This is not the book I was looking for.
Often I’m working on something – well, let’s be honest, working on anything – at the library, and I come across something that sparks my interest, or maybe one of my coworkers leaves a book on my desk, and all I can do is wonder, “How did I miss this before?”
But I do. I miss all kinds of great books – some intentionally, some by forgetting to write a title down, some by just not looking in the right direction. There is much joy for me in the library – so many reasons to be curious, to laugh, to cry, to think about something that usually doesn’t cross my path.
Anyway, this is a must-read if you like history, especially feminist history, or nonfiction graphic novels. That might make it sound a little off-putting, but this is the opposite of off-putting. It’s inspiring, really. Like many other books that have come out in the past few years, it highlights both well-known and not-so-well-known women who did incredible things with their lives.
Femme Magnifique: 50 Magnificent Women Who Changed the World – a comic book anthology edited by Shelly Bond
And for more great books about women’s history, including some for kids, see these previous posts:
Trailblazers, thinkers, smart girls
What to read while planning your personal resistance
Girl power – now with comics!
Girl power – rebels and visionaries
When 63 pages = powerful