Girl Squads: 20 Female Friendships That Changed History

Girl Squads: 20 Female Friendships That Changed History

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 t A modern girl is nothing without her squad of besties. But don't let all the hashtags fool you: the #girlsquad goes...

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Title:Girl Squads: 20 Female Friendships That Changed History
Author:Sam Maggs
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:1683690729
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:272 pages pages

Girl Squads: 20 Female Friendships That Changed History Reviews

  • Beth
    Sep 04, 2018

    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 that some of these stories tied back into The Lady?s Guide as Lee was inspired by...

    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 different. It tells twenty stories about historically amazing female friendships through ...

    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?s very refreshing to me when I come across books that focus on women as well, or even ...

    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 many fields: sports, science, arts...The main difference between this book and all other ...

    ---- 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 short, easily-digestible stories, making it a nice book to digest as one's schedule a...

    I've been looking for something like Girl Squads for a very long time. This smart, chatty and furiously honest book is a treat because, unlike so many of the others out there, Girl Squads acknowledges the truth about women's history. It is complex, fought for, and often overwritten by ...

    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, from BCE to modern day. It was also a really diverse collection and an inspiring one...

    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 are validating and empowering and Girl Squads was no exception! This book focused on ex...

    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 exchange for my honest unbiased review. ...

    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 know about before! It's a really inspiring read! ...

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

    Full review here! ...

    This book was so empowering and exciting. It was really cool to learn about different friendships around the world and across time. I?ve been really loving the female friendship trend out there lately so this book was perfect. Definitely recommend! Thanks NetGalley for the advanc...

    I loved this! it was so uplifting and empowering and something I think everyone, regardless of gender, should read because it follows the stories of so many women from so many different places all over the world during so many different time periods that literally everyone has the chan...

    DNF. The language here is too cutesy. Evidently this is written for preteens. Not for me. ...

    I received an advanced egalley of Girl Squads through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. You can read that review in full on my blog, or read an excerpt below. *** Give me a book that explores historical figures in short, illustrated essay format, and I?m so there. The...

    Non-fiction isn't usually a genre I pick up but I was sent this, unsolicited, from Quirk Books and it sounded intriguing enough for me to want to give it a go and I'm glad that I did. This has definitely got me wanting to read more non-fiction books, especially about bad ass women. Her...

    I would only recommend this book to become introduced to the amazing groups of women we never learned about in history class. HOWEVER - I'm a bit disappointed in Sam Maggs' biased writing. When writing about two particular women, it is clear in their actions and correspondence to each ...

    This book was absolutely phenomenal. I love books that bright light to the women who have impacted history, because they are so often left out of history books. Women have always been active participants and change makers in our world, but their contributions have often been actively o...

    Girl Squad: 20 female friendships that changed history was a surprised book mail from Quirk Books. Once I pulled it out of the envelope I was looking forward to reading it. I love History and I have study Feminism so this book is right up my alley. Girl Squad is split into 5 groups;At...

    Well this was a wonderful non-fiction read. I actually bought the audiobook so I could listen whilst I was out and about but I was glad I had the physical book to be able to see the illustrations and the contents to reference back to sections I enjoyed. As a side note, the naked book i...

    So much of history as it is written revolves around dudes. Men who did things, applauded because they did things or found things or what-have-you. But women, well...they've been pretty effectively scrubbed from so much of history, for so many reasons. It wasn't "proper" or "how dare sh...

  • Jen
    Jun 19, 2018

    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 that some of these stories tied back into The Lady?s Guide as Lee was inspired by...

    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 different. It tells twenty stories about historically amazing female friendships through ...

    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?s very refreshing to me when I come across books that focus on women as well, or even ...

    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 many fields: sports, science, arts...The main difference between this book and all other ...

    ---- 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 short, easily-digestible stories, making it a nice book to digest as one's schedule a...

    I've been looking for something like Girl Squads for a very long time. This smart, chatty and furiously honest book is a treat because, unlike so many of the others out there, Girl Squads acknowledges the truth about women's history. It is complex, fought for, and often overwritten by ...

    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, from BCE to modern day. It was also a really diverse collection and an inspiring one...

    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 are validating and empowering and Girl Squads was no exception! This book focused on ex...

    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 exchange for my honest unbiased review. ...

    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 know about before! It's a really inspiring read! ...

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

    Full review here! ...

    This book was so empowering and exciting. It was really cool to learn about different friendships around the world and across time. I?ve been really loving the female friendship trend out there lately so this book was perfect. Definitely recommend! Thanks NetGalley for the advanc...

    I loved this! it was so uplifting and empowering and something I think everyone, regardless of gender, should read because it follows the stories of so many women from so many different places all over the world during so many different time periods that literally everyone has the chan...

    DNF. The language here is too cutesy. Evidently this is written for preteens. Not for me. ...

    I received an advanced egalley of Girl Squads through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. You can read that review in full on my blog, or read an excerpt below. *** Give me a book that explores historical figures in short, illustrated essay format, and I?m so there. The...

    Non-fiction isn't usually a genre I pick up but I was sent this, unsolicited, from Quirk Books and it sounded intriguing enough for me to want to give it a go and I'm glad that I did. This has definitely got me wanting to read more non-fiction books, especially about bad ass women. Her...

    I would only recommend this book to become introduced to the amazing groups of women we never learned about in history class. HOWEVER - I'm a bit disappointed in Sam Maggs' biased writing. When writing about two particular women, it is clear in their actions and correspondence to each ...

    This book was absolutely phenomenal. I love books that bright light to the women who have impacted history, because they are so often left out of history books. Women have always been active participants and change makers in our world, but their contributions have often been actively o...

    Girl Squad: 20 female friendships that changed history was a surprised book mail from Quirk Books. Once I pulled it out of the envelope I was looking forward to reading it. I love History and I have study Feminism so this book is right up my alley. Girl Squad is split into 5 groups;At...

    Well this was a wonderful non-fiction read. I actually bought the audiobook so I could listen whilst I was out and about but I was glad I had the physical book to be able to see the illustrations and the contents to reference back to sections I enjoyed. As a side note, the naked book i...

    So much of history as it is written revolves around dudes. Men who did things, applauded because they did things or found things or what-have-you. But women, well...they've been pretty effectively scrubbed from so much of history, for so many reasons. It wasn't "proper" or "how dare sh...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Sam Maggs has put together a wonderful book that details the lives and feats of some of histories greatest Girl Squads. The reader is taken through warrior squads, artist squads, scientist squads and many more, there ...

    I have been loving the trend of anthologies celebrating influential women which have been coming out lately, and this is one of the best of the bunch. Decent length descriptions of a variety of women from a range of countries and fields, several of whom I had heard of, but plenty that ...

    I absolutely loved this book! It was incredibly empowering and funny. I found myself laughing out loud quite a few times while reading it. Even in today?s world I often find women are descriminafed against and every once in a while I need a kick to remind me how badass women can be. ...

    *I received this book from NetGalley in return for a honest review* There have been a lot of women/girls biography books come out in the past few years and I have read most of them, but this book brings something new to the genre for a few reasons. 1. It focuses on groups of women....

    Love(d) this! When I was younger I was never much of a history person, but historical fiction has become a stable in my reading and Girl Squads turned out to be the ideal read. The book has an engaging narration and is divided into sections; athlete squads political & activist...

    Sam Maggs writes great books about women in history, and Girl Squads continues that greatness as she writes about teams of women who have worked together to make history. Representing a great range of people from the skiing sisters, Shirley and Sharon Frith to the Patriotic Women?...

    ** I received an advance reader copy of this book for free through a Goodreads giveaway. ** This is a well-written, easy to read and fun exploration of various female friendships/teams throughout history that changed the world in one way or another. From the female volleyball team f...

  • Jenn
    Jul 01, 2018

    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 that some of these stories tied back into The Lady?s Guide as Lee was inspired by...

    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 different. It tells twenty stories about historically amazing female friendships through ...

    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?s very refreshing to me when I come across books that focus on women as well, or even ...

    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 many fields: sports, science, arts...The main difference between this book and all other ...

    ---- 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 short, easily-digestible stories, making it a nice book to digest as one's schedule a...

    I've been looking for something like Girl Squads for a very long time. This smart, chatty and furiously honest book is a treat because, unlike so many of the others out there, Girl Squads acknowledges the truth about women's history. It is complex, fought for, and often overwritten by ...

    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, from BCE to modern day. It was also a really diverse collection and an inspiring one...

    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 are validating and empowering and Girl Squads was no exception! This book focused on ex...

    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 exchange for my honest unbiased review. ...

    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 know about before! It's a really inspiring read! ...

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

    Full review here! ...

    This book was so empowering and exciting. It was really cool to learn about different friendships around the world and across time. I?ve been really loving the female friendship trend out there lately so this book was perfect. Definitely recommend! Thanks NetGalley for the advanc...

    I loved this! it was so uplifting and empowering and something I think everyone, regardless of gender, should read because it follows the stories of so many women from so many different places all over the world during so many different time periods that literally everyone has the chan...

    DNF. The language here is too cutesy. Evidently this is written for preteens. Not for me. ...

  • Julie
    Jun 11, 2018

    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 that some of these stories tied back into The Lady?s Guide as Lee was inspired by...

    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 different. It tells twenty stories about historically amazing female friendships through ...

    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?s very refreshing to me when I come across books that focus on women as well, or even ...

    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 many fields: sports, science, arts...The main difference between this book and all other ...

    ---- 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 short, easily-digestible stories, making it a nice book to digest as one's schedule a...

    I've been looking for something like Girl Squads for a very long time. This smart, chatty and furiously honest book is a treat because, unlike so many of the others out there, Girl Squads acknowledges the truth about women's history. It is complex, fought for, and often overwritten by ...

    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, from BCE to modern day. It was also a really diverse collection and an inspiring one...

  • LH Johnson
    Nov 15, 2018

    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 that some of these stories tied back into The Lady?s Guide as Lee was inspired by...

    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 different. It tells twenty stories about historically amazing female friendships through ...

    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?s very refreshing to me when I come across books that focus on women as well, or even ...

    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 many fields: sports, science, arts...The main difference between this book and all other ...

    ---- 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 short, easily-digestible stories, making it a nice book to digest as one's schedule a...

    I've been looking for something like Girl Squads for a very long time. This smart, chatty and furiously honest book is a treat because, unlike so many of the others out there, Girl Squads acknowledges the truth about women's history. It is complex, fought for, and often overwritten by ...

  • Samantha Puc
    Aug 14, 2018

    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 that some of these stories tied back into The Lady?s Guide as Lee was inspired by...

    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 different. It tells twenty stories about historically amazing female friendships through ...

    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?s very refreshing to me when I come across books that focus on women as well, or even ...

    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 many fields: sports, science, arts...The main difference between this book and all other ...

    ---- 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 short, easily-digestible stories, making it a nice book to digest as one's schedule a...

    I've been looking for something like Girl Squads for a very long time. This smart, chatty and furiously honest book is a treat because, unlike so many of the others out there, Girl Squads acknowledges the truth about women's history. It is complex, fought for, and often overwritten by ...

    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, from BCE to modern day. It was also a really diverse collection and an inspiring one...

    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 are validating and empowering and Girl Squads was no exception! This book focused on ex...

    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 exchange for my honest unbiased review. ...

    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 know about before! It's a really inspiring read! ...

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

    Full review here! ...

    This book was so empowering and exciting. It was really cool to learn about different friendships around the world and across time. I?ve been really loving the female friendship trend out there lately so this book was perfect. Definitely recommend! Thanks NetGalley for the advanc...

    I loved this! it was so uplifting and empowering and something I think everyone, regardless of gender, should read because it follows the stories of so many women from so many different places all over the world during so many different time periods that literally everyone has the chan...

    DNF. The language here is too cutesy. Evidently this is written for preteens. Not for me. ...

    I received an advanced egalley of Girl Squads through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. You can read that review in full on my blog, or read an excerpt below. *** Give me a book that explores historical figures in short, illustrated essay format, and I?m so there. The...

  • Andrea
    Sep 09, 2018

    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 that some of these stories tied back into The Lady?s Guide as Lee was inspired by...

    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 different. It tells twenty stories about historically amazing female friendships through ...

    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?s very refreshing to me when I come across books that focus on women as well, or even ...

    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 many fields: sports, science, arts...The main difference between this book and all other ...

    ---- 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 short, easily-digestible stories, making it a nice book to digest as one's schedule a...

    I've been looking for something like Girl Squads for a very long time. This smart, chatty and furiously honest book is a treat because, unlike so many of the others out there, Girl Squads acknowledges the truth about women's history. It is complex, fought for, and often overwritten by ...

    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, from BCE to modern day. It was also a really diverse collection and an inspiring one...

    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 are validating and empowering and Girl Squads was no exception! This book focused on ex...

    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 exchange for my honest unbiased review. ...

    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 know about before! It's a really inspiring read! ...

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

    Full review here! ...

    This book was so empowering and exciting. It was really cool to learn about different friendships around the world and across time. I?ve been really loving the female friendship trend out there lately so this book was perfect. Definitely recommend! Thanks NetGalley for the advanc...

    I loved this! it was so uplifting and empowering and something I think everyone, regardless of gender, should read because it follows the stories of so many women from so many different places all over the world during so many different time periods that literally everyone has the chan...

    DNF. The language here is too cutesy. Evidently this is written for preteens. Not for me. ...

    I received an advanced egalley of Girl Squads through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. You can read that review in full on my blog, or read an excerpt below. *** Give me a book that explores historical figures in short, illustrated essay format, and I?m so there. The...

    Non-fiction isn't usually a genre I pick up but I was sent this, unsolicited, from Quirk Books and it sounded intriguing enough for me to want to give it a go and I'm glad that I did. This has definitely got me wanting to read more non-fiction books, especially about bad ass women. Her...

    I would only recommend this book to become introduced to the amazing groups of women we never learned about in history class. HOWEVER - I'm a bit disappointed in Sam Maggs' biased writing. When writing about two particular women, it is clear in their actions and correspondence to each ...

    This book was absolutely phenomenal. I love books that bright light to the women who have impacted history, because they are so often left out of history books. Women have always been active participants and change makers in our world, but their contributions have often been actively o...

    Girl Squad: 20 female friendships that changed history was a surprised book mail from Quirk Books. Once I pulled it out of the envelope I was looking forward to reading it. I love History and I have study Feminism so this book is right up my alley. Girl Squad is split into 5 groups;At...

    Well this was a wonderful non-fiction read. I actually bought the audiobook so I could listen whilst I was out and about but I was glad I had the physical book to be able to see the illustrations and the contents to reference back to sections I enjoyed. As a side note, the naked book i...

    So much of history as it is written revolves around dudes. Men who did things, applauded because they did things or found things or what-have-you. But women, well...they've been pretty effectively scrubbed from so much of history, for so many reasons. It wasn't "proper" or "how dare sh...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Sam Maggs has put together a wonderful book that details the lives and feats of some of histories greatest Girl Squads. The reader is taken through warrior squads, artist squads, scientist squads and many more, there ...

    I have been loving the trend of anthologies celebrating influential women which have been coming out lately, and this is one of the best of the bunch. Decent length descriptions of a variety of women from a range of countries and fields, several of whom I had heard of, but plenty that ...

    I absolutely loved this book! It was incredibly empowering and funny. I found myself laughing out loud quite a few times while reading it. Even in today?s world I often find women are descriminafed against and every once in a while I need a kick to remind me how badass women can be. ...

    *I received this book from NetGalley in return for a honest review* There have been a lot of women/girls biography books come out in the past few years and I have read most of them, but this book brings something new to the genre for a few reasons. 1. It focuses on groups of women....

  • Rachel
    Sep 24, 2018

    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 that some of these stories tied back into The Lady?s Guide as Lee was inspired by...

    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 different. It tells twenty stories about historically amazing female friendships through ...

    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?s very refreshing to me when I come across books that focus on women as well, or even ...

    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 many fields: sports, science, arts...The main difference between this book and all other ...

    ---- 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 short, easily-digestible stories, making it a nice book to digest as one's schedule a...

    I've been looking for something like Girl Squads for a very long time. This smart, chatty and furiously honest book is a treat because, unlike so many of the others out there, Girl Squads acknowledges the truth about women's history. It is complex, fought for, and often overwritten by ...

    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, from BCE to modern day. It was also a really diverse collection and an inspiring one...

    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 are validating and empowering and Girl Squads was no exception! This book focused on ex...

    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 exchange for my honest unbiased review. ...

    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 know about before! It's a really inspiring read! ...

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

    Full review here! ...

    This book was so empowering and exciting. It was really cool to learn about different friendships around the world and across time. I?ve been really loving the female friendship trend out there lately so this book was perfect. Definitely recommend! Thanks NetGalley for the advanc...

    I loved this! it was so uplifting and empowering and something I think everyone, regardless of gender, should read because it follows the stories of so many women from so many different places all over the world during so many different time periods that literally everyone has the chan...

    DNF. The language here is too cutesy. Evidently this is written for preteens. Not for me. ...

    I received an advanced egalley of Girl Squads through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. You can read that review in full on my blog, or read an excerpt below. *** Give me a book that explores historical figures in short, illustrated essay format, and I?m so there. The...

    Non-fiction isn't usually a genre I pick up but I was sent this, unsolicited, from Quirk Books and it sounded intriguing enough for me to want to give it a go and I'm glad that I did. This has definitely got me wanting to read more non-fiction books, especially about bad ass women. Her...

    I would only recommend this book to become introduced to the amazing groups of women we never learned about in history class. HOWEVER - I'm a bit disappointed in Sam Maggs' biased writing. When writing about two particular women, it is clear in their actions and correspondence to each ...

    This book was absolutely phenomenal. I love books that bright light to the women who have impacted history, because they are so often left out of history books. Women have always been active participants and change makers in our world, but their contributions have often been actively o...

  • Inge
    Sep 30, 2018

    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 that some of these stories tied back into The Lady?s Guide as Lee was inspired by...

    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 different. It tells twenty stories about historically amazing female friendships through ...

  • Paige
    Oct 14, 2018

    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 that some of these stories tied back into The Lady?s Guide as Lee was inspired by...

    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 different. It tells twenty stories about historically amazing female friendships through ...

    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?s very refreshing to me when I come across books that focus on women as well, or even ...

    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 many fields: sports, science, arts...The main difference between this book and all other ...

    ---- 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 short, easily-digestible stories, making it a nice book to digest as one's schedule a...

    I've been looking for something like Girl Squads for a very long time. This smart, chatty and furiously honest book is a treat because, unlike so many of the others out there, Girl Squads acknowledges the truth about women's history. It is complex, fought for, and often overwritten by ...

    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, from BCE to modern day. It was also a really diverse collection and an inspiring one...

    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 are validating and empowering and Girl Squads was no exception! This book focused on ex...

    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 exchange for my honest unbiased review. ...

    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 know about before! It's a really inspiring read! ...

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

    Full review here! ...

    This book was so empowering and exciting. It was really cool to learn about different friendships around the world and across time. I?ve been really loving the female friendship trend out there lately so this book was perfect. Definitely recommend! Thanks NetGalley for the advanc...

    I loved this! it was so uplifting and empowering and something I think everyone, regardless of gender, should read because it follows the stories of so many women from so many different places all over the world during so many different time periods that literally everyone has the chan...

    DNF. The language here is too cutesy. Evidently this is written for preteens. Not for me. ...

    I received an advanced egalley of Girl Squads through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. You can read that review in full on my blog, or read an excerpt below. *** Give me a book that explores historical figures in short, illustrated essay format, and I?m so there. The...

    Non-fiction isn't usually a genre I pick up but I was sent this, unsolicited, from Quirk Books and it sounded intriguing enough for me to want to give it a go and I'm glad that I did. This has definitely got me wanting to read more non-fiction books, especially about bad ass women. Her...

    I would only recommend this book to become introduced to the amazing groups of women we never learned about in history class. HOWEVER - I'm a bit disappointed in Sam Maggs' biased writing. When writing about two particular women, it is clear in their actions and correspondence to each ...

    This book was absolutely phenomenal. I love books that bright light to the women who have impacted history, because they are so often left out of history books. Women have always been active participants and change makers in our world, but their contributions have often been actively o...

    Girl Squad: 20 female friendships that changed history was a surprised book mail from Quirk Books. Once I pulled it out of the envelope I was looking forward to reading it. I love History and I have study Feminism so this book is right up my alley. Girl Squad is split into 5 groups;At...

    Well this was a wonderful non-fiction read. I actually bought the audiobook so I could listen whilst I was out and about but I was glad I had the physical book to be able to see the illustrations and the contents to reference back to sections I enjoyed. As a side note, the naked book i...

    So much of history as it is written revolves around dudes. Men who did things, applauded because they did things or found things or what-have-you. But women, well...they've been pretty effectively scrubbed from so much of history, for so many reasons. It wasn't "proper" or "how dare sh...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Sam Maggs has put together a wonderful book that details the lives and feats of some of histories greatest Girl Squads. The reader is taken through warrior squads, artist squads, scientist squads and many more, there ...

  • Fabulous Book Fiend
    Oct 31, 2018

    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 that some of these stories tied back into The Lady?s Guide as Lee was inspired by...

    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 different. It tells twenty stories about historically amazing female friendships through ...

    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?s very refreshing to me when I come across books that focus on women as well, or even ...

    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 many fields: sports, science, arts...The main difference between this book and all other ...

    ---- 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 short, easily-digestible stories, making it a nice book to digest as one's schedule a...

    I've been looking for something like Girl Squads for a very long time. This smart, chatty and furiously honest book is a treat because, unlike so many of the others out there, Girl Squads acknowledges the truth about women's history. It is complex, fought for, and often overwritten by ...

    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, from BCE to modern day. It was also a really diverse collection and an inspiring one...

    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 are validating and empowering and Girl Squads was no exception! This book focused on ex...

    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 exchange for my honest unbiased review. ...

    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 know about before! It's a really inspiring read! ...

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

    Full review here! ...

    This book was so empowering and exciting. It was really cool to learn about different friendships around the world and across time. I?ve been really loving the female friendship trend out there lately so this book was perfect. Definitely recommend! Thanks NetGalley for the advanc...

    I loved this! it was so uplifting and empowering and something I think everyone, regardless of gender, should read because it follows the stories of so many women from so many different places all over the world during so many different time periods that literally everyone has the chan...

    DNF. The language here is too cutesy. Evidently this is written for preteens. Not for me. ...

    I received an advanced egalley of Girl Squads through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. You can read that review in full on my blog, or read an excerpt below. *** Give me a book that explores historical figures in short, illustrated essay format, and I?m so there. The...

    Non-fiction isn't usually a genre I pick up but I was sent this, unsolicited, from Quirk Books and it sounded intriguing enough for me to want to give it a go and I'm glad that I did. This has definitely got me wanting to read more non-fiction books, especially about bad ass women. Her...

    I would only recommend this book to become introduced to the amazing groups of women we never learned about in history class. HOWEVER - I'm a bit disappointed in Sam Maggs' biased writing. When writing about two particular women, it is clear in their actions and correspondence to each ...

    This book was absolutely phenomenal. I love books that bright light to the women who have impacted history, because they are so often left out of history books. Women have always been active participants and change makers in our world, but their contributions have often been actively o...

    Girl Squad: 20 female friendships that changed history was a surprised book mail from Quirk Books. Once I pulled it out of the envelope I was looking forward to reading it. I love History and I have study Feminism so this book is right up my alley. Girl Squad is split into 5 groups;At...

    Well this was a wonderful non-fiction read. I actually bought the audiobook so I could listen whilst I was out and about but I was glad I had the physical book to be able to see the illustrations and the contents to reference back to sections I enjoyed. As a side note, the naked book i...

  • Kerri
    Jul 07, 2018

    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 that some of these stories tied back into The Lady?s Guide as Lee was inspired by...

    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 different. It tells twenty stories about historically amazing female friendships through ...

    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?s very refreshing to me when I come across books that focus on women as well, or even ...

    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 many fields: sports, science, arts...The main difference between this book and all other ...

    ---- 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 short, easily-digestible stories, making it a nice book to digest as one's schedule a...

    I've been looking for something like Girl Squads for a very long time. This smart, chatty and furiously honest book is a treat because, unlike so many of the others out there, Girl Squads acknowledges the truth about women's history. It is complex, fought for, and often overwritten by ...

    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, from BCE to modern day. It was also a really diverse collection and an inspiring one...

    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 are validating and empowering and Girl Squads was no exception! This book focused on ex...

    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 exchange for my honest unbiased review. ...

    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 know about before! It's a really inspiring read! ...

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

  • Luna
    Nov 14, 2018

    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 that some of these stories tied back into The Lady?s Guide as Lee was inspired by...

    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 different. It tells twenty stories about historically amazing female friendships through ...

    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?s very refreshing to me when I come across books that focus on women as well, or even ...

    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 many fields: sports, science, arts...The main difference between this book and all other ...

    ---- 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 short, easily-digestible stories, making it a nice book to digest as one's schedule a...

    I've been looking for something like Girl Squads for a very long time. This smart, chatty and furiously honest book is a treat because, unlike so many of the others out there, Girl Squads acknowledges the truth about women's history. It is complex, fought for, and often overwritten by ...

    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, from BCE to modern day. It was also a really diverse collection and an inspiring one...

    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 are validating and empowering and Girl Squads was no exception! This book focused on ex...

    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 exchange for my honest unbiased review. ...

    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 know about before! It's a really inspiring read! ...

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

    Full review here! ...

    This book was so empowering and exciting. It was really cool to learn about different friendships around the world and across time. I?ve been really loving the female friendship trend out there lately so this book was perfect. Definitely recommend! Thanks NetGalley for the advanc...

    I loved this! it was so uplifting and empowering and something I think everyone, regardless of gender, should read because it follows the stories of so many women from so many different places all over the world during so many different time periods that literally everyone has the chan...

    DNF. The language here is too cutesy. Evidently this is written for preteens. Not for me. ...

    I received an advanced egalley of Girl Squads through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. You can read that review in full on my blog, or read an excerpt below. *** Give me a book that explores historical figures in short, illustrated essay format, and I?m so there. The...

    Non-fiction isn't usually a genre I pick up but I was sent this, unsolicited, from Quirk Books and it sounded intriguing enough for me to want to give it a go and I'm glad that I did. This has definitely got me wanting to read more non-fiction books, especially about bad ass women. Her...

    I would only recommend this book to become introduced to the amazing groups of women we never learned about in history class. HOWEVER - I'm a bit disappointed in Sam Maggs' biased writing. When writing about two particular women, it is clear in their actions and correspondence to each ...

    This book was absolutely phenomenal. I love books that bright light to the women who have impacted history, because they are so often left out of history books. Women have always been active participants and change makers in our world, but their contributions have often been actively o...

    Girl Squad: 20 female friendships that changed history was a surprised book mail from Quirk Books. Once I pulled it out of the envelope I was looking forward to reading it. I love History and I have study Feminism so this book is right up my alley. Girl Squad is split into 5 groups;At...

    Well this was a wonderful non-fiction read. I actually bought the audiobook so I could listen whilst I was out and about but I was glad I had the physical book to be able to see the illustrations and the contents to reference back to sections I enjoyed. As a side note, the naked book i...

    So much of history as it is written revolves around dudes. Men who did things, applauded because they did things or found things or what-have-you. But women, well...they've been pretty effectively scrubbed from so much of history, for so many reasons. It wasn't "proper" or "how dare sh...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Sam Maggs has put together a wonderful book that details the lives and feats of some of histories greatest Girl Squads. The reader is taken through warrior squads, artist squads, scientist squads and many more, there ...

    I have been loving the trend of anthologies celebrating influential women which have been coming out lately, and this is one of the best of the bunch. Decent length descriptions of a variety of women from a range of countries and fields, several of whom I had heard of, but plenty that ...

    I absolutely loved this book! It was incredibly empowering and funny. I found myself laughing out loud quite a few times while reading it. Even in today?s world I often find women are descriminafed against and every once in a while I need a kick to remind me how badass women can be. ...

    *I received this book from NetGalley in return for a honest review* There have been a lot of women/girls biography books come out in the past few years and I have read most of them, but this book brings something new to the genre for a few reasons. 1. It focuses on groups of women....

    Love(d) this! When I was younger I was never much of a history person, but historical fiction has become a stable in my reading and Girl Squads turned out to be the ideal read. The book has an engaging narration and is divided into sections; athlete squads political & activist...

  • Tabby Shiflett
    Sep 23, 2018

    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 that some of these stories tied back into The Lady?s Guide as Lee was inspired by...

    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 different. It tells twenty stories about historically amazing female friendships through ...

    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?s very refreshing to me when I come across books that focus on women as well, or even ...

    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 many fields: sports, science, arts...The main difference between this book and all other ...

    ---- 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 short, easily-digestible stories, making it a nice book to digest as one's schedule a...

    I've been looking for something like Girl Squads for a very long time. This smart, chatty and furiously honest book is a treat because, unlike so many of the others out there, Girl Squads acknowledges the truth about women's history. It is complex, fought for, and often overwritten by ...

    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, from BCE to modern day. It was also a really diverse collection and an inspiring one...

    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 are validating and empowering and Girl Squads was no exception! This book focused on ex...

    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 exchange for my honest unbiased review. ...

    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 know about before! It's a really inspiring read! ...

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

    Full review here! ...

    This book was so empowering and exciting. It was really cool to learn about different friendships around the world and across time. I?ve been really loving the female friendship trend out there lately so this book was perfect. Definitely recommend! Thanks NetGalley for the advanc...

    I loved this! it was so uplifting and empowering and something I think everyone, regardless of gender, should read because it follows the stories of so many women from so many different places all over the world during so many different time periods that literally everyone has the chan...

    DNF. The language here is too cutesy. Evidently this is written for preteens. Not for me. ...

    I received an advanced egalley of Girl Squads through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. You can read that review in full on my blog, or read an excerpt below. *** Give me a book that explores historical figures in short, illustrated essay format, and I?m so there. The...

    Non-fiction isn't usually a genre I pick up but I was sent this, unsolicited, from Quirk Books and it sounded intriguing enough for me to want to give it a go and I'm glad that I did. This has definitely got me wanting to read more non-fiction books, especially about bad ass women. Her...

    I would only recommend this book to become introduced to the amazing groups of women we never learned about in history class. HOWEVER - I'm a bit disappointed in Sam Maggs' biased writing. When writing about two particular women, it is clear in their actions and correspondence to each ...

    This book was absolutely phenomenal. I love books that bright light to the women who have impacted history, because they are so often left out of history books. Women have always been active participants and change makers in our world, but their contributions have often been actively o...

    Girl Squad: 20 female friendships that changed history was a surprised book mail from Quirk Books. Once I pulled it out of the envelope I was looking forward to reading it. I love History and I have study Feminism so this book is right up my alley. Girl Squad is split into 5 groups;At...

    Well this was a wonderful non-fiction read. I actually bought the audiobook so I could listen whilst I was out and about but I was glad I had the physical book to be able to see the illustrations and the contents to reference back to sections I enjoyed. As a side note, the naked book i...

    So much of history as it is written revolves around dudes. Men who did things, applauded because they did things or found things or what-have-you. But women, well...they've been pretty effectively scrubbed from so much of history, for so many reasons. It wasn't "proper" or "how dare sh...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Sam Maggs has put together a wonderful book that details the lives and feats of some of histories greatest Girl Squads. The reader is taken through warrior squads, artist squads, scientist squads and many more, there ...

    I have been loving the trend of anthologies celebrating influential women which have been coming out lately, and this is one of the best of the bunch. Decent length descriptions of a variety of women from a range of countries and fields, several of whom I had heard of, but plenty that ...

    I absolutely loved this book! It was incredibly empowering and funny. I found myself laughing out loud quite a few times while reading it. Even in today?s world I often find women are descriminafed against and every once in a while I need a kick to remind me how badass women can be. ...

    *I received this book from NetGalley in return for a honest review* There have been a lot of women/girls biography books come out in the past few years and I have read most of them, but this book brings something new to the genre for a few reasons. 1. It focuses on groups of women....

    Love(d) this! When I was younger I was never much of a history person, but historical fiction has become a stable in my reading and Girl Squads turned out to be the ideal read. The book has an engaging narration and is divided into sections; athlete squads political & activist...

    Sam Maggs writes great books about women in history, and Girl Squads continues that greatness as she writes about teams of women who have worked together to make history. Representing a great range of people from the skiing sisters, Shirley and Sharon Frith to the Patriotic Women?...

    ** I received an advance reader copy of this book for free through a Goodreads giveaway. ** This is a well-written, easy to read and fun exploration of various female friendships/teams throughout history that changed the world in one way or another. From the female volleyball team f...

    A good introduction to some amazing women and their contributions to women's equality, specifically for a younger audience. Although the writing is witty at times, sometimes it's just a little annoying. However, that being said, the mini bios included in this collection are stories tha...

  • Gemma McGee
    Oct 17, 2018

    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 that some of these stories tied back into The Lady?s Guide as Lee was inspired by...

    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 different. It tells twenty stories about historically amazing female friendships through ...

    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?s very refreshing to me when I come across books that focus on women as well, or even ...

    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 many fields: sports, science, arts...The main difference between this book and all other ...

    ---- 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 short, easily-digestible stories, making it a nice book to digest as one's schedule a...

    I've been looking for something like Girl Squads for a very long time. This smart, chatty and furiously honest book is a treat because, unlike so many of the others out there, Girl Squads acknowledges the truth about women's history. It is complex, fought for, and often overwritten by ...

    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, from BCE to modern day. It was also a really diverse collection and an inspiring one...

    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 are validating and empowering and Girl Squads was no exception! This book focused on ex...

    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 exchange for my honest unbiased review. ...

    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 know about before! It's a really inspiring read! ...

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

    Full review here! ...

    This book was so empowering and exciting. It was really cool to learn about different friendships around the world and across time. I?ve been really loving the female friendship trend out there lately so this book was perfect. Definitely recommend! Thanks NetGalley for the advanc...

    I loved this! it was so uplifting and empowering and something I think everyone, regardless of gender, should read because it follows the stories of so many women from so many different places all over the world during so many different time periods that literally everyone has the chan...

    DNF. The language here is too cutesy. Evidently this is written for preteens. Not for me. ...

    I received an advanced egalley of Girl Squads through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. You can read that review in full on my blog, or read an excerpt below. *** Give me a book that explores historical figures in short, illustrated essay format, and I?m so there. The...

    Non-fiction isn't usually a genre I pick up but I was sent this, unsolicited, from Quirk Books and it sounded intriguing enough for me to want to give it a go and I'm glad that I did. This has definitely got me wanting to read more non-fiction books, especially about bad ass women. Her...

    I would only recommend this book to become introduced to the amazing groups of women we never learned about in history class. HOWEVER - I'm a bit disappointed in Sam Maggs' biased writing. When writing about two particular women, it is clear in their actions and correspondence to each ...

    This book was absolutely phenomenal. I love books that bright light to the women who have impacted history, because they are so often left out of history books. Women have always been active participants and change makers in our world, but their contributions have often been actively o...

    Girl Squad: 20 female friendships that changed history was a surprised book mail from Quirk Books. Once I pulled it out of the envelope I was looking forward to reading it. I love History and I have study Feminism so this book is right up my alley. Girl Squad is split into 5 groups;At...

  • Aubrie
    Nov 30, 2018

    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 that some of these stories tied back into The Lady?s Guide as Lee was inspired by...

    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 different. It tells twenty stories about historically amazing female friendships through ...

    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?s very refreshing to me when I come across books that focus on women as well, or even ...

    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 many fields: sports, science, arts...The main difference between this book and all other ...

    ---- 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 short, easily-digestible stories, making it a nice book to digest as one's schedule a...

    I've been looking for something like Girl Squads for a very long time. This smart, chatty and furiously honest book is a treat because, unlike so many of the others out there, Girl Squads acknowledges the truth about women's history. It is complex, fought for, and often overwritten by ...

    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, from BCE to modern day. It was also a really diverse collection and an inspiring one...

    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 are validating and empowering and Girl Squads was no exception! This book focused on ex...

    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 exchange for my honest unbiased review. ...

    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 know about before! It's a really inspiring read! ...

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

    Full review here! ...

    This book was so empowering and exciting. It was really cool to learn about different friendships around the world and across time. I?ve been really loving the female friendship trend out there lately so this book was perfect. Definitely recommend! Thanks NetGalley for the advanc...

    I loved this! it was so uplifting and empowering and something I think everyone, regardless of gender, should read because it follows the stories of so many women from so many different places all over the world during so many different time periods that literally everyone has the chan...

    DNF. The language here is too cutesy. Evidently this is written for preteens. Not for me. ...

    I received an advanced egalley of Girl Squads through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. You can read that review in full on my blog, or read an excerpt below. *** Give me a book that explores historical figures in short, illustrated essay format, and I?m so there. The...

    Non-fiction isn't usually a genre I pick up but I was sent this, unsolicited, from Quirk Books and it sounded intriguing enough for me to want to give it a go and I'm glad that I did. This has definitely got me wanting to read more non-fiction books, especially about bad ass women. Her...

    I would only recommend this book to become introduced to the amazing groups of women we never learned about in history class. HOWEVER - I'm a bit disappointed in Sam Maggs' biased writing. When writing about two particular women, it is clear in their actions and correspondence to each ...

  • Shannon the Book Dragon
    Oct 06, 2018

    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 that some of these stories tied back into The Lady?s Guide as Lee was inspired by...

    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 different. It tells twenty stories about historically amazing female friendships through ...

    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?s very refreshing to me when I come across books that focus on women as well, or even ...

    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 many fields: sports, science, arts...The main difference between this book and all other ...

    ---- 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 short, easily-digestible stories, making it a nice book to digest as one's schedule a...

    I've been looking for something like Girl Squads for a very long time. This smart, chatty and furiously honest book is a treat because, unlike so many of the others out there, Girl Squads acknowledges the truth about women's history. It is complex, fought for, and often overwritten by ...

    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, from BCE to modern day. It was also a really diverse collection and an inspiring one...

    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 are validating and empowering and Girl Squads was no exception! This book focused on ex...

    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 exchange for my honest unbiased review. ...

    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 know about before! It's a really inspiring read! ...

  • Kirstin (gryffindorkwinchester)
    Sep 19, 2018

    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 that some of these stories tied back into The Lady?s Guide as Lee was inspired by...

    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 different. It tells twenty stories about historically amazing female friendships through ...

    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?s very refreshing to me when I come across books that focus on women as well, or even ...

    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 many fields: sports, science, arts...The main difference between this book and all other ...

    ---- 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 short, easily-digestible stories, making it a nice book to digest as one's schedule a...

    I've been looking for something like Girl Squads for a very long time. This smart, chatty and furiously honest book is a treat because, unlike so many of the others out there, Girl Squads acknowledges the truth about women's history. It is complex, fought for, and often overwritten by ...

    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, from BCE to modern day. It was also a really diverse collection and an inspiring one...

    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 are validating and empowering and Girl Squads was no exception! This book focused on ex...

  • Jayni
    Jul 09, 2018

    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 that some of these stories tied back into The Lady?s Guide as Lee was inspired by...

    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 different. It tells twenty stories about historically amazing female friendships through ...

    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?s very refreshing to me when I come across books that focus on women as well, or even ...

    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 many fields: sports, science, arts...The main difference between this book and all other ...

    ---- 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 short, easily-digestible stories, making it a nice book to digest as one's schedule a...

    I've been looking for something like Girl Squads for a very long time. This smart, chatty and furiously honest book is a treat because, unlike so many of the others out there, Girl Squads acknowledges the truth about women's history. It is complex, fought for, and often overwritten by ...

    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, from BCE to modern day. It was also a really diverse collection and an inspiring one...

    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 are validating and empowering and Girl Squads was no exception! This book focused on ex...

    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 exchange for my honest unbiased review. ...

    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 know about before! It's a really inspiring read! ...

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

    Full review here! ...

    This book was so empowering and exciting. It was really cool to learn about different friendships around the world and across time. I?ve been really loving the female friendship trend out there lately so this book was perfect. Definitely recommend! Thanks NetGalley for the advanc...

    I loved this! it was so uplifting and empowering and something I think everyone, regardless of gender, should read because it follows the stories of so many women from so many different places all over the world during so many different time periods that literally everyone has the chan...

  • Beatrizmallow
    Oct 28, 2018

    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 that some of these stories tied back into The Lady?s Guide as Lee was inspired by...

    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 different. It tells twenty stories about historically amazing female friendships through ...

    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?s very refreshing to me when I come across books that focus on women as well, or even ...

    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 many fields: sports, science, arts...The main difference between this book and all other ...

  • Victoria
    Aug 27, 2018

    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 that some of these stories tied back into The Lady?s Guide as Lee was inspired by...

    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 different. It tells twenty stories about historically amazing female friendships through ...

    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?s very refreshing to me when I come across books that focus on women as well, or even ...

    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 many fields: sports, science, arts...The main difference between this book and all other ...

    ---- 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 short, easily-digestible stories, making it a nice book to digest as one's schedule a...

    I've been looking for something like Girl Squads for a very long time. This smart, chatty and furiously honest book is a treat because, unlike so many of the others out there, Girl Squads acknowledges the truth about women's history. It is complex, fought for, and often overwritten by ...

    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, from BCE to modern day. It was also a really diverse collection and an inspiring one...

    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 are validating and empowering and Girl Squads was no exception! This book focused on ex...

    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 exchange for my honest unbiased review. ...

    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 know about before! It's a really inspiring read! ...

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

    Full review here! ...

    This book was so empowering and exciting. It was really cool to learn about different friendships around the world and across time. I?ve been really loving the female friendship trend out there lately so this book was perfect. Definitely recommend! Thanks NetGalley for the advanc...

    I loved this! it was so uplifting and empowering and something I think everyone, regardless of gender, should read because it follows the stories of so many women from so many different places all over the world during so many different time periods that literally everyone has the chan...

    DNF. The language here is too cutesy. Evidently this is written for preteens. Not for me. ...

    I received an advanced egalley of Girl Squads through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. You can read that review in full on my blog, or read an excerpt below. *** Give me a book that explores historical figures in short, illustrated essay format, and I?m so there. The...

    Non-fiction isn't usually a genre I pick up but I was sent this, unsolicited, from Quirk Books and it sounded intriguing enough for me to want to give it a go and I'm glad that I did. This has definitely got me wanting to read more non-fiction books, especially about bad ass women. Her...

    I would only recommend this book to become introduced to the amazing groups of women we never learned about in history class. HOWEVER - I'm a bit disappointed in Sam Maggs' biased writing. When writing about two particular women, it is clear in their actions and correspondence to each ...

    This book was absolutely phenomenal. I love books that bright light to the women who have impacted history, because they are so often left out of history books. Women have always been active participants and change makers in our world, but their contributions have often been actively o...

    Girl Squad: 20 female friendships that changed history was a surprised book mail from Quirk Books. Once I pulled it out of the envelope I was looking forward to reading it. I love History and I have study Feminism so this book is right up my alley. Girl Squad is split into 5 groups;At...

    Well this was a wonderful non-fiction read. I actually bought the audiobook so I could listen whilst I was out and about but I was glad I had the physical book to be able to see the illustrations and the contents to reference back to sections I enjoyed. As a side note, the naked book i...

    So much of history as it is written revolves around dudes. Men who did things, applauded because they did things or found things or what-have-you. But women, well...they've been pretty effectively scrubbed from so much of history, for so many reasons. It wasn't "proper" or "how dare sh...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Sam Maggs has put together a wonderful book that details the lives and feats of some of histories greatest Girl Squads. The reader is taken through warrior squads, artist squads, scientist squads and many more, there ...

    I have been loving the trend of anthologies celebrating influential women which have been coming out lately, and this is one of the best of the bunch. Decent length descriptions of a variety of women from a range of countries and fields, several of whom I had heard of, but plenty that ...

    I absolutely loved this book! It was incredibly empowering and funny. I found myself laughing out loud quite a few times while reading it. Even in today?s world I often find women are descriminafed against and every once in a while I need a kick to remind me how badass women can be. ...

    *I received this book from NetGalley in return for a honest review* There have been a lot of women/girls biography books come out in the past few years and I have read most of them, but this book brings something new to the genre for a few reasons. 1. It focuses on groups of women....

    Love(d) this! When I was younger I was never much of a history person, but historical fiction has become a stable in my reading and Girl Squads turned out to be the ideal read. The book has an engaging narration and is divided into sections; athlete squads political & activist...

    Sam Maggs writes great books about women in history, and Girl Squads continues that greatness as she writes about teams of women who have worked together to make history. Representing a great range of people from the skiing sisters, Shirley and Sharon Frith to the Patriotic Women?...

  • Gemma
    Dec 03, 2018

    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 that some of these stories tied back into The Lady?s Guide as Lee was inspired by...

    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 different. It tells twenty stories about historically amazing female friendships through ...

    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?s very refreshing to me when I come across books that focus on women as well, or even ...

    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 many fields: sports, science, arts...The main difference between this book and all other ...

    ---- 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 short, easily-digestible stories, making it a nice book to digest as one's schedule a...

    I've been looking for something like Girl Squads for a very long time. This smart, chatty and furiously honest book is a treat because, unlike so many of the others out there, Girl Squads acknowledges the truth about women's history. It is complex, fought for, and often overwritten by ...

    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, from BCE to modern day. It was also a really diverse collection and an inspiring one...

    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 are validating and empowering and Girl Squads was no exception! This book focused on ex...

    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 exchange for my honest unbiased review. ...

    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 know about before! It's a really inspiring read! ...

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

    Full review here! ...

    This book was so empowering and exciting. It was really cool to learn about different friendships around the world and across time. I?ve been really loving the female friendship trend out there lately so this book was perfect. Definitely recommend! Thanks NetGalley for the advanc...

    I loved this! it was so uplifting and empowering and something I think everyone, regardless of gender, should read because it follows the stories of so many women from so many different places all over the world during so many different time periods that literally everyone has the chan...

    DNF. The language here is too cutesy. Evidently this is written for preteens. Not for me. ...

    I received an advanced egalley of Girl Squads through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. You can read that review in full on my blog, or read an excerpt below. *** Give me a book that explores historical figures in short, illustrated essay format, and I?m so there. The...

    Non-fiction isn't usually a genre I pick up but I was sent this, unsolicited, from Quirk Books and it sounded intriguing enough for me to want to give it a go and I'm glad that I did. This has definitely got me wanting to read more non-fiction books, especially about bad ass women. Her...

  • Aria
    Jul 25, 2018

    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 that some of these stories tied back into The Lady?s Guide as Lee was inspired by...

    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 different. It tells twenty stories about historically amazing female friendships through ...

    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?s very refreshing to me when I come across books that focus on women as well, or even ...

    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 many fields: sports, science, arts...The main difference between this book and all other ...

    ---- 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 short, easily-digestible stories, making it a nice book to digest as one's schedule a...

  • Flavia
    Nov 05, 2018

    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 that some of these stories tied back into The Lady?s Guide as Lee was inspired by...

    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 different. It tells twenty stories about historically amazing female friendships through ...

    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?s very refreshing to me when I come across books that focus on women as well, or even ...

  • Angharad (Two Book Thieves)
    Oct 09, 2018

    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 that some of these stories tied back into The Lady?s Guide as Lee was inspired by...

    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 different. It tells twenty stories about historically amazing female friendships through ...

    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?s very refreshing to me when I come across books that focus on women as well, or even ...

    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 many fields: sports, science, arts...The main difference between this book and all other ...

    ---- 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 short, easily-digestible stories, making it a nice book to digest as one's schedule a...

    I've been looking for something like Girl Squads for a very long time. This smart, chatty and furiously honest book is a treat because, unlike so many of the others out there, Girl Squads acknowledges the truth about women's history. It is complex, fought for, and often overwritten by ...

    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, from BCE to modern day. It was also a really diverse collection and an inspiring one...

    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 are validating and empowering and Girl Squads was no exception! This book focused on ex...

    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 exchange for my honest unbiased review. ...

    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 know about before! It's a really inspiring read! ...

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

    Full review here! ...

  • Sarah
    Jun 07, 2018

    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 that some of these stories tied back into The Lady?s Guide as Lee was inspired by...

    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 different. It tells twenty stories about historically amazing female friendships through ...

    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?s very refreshing to me when I come across books that focus on women as well, or even ...

    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 many fields: sports, science, arts...The main difference between this book and all other ...

    ---- 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 short, easily-digestible stories, making it a nice book to digest as one's schedule a...

    I've been looking for something like Girl Squads for a very long time. This smart, chatty and furiously honest book is a treat because, unlike so many of the others out there, Girl Squads acknowledges the truth about women's history. It is complex, fought for, and often overwritten by ...

    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, from BCE to modern day. It was also a really diverse collection and an inspiring one...

    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 are validating and empowering and Girl Squads was no exception! This book focused on ex...

    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 exchange for my honest unbiased review. ...

    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 know about before! It's a really inspiring read! ...

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

    Full review here! ...

    This book was so empowering and exciting. It was really cool to learn about different friendships around the world and across time. I?ve been really loving the female friendship trend out there lately so this book was perfect. Definitely recommend! Thanks NetGalley for the advanc...

  • Ellie (faerieontheshelf)
    Oct 14, 2018

    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 that some of these stories tied back into The Lady?s Guide as Lee was inspired by...

  • Kayla
    Oct 21, 2018

    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 that some of these stories tied back into The Lady?s Guide as Lee was inspired by...

    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 different. It tells twenty stories about historically amazing female friendships through ...

    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?s very refreshing to me when I come across books that focus on women as well, or even ...

    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 many fields: sports, science, arts...The main difference between this book and all other ...

    ---- 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 short, easily-digestible stories, making it a nice book to digest as one's schedule a...

    I've been looking for something like Girl Squads for a very long time. This smart, chatty and furiously honest book is a treat because, unlike so many of the others out there, Girl Squads acknowledges the truth about women's history. It is complex, fought for, and often overwritten by ...

    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, from BCE to modern day. It was also a really diverse collection and an inspiring one...

    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 are validating and empowering and Girl Squads was no exception! This book focused on ex...

    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 exchange for my honest unbiased review. ...

    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 know about before! It's a really inspiring read! ...

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

    Full review here! ...

    This book was so empowering and exciting. It was really cool to learn about different friendships around the world and across time. I?ve been really loving the female friendship trend out there lately so this book was perfect. Definitely recommend! Thanks NetGalley for the advanc...

    I loved this! it was so uplifting and empowering and something I think everyone, regardless of gender, should read because it follows the stories of so many women from so many different places all over the world during so many different time periods that literally everyone has the chan...

    DNF. The language here is too cutesy. Evidently this is written for preteens. Not for me. ...

    I received an advanced egalley of Girl Squads through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. You can read that review in full on my blog, or read an excerpt below. *** Give me a book that explores historical figures in short, illustrated essay format, and I?m so there. The...

    Non-fiction isn't usually a genre I pick up but I was sent this, unsolicited, from Quirk Books and it sounded intriguing enough for me to want to give it a go and I'm glad that I did. This has definitely got me wanting to read more non-fiction books, especially about bad ass women. Her...

    I would only recommend this book to become introduced to the amazing groups of women we never learned about in history class. HOWEVER - I'm a bit disappointed in Sam Maggs' biased writing. When writing about two particular women, it is clear in their actions and correspondence to each ...

    This book was absolutely phenomenal. I love books that bright light to the women who have impacted history, because they are so often left out of history books. Women have always been active participants and change makers in our world, but their contributions have often been actively o...

    Girl Squad: 20 female friendships that changed history was a surprised book mail from Quirk Books. Once I pulled it out of the envelope I was looking forward to reading it. I love History and I have study Feminism so this book is right up my alley. Girl Squad is split into 5 groups;At...

    Well this was a wonderful non-fiction read. I actually bought the audiobook so I could listen whilst I was out and about but I was glad I had the physical book to be able to see the illustrations and the contents to reference back to sections I enjoyed. As a side note, the naked book i...

    So much of history as it is written revolves around dudes. Men who did things, applauded because they did things or found things or what-have-you. But women, well...they've been pretty effectively scrubbed from so much of history, for so many reasons. It wasn't "proper" or "how dare sh...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Sam Maggs has put together a wonderful book that details the lives and feats of some of histories greatest Girl Squads. The reader is taken through warrior squads, artist squads, scientist squads and many more, there ...

    I have been loving the trend of anthologies celebrating influential women which have been coming out lately, and this is one of the best of the bunch. Decent length descriptions of a variety of women from a range of countries and fields, several of whom I had heard of, but plenty that ...

    I absolutely loved this book! It was incredibly empowering and funny. I found myself laughing out loud quite a few times while reading it. Even in today?s world I often find women are descriminafed against and every once in a while I need a kick to remind me how badass women can be. ...

  • Liesl
    Jul 10, 2018

    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 that some of these stories tied back into The Lady?s Guide as Lee was inspired by...

    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 different. It tells twenty stories about historically amazing female friendships through ...

    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?s very refreshing to me when I come across books that focus on women as well, or even ...

    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 many fields: sports, science, arts...The main difference between this book and all other ...

    ---- 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 short, easily-digestible stories, making it a nice book to digest as one's schedule a...

    I've been looking for something like Girl Squads for a very long time. This smart, chatty and furiously honest book is a treat because, unlike so many of the others out there, Girl Squads acknowledges the truth about women's history. It is complex, fought for, and often overwritten by ...

    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, from BCE to modern day. It was also a really diverse collection and an inspiring one...

    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 are validating and empowering and Girl Squads was no exception! This book focused on ex...

    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 exchange for my honest unbiased review. ...

    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 know about before! It's a really inspiring read! ...

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

    Full review here! ...

    This book was so empowering and exciting. It was really cool to learn about different friendships around the world and across time. I?ve been really loving the female friendship trend out there lately so this book was perfect. Definitely recommend! Thanks NetGalley for the advanc...

    I loved this! it was so uplifting and empowering and something I think everyone, regardless of gender, should read because it follows the stories of so many women from so many different places all over the world during so many different time periods that literally everyone has the chan...

    DNF. The language here is too cutesy. Evidently this is written for preteens. Not for me. ...

    I received an advanced egalley of Girl Squads through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. You can read that review in full on my blog, or read an excerpt below. *** Give me a book that explores historical figures in short, illustrated essay format, and I?m so there. The...

    Non-fiction isn't usually a genre I pick up but I was sent this, unsolicited, from Quirk Books and it sounded intriguing enough for me to want to give it a go and I'm glad that I did. This has definitely got me wanting to read more non-fiction books, especially about bad ass women. Her...

    I would only recommend this book to become introduced to the amazing groups of women we never learned about in history class. HOWEVER - I'm a bit disappointed in Sam Maggs' biased writing. When writing about two particular women, it is clear in their actions and correspondence to each ...

    This book was absolutely phenomenal. I love books that bright light to the women who have impacted history, because they are so often left out of history books. Women have always been active participants and change makers in our world, but their contributions have often been actively o...

    Girl Squad: 20 female friendships that changed history was a surprised book mail from Quirk Books. Once I pulled it out of the envelope I was looking forward to reading it. I love History and I have study Feminism so this book is right up my alley. Girl Squad is split into 5 groups;At...

    Well this was a wonderful non-fiction read. I actually bought the audiobook so I could listen whilst I was out and about but I was glad I had the physical book to be able to see the illustrations and the contents to reference back to sections I enjoyed. As a side note, the naked book i...

    So much of history as it is written revolves around dudes. Men who did things, applauded because they did things or found things or what-have-you. But women, well...they've been pretty effectively scrubbed from so much of history, for so many reasons. It wasn't "proper" or "how dare sh...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Sam Maggs has put together a wonderful book that details the lives and feats of some of histories greatest Girl Squads. The reader is taken through warrior squads, artist squads, scientist squads and many more, there ...

    I have been loving the trend of anthologies celebrating influential women which have been coming out lately, and this is one of the best of the bunch. Decent length descriptions of a variety of women from a range of countries and fields, several of whom I had heard of, but plenty that ...

  • cenninsbookreviews aka Book Dragon Queen🐉🐉🐉&#
    Oct 02, 2018

    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 that some of these stories tied back into The Lady?s Guide as Lee was inspired by...

    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 different. It tells twenty stories about historically amazing female friendships through ...

    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?s very refreshing to me when I come across books that focus on women as well, or even ...

    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 many fields: sports, science, arts...The main difference between this book and all other ...

    ---- 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 short, easily-digestible stories, making it a nice book to digest as one's schedule a...

    I've been looking for something like Girl Squads for a very long time. This smart, chatty and furiously honest book is a treat because, unlike so many of the others out there, Girl Squads acknowledges the truth about women's history. It is complex, fought for, and often overwritten by ...

    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, from BCE to modern day. It was also a really diverse collection and an inspiring one...

    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 are validating and empowering and Girl Squads was no exception! This book focused on ex...

    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 exchange for my honest unbiased review. ...