writing critical reviews but I’m going to have to :(, sorry... Basically, I picked this book up in the school library and thought, wow this looks a bit interesting! Two of my best friends read graphic novels and I always feel a bit left out when they chat about them, so decided to give this one a go, as I am a feminist and loved the idea! But I feel like the authors tried to cram so much information without actually giving enough information about each person to remember.... I don’t remember one single name of any of the 50+ feminists mentioned in this book. By the end, I was skipping through and not even paying attention, because there simply wasn’t enough for it to go into my long-term memory... I feel so upset as a feminist, saying ‘there was too many feminists’, but it’s kinda true! As a positive I enjoyed the start 50 pages about different cultures in BC. And I gave an extra star for being educational and feminist :) x I respect the authors so much though, even through all the critique I’ve just given you, and I did enjoy certain parts.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Sarah Perchikoff

    This was so great! I learned about a bunch of women I didn't know existed and now I can research them even more. The art was also really cool! This was so great! I learned about a bunch of women I didn't know existed and now I can research them even more. The art was also really cool!

  19. 5 out of 5

    Jamie Dacyczyn

    A pretty good look at the history of women's rights, with special attention paid to women of color, women with disabilities, queer women, and transwomen. I appreciate that problematic outdated views (like being pro-eugenics or racist) from some iconic figures weren't smoothed over, but openly acknowledged. My only quibbles are that occasionally the transition from one woman to the next didn't always flow smoothly, there were occasional references to things in the background that I wish were expla A pretty good look at the history of women's rights, with special attention paid to women of color, women with disabilities, queer women, and transwomen. I appreciate that problematic outdated views (like being pro-eugenics or racist) from some iconic figures weren't smoothed over, but openly acknowledged. My only quibbles are that occasionally the transition from one woman to the next didn't always flow smoothly, there were occasional references to things in the background that I wish were explained or noted, and I'm a smidgen disappointed that I didn't see any pink pussy hats (though I haven't examined every single page Where's Wanda style). Overall, definitely worth reading.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Lily

    This graphic novel is sweeping overview of women's roles in human history across different cultures. While it does well at maintaining an intersectional tone, as evidenced by the "characters" guiding us through history and their questions, discussions, and conflicts with each other, some of the values espoused (leadership, warriors) feel like very dominant male and patriarchal standards to measure the success of women by. While I did learn about several overlooked characters and various historic This graphic novel is sweeping overview of women's roles in human history across different cultures. While it does well at maintaining an intersectional tone, as evidenced by the "characters" guiding us through history and their questions, discussions, and conflicts with each other, some of the values espoused (leadership, warriors) feel like very dominant male and patriarchal standards to measure the success of women by. While I did learn about several overlooked characters and various historical themes and events across cultures, the organization of the book and its focus on power was disappointing to me.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Inda

    I had the chance to read this yesterday, and first of all I must say I love primers. This one goes over the good and bad of women's rights history in all its complications but does so in an accessible format and even makes it fun. I love that it has a reach for a wide range of ages but does not sacrifice nuance in any way. Even if you know most of all of the women mentioned in the series, it's still a good way to put them into context for the various ways women have had to fight for equal rights I had the chance to read this yesterday, and first of all I must say I love primers. This one goes over the good and bad of women's rights history in all its complications but does so in an accessible format and even makes it fun. I love that it has a reach for a wide range of ages but does not sacrifice nuance in any way. Even if you know most of all of the women mentioned in the series, it's still a good way to put them into context for the various ways women have had to fight for equal rights throughout the centuries. Highly recommend.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Angela

    This book is beautiful and a wonderful telling of so much women’s history. I really appreciated how many incredible women were profiled and that the book did not shy away from intersectional issues with women’s movements. I was disappointed at the glaring lack of latinx women (with a couple of exceptions) included and the history associated with Latinx women in the US. I know it’s not possible to include everyone but this was a huge and sad omission.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Tiffany

    The beginning of this book somewhat chaotic. So many women are introduced, and I was left wanting to know more. It was almost too much information for one volume. Or maybe I just had different expectations. I loved the book "Brazen" so I was hoping to find similar amounts of information here. Nonetheless, this is one to add to my classroom library. The beginning of this book somewhat chaotic. So many women are introduced, and I was left wanting to know more. It was almost too much information for one volume. Or maybe I just had different expectations. I loved the book "Brazen" so I was hoping to find similar amounts of information here. Nonetheless, this is one to add to my classroom library.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Tammy

    3.5 stars This had some interesting stories about women's rights throughout history that I was unaware of. I would have liked a little more depth into some of the different women mention. Some of them only had a small sentence written about them. Popsugar 2020 Challenge - A book published the month of your birthday 3.5 stars This had some interesting stories about women's rights throughout history that I was unaware of. I would have liked a little more depth into some of the different women mention. Some of them only had a small sentence written about them. Popsugar 2020 Challenge - A book published the month of your birthday

  25. 4 out of 5

    Debra Hines

    Excellent history of women's rights. Very inclusive...starts in the ancient world and brings us up to the present. Also looks at women in other countries, with the focus on the US. Drawings are spectacular. Excellent history of women's rights. Very inclusive...starts in the ancient world and brings us up to the present. Also looks at women in other countries, with the focus on the US. Drawings are spectacular.

  26. 5 out of 5

    amelia

    3.5/5 Cool in theory, but the execution was mediocre.

  27. 5 out of 5

    David

    4.75 This book was so informative! I have always thought myself fairly well versed in women's rights, but this wonderful collection made me realize how much more I truly need to learn. This book makes me appreciate all the generations of women who have fought fearlessly and tirelessly for equality and so many other important issues. I am just in absolute awe of all the amazing women across the globe and throughout time that have had such a massive impact. Yet, there is still so much to do and I a 4.75 This book was so informative! I have always thought myself fairly well versed in women's rights, but this wonderful collection made me realize how much more I truly need to learn. This book makes me appreciate all the generations of women who have fought fearlessly and tirelessly for equality and so many other important issues. I am just in absolute awe of all the amazing women across the globe and throughout time that have had such a massive impact. Yet, there is still so much to do and I am excited for the possibilities of the future. I also appreciated how the civil rights movement, Indigenous rights, disability rights and so many other important movements were interwoven throughout the pages. I just learned so much. This book is an absolute must for any classroom!

  28. 5 out of 5

    Anabel Miller

    So this book was really good. It started off with talking about women’s rights in as early as 600 BCE (maybe earlier idk) and goes up until 2020. So that’s a lot to cover in a 200 page graphic novel. It focused on a lot of different movements like Feminist, civil rights, lgbtq+ rights, reproduction rights, and disability rights and it highlights the powerful women that lead these movements. So I thought it did a good job with the diversity instead of just focusing on white feminism. It was a lit So this book was really good. It started off with talking about women’s rights in as early as 600 BCE (maybe earlier idk) and goes up until 2020. So that’s a lot to cover in a 200 page graphic novel. It focused on a lot of different movements like Feminist, civil rights, lgbtq+ rights, reproduction rights, and disability rights and it highlights the powerful women that lead these movements. So I thought it did a good job with the diversity instead of just focusing on white feminism. It was a little confusing at times (the transitions) and at first I didn’t love how the story was being told. I would have liked more info on certain things but it’s a graphic novel so... would definitely recommend.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Veronika

    I read this in honor of March being Women’s History Month! Amazons, Abolitionist, and Activist begins in a futuristic classroom where 6 women from different walks of life are asked by their A.I. instructor to answer the following question: "Women's Rights: who won them?" When they cannot fully come to an agreement for the answer to this question, the instructor takes them on a virtual simulation field trip to learn more about women's role in society throughout history and to show why this questio I read this in honor of March being Women’s History Month! Amazons, Abolitionist, and Activist begins in a futuristic classroom where 6 women from different walks of life are asked by their A.I. instructor to answer the following question: "Women's Rights: who won them?" When they cannot fully come to an agreement for the answer to this question, the instructor takes them on a virtual simulation field trip to learn more about women's role in society throughout history and to show why this question is way more complex because it has so many answers. Divided into 7 chapters, from women's rights in antiquity to inclusive and intersectional feminism, and exploring topics such as women's power and leadership, colonialism/imperialism, suffrage and civil rights, and the sexual revolution, AAA showcases how many women from different cultures have paved the way for women's rights today and allowed for our modern forms of expression, liberation, and freedom that all women share. I loved that this graphic novel was able to give me a huge history lesson but in such an enjoyable way! This will take some time to read because of all the information, names, time periods, and locations loaded into this book, but it is definitely worth the time needed to get through because you will be able to appreciate all the intricate details put into the artwork and coloring throughout the comic and be rewarded with a profound form of newfound knowledge about women's role in history. Like, did you know that a woman was the founder of one of the world's oldest continually operating educational institutions!? We are amazing! I highly recommend this one especially if you're looking for a feminist manifesto told in graphic novel format and a history lesson told in an interesting way! Also check out Mikki Kendall's Hood Feminism novel as well! Rating: ♀️♀️♀️♀️♀️/5

  30. 4 out of 5

    Danielle Grise

    What a great graphic depiction of women's history in the world. Kendall chooses women from all walks of life - queens, emperesses, warriors, soldiers, medical workers, and activists for civil rights, voting, erasing poverty, health care, labor, and LGBTQQIAA rights, to name a few. Kendall also chooses women from all over the world, not just the U.S. and Europe, and addresses the fact that, historically, feminism often addresses only the needs of white women from the middle and upper class. The s What a great graphic depiction of women's history in the world. Kendall chooses women from all walks of life - queens, emperesses, warriors, soldiers, medical workers, and activists for civil rights, voting, erasing poverty, health care, labor, and LGBTQQIAA rights, to name a few. Kendall also chooses women from all over the world, not just the U.S. and Europe, and addresses the fact that, historically, feminism often addresses only the needs of white women from the middle and upper class. The snippets are short, but Kendall provides enough information to capture the reader's interest, and supplement what we've been taught in school. With this book, women's contributions can no longer remain invisible.

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