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Girl squads : 20 female friendships that changed history

Author: Sam Maggs; Jenn Woodall
Publisher: Philadelphia : Quirk Books, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A modern girl is nothing without her squad of besties, but Maggs takes readers on a tour of some of history's most famous female BFFs. You'll meet lady pirates, socialites, Olympic skiers and medical students who showed just how essential female friendship has been throughout history-- and throughout the world. -- adapted from jacket
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Genre/Form: History
Nonfiction
Biographies
Biography
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sam Maggs; Jenn Woodall
ISBN: 1683690729 9781683690726
OCLC Number: 1019636771
Description: 271 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: Introduction: Squad goals --
Athlete squads. The Haenyeo ; Shirley and Sharon Firth ; The 1964 Japanese Women's Olympic Volleyball Team ; Madison Keys and Sloane Stephens --
Political & activist squads. Trưng Tra̐c and Trưng Nhị ; Manon Roland and Sophie Grandchamp ; The Patriotic Women's League of Iran ; Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan --
Warrior squads. The Dahomey Amazons ; Anne Bonny and Mary Read ; The Red Lanterns Shining ; The Red Women of Finland --
Scientist squads. Anandibai Joshi, Sabat Islambooly, and Kei Okami ; The Edinburgh seven ; The women scientists of Antarctica ; The West Area computers --
Artist squads. The Trobairitz ; The Blue Stockings Society ; Salomé Ureña and the Instituto de Señoritas ; The Zohra Orchestra.
Responsibility: by Sam Maggs ; illustrations by Jenn Woodall.

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A girl is nothing without her band of besties. But don't let the hashtag fool you: #girlsquad goes back a long time.  Read more...
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"Maggs writes with a sly sense of humor and irreverence that keeps the text from ever feeling dry or dull. [Girl Squads] is upbeat and positive, itself a 'journey of lady solidarity' bound to educate Read more...

 
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