Fight Like a Girl: 50 Feminists Who Changed the World

Laura Barcella, illus. by Summer Pierre. Zest, $14.99 trade paper (224p) ISBN 978-1-936976-96-6
Taking an expansive view of feminism, Barcella offers chronologically organized capsule biographies of 50 influential women, bookended by Mary Wollstonecraft and Malala Yousafzai. Other featured figures include Judy Blume, Sally Ride, Ani DiFranco, Sandra Cisneros, and Beyoncé, the blend of musicians, writers, politicians, scientists, and activists creating a vast tapestry of accomplishment. In concise but eloquent writing, Barcella divides each woman’s story into three sections (“Her Legacy,” “Her Life Story,” “Her Cool Credentials”); of author Roxane Gay, she remarks, “Gay’s willingness to embrace all her contradictions has helped make it okay for other women to do the same.” Pierre’s black-and-white portraits are a subtle accompaniment in this wide-ranging tribute to trailblazing women. Ages 14–up. (Mar.)
Reviewed on: 05/16/2016
Release date: 03/01/2016
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