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History vs Women: The Defiant Lives That They Don't Want You To Know
SARKEESIAN, Anita & . illus. by T.S. Abe. 144p. bibliog. notes. Feiwel & Friends. Oct. 2018. Tr $19.99. ISBN 9781250146731.
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RedReviewStarGr 7 Up—While many teens find inspiration for strength, courage, and guidance in feminist icons, such as Frida Kahlo, Amelia Earhart, or Maya Angelou, untold numbers of brave women have been lost to history. Sarkeesian and Adams have put together the incredible achievements of 25 women throughout the centuries. Each section explores the lives of five women from around the world, from the third century to the 21st. Students will be introduced to the heroics of LGBTQ+ trailblazer Lucy Hicks Anderson, the wisdom of Fatima al-Fihri, the imagination of Murasaki Shikibu, and the strength of Bessie Stringfield. Readers of all ages, across the globe and socioeconomic spectrum, can find an icon to look up to within these pages. Filled with strength, this collection is incredibly inspiring and will instill in teens a take-charge attitude and powerful mind-set.
VERDICT This is a must for public library YA nonfiction collections.

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