This inspiring, beautifully illustrated collection honors one hundred exceptional women throughout history and around the world.A Stylist Must-read Book of 2018In this luminous volume, New York Times bestselling writer Julia Pierpont and artist Manjit Thapp match short, vibrant, and surprising biographies with stunning full-color portraits of secular female "saints" champions of strength and progress. These women broke ground, broke ceilings, and broke molds--includingMaya Angelou - Jane Austen - Ruby Bridges - Rachel Carson - Shirley Chisholm - Marie Curie & Irene Joliot Curie - Isadora Duncan - Amelia Earhart - Artemisia Gentileschi - Grace Hopper - Dolores Huerta - Frida Kahlo - Billie Jean King - Audre Lorde - Wilma Mankiller - Toni Morrison - Michelle Obama - Sandra Day O'Connor - Sally Ride - Eleanor Roosevelt - Margaret Sanger - Sappho - Nina Simone - Gloria Steinem - Kanno Sugako - Harriet Tubman - Mae West - Virginia Woolf - Malala YousafzaiOpen to any page and find daily inspiration and lasting delight.Praise for The Little Book of Feminist Saints "An enticing collection of biographical portraits of extraordinary women . . . Pierpont's pithy write-ups are accompanied by Thapp's funky, wonderfully expressive color illustrations, making for an engaging picture-book experience for adults. . . . Bold and sassy, this 'little' collection of secular 'saints' stands tall: required reading for any seeking to broaden their historical knowledge."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)"A gloriously diverse, edifying, and curiosity-inspiring collection."--Booklist...
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The Little Book of Feminist Saints Reviews
When a book inspires you to learn more, to strive and imbues you with awe then it settles into your heart. I will take the lives introduced in this book with me to challenge me going forward in life!
(Note: I received an advanced electronic copy of this book courtesy of NetGalley)
To try and sum this up as succinctly as this work’s various entries, “The Little Book of Feminist Saints” does two things incredibly well.
The first is how it educates. Yes, it mentions many of the prominent women that one would expect, such as Oprah, Hillary Clinton, Amelia Earhart, etc. However, it also provides more exposure to many of the great women that we may know only by name or face, but don’t necessarily k ...more
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Wow! This has been a fantastic month for feminist reads for me. I read about five times more than normal and all of them, with one glaring exception, have been excellent. THE LITTLE BOOK OF FEMINIST SAINTS is a fun little book packing a surprising amount of feminists and strong/progressive women. Each woman gets her own mini section, with an abbreviated bio presented vignette-style, and, of course, a stylized portrait.
THE LITTLE BOOK OF FEM ...more
what? oh, sorry, i only read nonfiction anthologies of the stories of under-discussed badass women from history alongside beautiful art now.
it's a rebrand for the ages.
review to come?? who can say
This is the book I didn't know I needed but will be buying for many of the women (young and old) in my life in 2018. What's not to love about a book that follows the Catholic Church's saint-of-the day format to provide Feminist inspiration and education throughout the calendar year? Pierpont assigns each "saint" her own feast day and provides an evocative illustration of the saint and a short biography about her life and accomplishments. From Michelle Obama to Hypatia of Alexandria, Sojourner Tr ...more
This book was such a fun and educational read for me. I learned a lot about women whose stories I had never heard before and it was absolutely wonderful. I even learned things about women who I had already known about. The illustrations were lovely and definitely added a nice touch to the book itself. If you’re looking for a quick and easy read about important feminists throughout history then you have to check this book out!
Thank you NetGalley/Random House publishing for providing me with an AR ...more
This is a short and concise book that highlights important women over the years. There is a crazy range of personalities in here, from all different countries, religions, areas of expertise, and time periods.
Featured women are artists like Yayoi Kusama (who used art as a way to process her hallucinations), actresses like Bea Arthur (who embraced her deep voice and tall stature to portray tough, no-nonsense women), explorers like Amelia Earhart (whose strong independence helped her become the fir ...more
This is EXACTLY what I’ve been looking for in terms of feminist collections. I mentioned before in my reviews for equally striking books (Bad Girls Throughout History & Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls) how I’m not keen on Wikipedia-esque entries, instead, I prefer anecdotes that bring the women back to life through words. And oh, how Julia Pierpont delivered with The Little Book of Feminist Saints.
“These entries are not meant to serve as short biographies, summaries of each woman’s life t ...more