Thursday, March 2, 2017

Bad Girls Throughout History by Ann Shen

Bad Girls Throughout History
100 Remarkable Women Who Changed the World
by Ann Shen

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Release date: September 6, 2016
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Genre: History, Art
Hardback: 216 pages
Rating: 5

First sentence(s):
This is a book about women. This is a book about girls who had a ton of fear and personal flaws and faced insurmountable obstacles but did amazing things anyway. This is a book about those who came before us, who knocked up against that glass ceiling and made a tiny fissure or a full-on crack.

Aphra Behn, first female professional writer. Sojourner Truth, activist and abolitionist. Ada Lovelace, first computer programmer. Marie Curie, first woman to win the Nobel Prize. Joan Jett, godmother of punk. The 100 revolutionary women highlighted in this gorgeously illustrated book were bad in the best sense of the word: they challenged the status quo and changed the rules for all who followed. From pirates to artists, warriors, daredevils, scientists, activists, and spies, the accomplishments of these incredible women vary as much as the eras and places in which they effected change. Featuring bold watercolor portraits and illuminating essays by Ann Shen, Bad Girls Throughout History is a distinctive, gift-worthy tribute.


My two-bits:

Loved this colorful illustrated book with essays of women both well-known and not.

This is one of those books to put on the coffee table for instant inspiration, herstory and eye candy.


* review copy courtesy of publisher


  1. It would be fun to flip through on pause on the stories that catch the eye. Perfect for women's history month.

  2. Looks like such an entertaining/informative book - love those illustrations! Am old enough to remember Joan Jett playing on the radio :D


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