Girl Squads: 20 Female Friendships That Changed History

Girl Squads: 20 Female Friendships That Changed History Review

A modern girl is nothing without her squad of besties. But don't let all the hashtags fool you: the #girlsquad goes back a long, long time. In this hilarious and heartfelt book, geek girl Sam Maggs takes you on a tour of some of history's most famous female BFFs, including:

• Anne Bonny and Mary Read, the infamous lady pirates who sailed the seven seas and plundered with the best of the men
• Jeanne Manon Roland and Sophie Grandchamp, Parisian socialites who landed front-row seats (from prison) to the French Revolution
• Sharon and Shirley Firth, the First Nations twin sisters who would go on to become Olympic skiers and break barriers in the sport
• The Edinburgh Seven, the band of pals who fought to become the first women admitted to medical school in the United Kingdom
• The Zohra Orchestra, the ensemble from Afghanistan who defied laws, danger, and threats to become the nation's first all-female musical group

And many more! Spanning art, science, politics, activism, and even sports, these girl squads show just how essential female friendship has been throughout history and throughout the world. Sam Maggs brings her signature wit and warmth as she pays tribute to the enduring power of the girl squad. Fun, feisty, and delightful to read—with empowering illustrations by artist Jenn Woodall—it's the perfect gift for your BFF.

Title:Girl Squads: 20 Female Friendships That Changed History

    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Ellie (faerieontheshelf)

    This rolled up in the mail just as I finished The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy so I dropped right into it to continue my great adventure reading about badass women. What’s super cool is t...

  • Inge

    I love reading books about awesome women. Bygone Badass Broads, Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, I devour them all. Reading these books is fun, educational, and empowering.Girl Squads is no differe...

  • Flavia

    We all know that over the ages, a lot of focus has been placed on men when it comes to history. I mean, the word itself “history” is a combination of the words “his” and “story.” So, it’...

  • Beatrizmallow

    There's plenty of books about the forgotten women of history that are being published lately and this book is a part of that movement. It tells the stories of fantastic and heroic pioneer women in man...

  • Aria

    ---- Disclosure: I received this book for free from Goodreads. ---- Nice cover. Bright, eye-catching, & full of activity. Great concept. Lots of potential in an idea like this. Content is full of sho...

  • Julie

    This was fascinating. I'd heard of a few of them - there's a chapter about the women from Hidden Figures, with some details the movie missed - but most were new to me and they spanned all over history...

  • Kirstin (gryffindorkwinchester)

    I have had the opportunity to meet and see Sam Maggs speak a few times, and have loved her books in the past! Sam truly is the epitome of a cool, feminist, nerd! She speaks inclusively and her books a...

  • cenninsbookreviews aka Book Dragon Queen🐉🐉🐉&#

    Great, interesting, strong characters, fantastic variety of girl squads. Highly recommended.Thank you to both NetGalley and Quitk Books for giving me the opportunity to read ’Girl Squads’ in excha...

  • Shannon the Book Dragon

    A lovely collection of tales of beautiful friendships of real life women. I adore picking and choosing between sections I don't know much on and being able to learn about some amazing women I didn't k...

  • Kerri

    I’m obsessed with these stories, this writing and this book in general 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍...