Girl Squads: 20 Female Friendships That Changed History
• Anne Bonny and Mary Read, the infamous lady pirates who sailed the seven seas and plundered with t ...more
What’s super cool is that some of these stories tied back into The Lady’s Guide as Lee was inspired by some of the women featured here - the Edinburgh Seven, the female pirates, and so on.
A really solidly enjoyable read about badass women, most of whom I didn’t know about before (which is sad ngl). I felt sometimes it was re ...more
Girl Squads is no different. It tells twenty stories about historically amazing female friendships through five distinctive categories: sports, science, war, politics, and the arts. It's also incredibly diverse: from 90-year-old mermaids in Jeju to the first all-female orchestra in Afghanistan with a pit stop at the ladies ...more
Nice cover. Bright, eye-catching, & full of activity. Great concept. Lots of potential in an idea like this. Content is full of short, easily-digestible stories, making it a nice book to digest as one's schedule allows. The 1st story about the divers totally drew me in. I was all set for this book to continue to be a winner, & I wanted it to be a success b/c books like this could potentially be gems for younger gals. Af...more
I just had a problem with the writing style, mainly the remarks the author would throw here and there. I felt that they were intentionally written that way to appeal to teenage girls, and there's nothing with that, it's ...more
What I loved about Girl Squads is that it's not afraid of offe ...more
Also, Hollywood, when am I getting biopics of these women?!
Thank you to both NetGalley and Quitk Books for giving me the opportunity to read ’Girl Squads’ in exchange for my honest unbiased review.
Thanks NetGalley for the advanced copy!
From the back of the book- A modern girl is nothing without her squad of besties. But don't l ...more
Give me a book that explores historical figures in short, illustrated essay format, and I’m so there. There are a number of books that do this really poorly, it’s true, but the ones that get it right get it really, really right. Luckily, Sam Maggs’ new book, Girl Squads: 20 Female Friendships That Changed History, illustrated b ...more
What I liked
•This book was split up into sections about bad ass women in different areas of society including, sports, science, war, politics and the arts. We learnt about a range of different w ...more
Girl Squads tells the stories of twenty groups of women from ancient ...more
Sam Maggs ' Girl Squads female friendships and/or support systems that have been created by women that have been overlooked in history ...more
I really really loved the way this book was structured. It is divided into athlete squads; political & activist s ...more
Sam Maggs has put together a wonderful book that details the lives and feats of some of histories greatest Girl Squads. The reader is taken through warrior squads, artist squads, scientist squads and many more, there are 20 stories within this book and while Maggs can't give every story huge amounts of detail what Maggs does give you is a great outline of each group, where you can go off and add even more detail yourself if you wis ...more