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 ...

    ---- 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...

    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 ...

    This was highly entertaining and quite informative. I didn't know about 99% of the "squads", and though I thought this was just another one of the now-popular feminist characters books, I think it offered a wide variety of females in different fields and from different countries. I ...

    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...

    Overall a must read. However fair warning that the book starts off strong with each chapter as exciting and fascinating as the next....until about 75% of the way through. My goodness gracious I truly struggled with getting through to the end! You can see by the length of time it took m...

    That was a pretty cool book about female friendships in history! It's easy to read, engaging, and covers a wide range of time periods and countries. I'd probably recommend it to teens and preteens who want to learn more about overlooked women in history and the amazing things that can ...

    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 want to learn more about everyone in this book. And I want it to be required reading. She does a great job of making it inclusive. ...

    Great collection. Review to come. ...

    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. ...

    Today's Non-fiction post is on Girl Squads: 20 Female Friendships That Changed History by Sam Maggs. it is 272 pages long and is published by Quirk Books. The cover is multi-colored with different groups of women in the different colors. The intended reader is someone who is interested...

    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...

    From Darcy & Bingley ( Pride and Prejudice), Holmes & Watson ( Sherlock Holmes series) to Carraway and Gatsby ( The Great Gatsby), examples of male friendships a.k.a bromances are never in short supply. Women, on the other hand, are often characterised as being catty towards ea...

    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...

  • 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 ...

    ---- 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...

    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 ...

    This was highly entertaining and quite informative. I didn't know about 99% of the "squads", and though I thought this was just another one of the now-popular feminist characters books, I think it offered a wide variety of females in different fields and from different countries. I ...

    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...

    Overall a must read. However fair warning that the book starts off strong with each chapter as exciting and fascinating as the next....until about 75% of the way through. My goodness gracious I truly struggled with getting through to the end! You can see by the length of time it took m...

    That was a pretty cool book about female friendships in history! It's easy to read, engaging, and covers a wide range of time periods and countries. I'd probably recommend it to teens and preteens who want to learn more about overlooked women in history and the amazing things that can ...

    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 want to learn more about everyone in this book. And I want it to be required reading. She does a great job of making it inclusive. ...

    Great collection. Review to come. ...

    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 ...

    ---- 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...

    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 ...

    This was highly entertaining and quite informative. I didn't know about 99% of the "squads", and though I thought this was just another one of the now-popular feminist characters books, I think it offered a wide variety of females in different fields and from different countries. I ...

    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...

  • Heatherblakely
    Jan 12, 2019

    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 ...

    ---- 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...

    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 ...

    This was highly entertaining and quite informative. I didn't know about 99% of the "squads", and though I thought this was just another one of the now-popular feminist characters books, I think it offered a wide variety of females in different fields and from different countries. I ...

    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...

    Overall a must read. However fair warning that the book starts off strong with each chapter as exciting and fascinating as the next....until about 75% of the way through. My goodness gracious I truly struggled with getting through to the end! You can see by the length of time it took m...

    That was a pretty cool book about female friendships in history! It's easy to read, engaging, and covers a wide range of time periods and countries. I'd probably recommend it to teens and preteens who want to learn more about overlooked women in history and the amazing things that can ...

    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 want to learn more about everyone in this book. And I want it to be required reading. She does a great job of making it inclusive. ...

    Great collection. Review to come. ...

  • L.H. 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 ...

    ---- 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...

    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 ...

    This was highly entertaining and quite informative. I didn't know about 99% of the "squads", and though I thought this was just another one of the now-popular feminist characters books, I think it offered a wide variety of females in different fields and from different countries. I ...

    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 ...

    ---- 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...

    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 ...

    This was highly entertaining and quite informative. I didn't know about 99% of the "squads", and though I thought this was just another one of the now-popular feminist characters books, I think it offered a wide variety of females in different fields and from different countries. I ...

    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...

    Overall a must read. However fair warning that the book starts off strong with each chapter as exciting and fascinating as the next....until about 75% of the way through. My goodness gracious I truly struggled with getting through to the end! You can see by the length of time it took m...

    That was a pretty cool book about female friendships in history! It's easy to read, engaging, and covers a wide range of time periods and countries. I'd probably recommend it to teens and preteens who want to learn more about overlooked women in history and the amazing things that can ...

    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 want to learn more about everyone in this book. And I want it to be required reading. She does a great job of making it inclusive. ...

    Great collection. Review to come. ...

    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. ...

    Today's Non-fiction post is on Girl Squads: 20 Female Friendships That Changed History by Sam Maggs. it is 272 pages long and is published by Quirk Books. The cover is multi-colored with different groups of women in the different colors. The intended reader is someone who is interested...

    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...

  • 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 ...

    ---- 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...

    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 ...

    This was highly entertaining and quite informative. I didn't know about 99% of the "squads", and though I thought this was just another one of the now-popular feminist characters books, I think it offered a wide variety of females in different fields and from different countries. I ...

    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...

    Overall a must read. However fair warning that the book starts off strong with each chapter as exciting and fascinating as the next....until about 75% of the way through. My goodness gracious I truly struggled with getting through to the end! You can see by the length of time it took m...

    That was a pretty cool book about female friendships in history! It's easy to read, engaging, and covers a wide range of time periods and countries. I'd probably recommend it to teens and preteens who want to learn more about overlooked women in history and the amazing things that can ...

    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 want to learn more about everyone in this book. And I want it to be required reading. She does a great job of making it inclusive. ...

    Great collection. Review to come. ...

    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. ...

    Today's Non-fiction post is on Girl Squads: 20 Female Friendships That Changed History by Sam Maggs. it is 272 pages long and is published by Quirk Books. The cover is multi-colored with different groups of women in the different colors. The intended reader is someone who is interested...

    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...

  • Radwa
    Feb 04, 2019

    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 ...

    ---- 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...

    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 ...

    This was highly entertaining and quite informative. I didn't know about 99% of the "squads", and though I thought this was just another one of the now-popular feminist characters books, I think it offered a wide variety of females in different fields and from different countries. I ...

  • Lynn
    Jan 16, 2019

    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 ...

    ---- 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...

    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 ...

    This was highly entertaining and quite informative. I didn't know about 99% of the "squads", and though I thought this was just another one of the now-popular feminist characters books, I think it offered a wide variety of females in different fields and from different countries. I ...

    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...

    Overall a must read. However fair warning that the book starts off strong with each chapter as exciting and fascinating as the next....until about 75% of the way through. My goodness gracious I truly struggled with getting through to the end! You can see by the length of time it took m...

    That was a pretty cool book about female friendships in history! It's easy to read, engaging, and covers a wide range of time periods and countries. I'd probably recommend it to teens and preteens who want to learn more about overlooked women in history and the amazing things that can ...

    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 want to learn more about everyone in this book. And I want it to be required reading. She does a great job of making it inclusive. ...

    Great collection. Review to come. ...

    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. ...

    Today's Non-fiction post is on Girl Squads: 20 Female Friendships That Changed History by Sam Maggs. it is 272 pages long and is published by Quirk Books. The cover is multi-colored with different groups of women in the different colors. The intended reader is someone who is interested...

  • Lizzie
    Feb 01, 2019

    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 ...

    ---- 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...

    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 ...

    This was highly entertaining and quite informative. I didn't know about 99% of the "squads", and though I thought this was just another one of the now-popular feminist characters books, I think it offered a wide variety of females in different fields and from different countries. I ...

    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...

    Overall a must read. However fair warning that the book starts off strong with each chapter as exciting and fascinating as the next....until about 75% of the way through. My goodness gracious I truly struggled with getting through to the end! You can see by the length of time it took m...

    That was a pretty cool book about female friendships in history! It's easy to read, engaging, and covers a wide range of time periods and countries. I'd probably recommend it to teens and preteens who want to learn more about overlooked women in history and the amazing things that can ...

    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 want to learn more about everyone in this book. And I want it to be required reading. She does a great job of making it inclusive. ...

  • 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 ...

    ---- 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...

    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 ...

    This was highly entertaining and quite informative. I didn't know about 99% of the "squads", and though I thought this was just another one of the now-popular feminist characters books, I think it offered a wide variety of females in different fields and from different countries. I ...

    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...

    Overall a must read. However fair warning that the book starts off strong with each chapter as exciting and fascinating as the next....until about 75% of the way through. My goodness gracious I truly struggled with getting through to the end! You can see by the length of time it took m...

    That was a pretty cool book about female friendships in history! It's easy to read, engaging, and covers a wide range of time periods and countries. I'd probably recommend it to teens and preteens who want to learn more about overlooked women in history and the amazing things that can ...

    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 want to learn more about everyone in this book. And I want it to be required reading. She does a great job of making it inclusive. ...

    Great collection. Review to come. ...

    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. ...

    Today's Non-fiction post is on Girl Squads: 20 Female Friendships That Changed History by Sam Maggs. it is 272 pages long and is published by Quirk Books. The cover is multi-colored with different groups of women in the different colors. The intended reader is someone who is interested...

    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...

    From Darcy & Bingley ( Pride and Prejudice), Holmes & Watson ( Sherlock Holmes series) to Carraway and Gatsby ( The Great Gatsby), examples of male friendships a.k.a bromances are never in short supply. Women, on the other hand, are often characterised as being catty towards ea...

    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 ...

    ---- 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...

    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 ...

    This was highly entertaining and quite informative. I didn't know about 99% of the "squads", and though I thought this was just another one of the now-popular feminist characters books, I think it offered a wide variety of females in different fields and from different countries. I ...

    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...

    Overall a must read. However fair warning that the book starts off strong with each chapter as exciting and fascinating as the next....until about 75% of the way through. My goodness gracious I truly struggled with getting through to the end! You can see by the length of time it took m...

    That was a pretty cool book about female friendships in history! It's easy to read, engaging, and covers a wide range of time periods and countries. I'd probably recommend it to teens and preteens who want to learn more about overlooked women in history and the amazing things that can ...

    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 want to learn more about everyone in this book. And I want it to be required reading. She does a great job of making it inclusive. ...

    Great collection. Review to come. ...

    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. ...

    Today's Non-fiction post is on Girl Squads: 20 Female Friendships That Changed History by Sam Maggs. it is 272 pages long and is published by Quirk Books. The cover is multi-colored with different groups of women in the different colors. The intended reader is someone who is interested...

    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...

    From Darcy & Bingley ( Pride and Prejudice), Holmes & Watson ( Sherlock Holmes series) to Carraway and Gatsby ( The Great Gatsby), examples of male friendships a.k.a bromances are never in short supply. Women, on the other hand, are often characterised as being catty towards ea...

    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 ...

    ---- 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...

    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 ...

    This was highly entertaining and quite informative. I didn't know about 99% of the "squads", and though I thought this was just another one of the now-popular feminist characters books, I think it offered a wide variety of females in different fields and from different countries. I ...

    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...

    Overall a must read. However fair warning that the book starts off strong with each chapter as exciting and fascinating as the next....until about 75% of the way through. My goodness gracious I truly struggled with getting through to the end! You can see by the length of time it took m...

    That was a pretty cool book about female friendships in history! It's easy to read, engaging, and covers a wide range of time periods and countries. I'd probably recommend it to teens and preteens who want to learn more about overlooked women in history and the amazing things that can ...

    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 want to learn more about everyone in this book. And I want it to be required reading. She does a great job of making it inclusive. ...

    Great collection. Review to come. ...

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

  • Lillian
    Feb 10, 2019

    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 ...

    ---- 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...

    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 ...

    This was highly entertaining and quite informative. I didn't know about 99% of the "squads", and though I thought this was just another one of the now-popular feminist characters books, I think it offered a wide variety of females in different fields and from different countries. I ...

    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...

    Overall a must read. However fair warning that the book starts off strong with each chapter as exciting and fascinating as the next....until about 75% of the way through. My goodness gracious I truly struggled with getting through to the end! You can see by the length of time it took m...

    That was a pretty cool book about female friendships in history! It's easy to read, engaging, and covers a wide range of time periods and countries. I'd probably recommend it to teens and preteens who want to learn more about overlooked women in history and the amazing things that can ...

    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 want to learn more about everyone in this book. And I want it to be required reading. She does a great job of making it inclusive. ...

    Great collection. Review to come. ...

    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. ...

    Today's Non-fiction post is on Girl Squads: 20 Female Friendships That Changed History by Sam Maggs. it is 272 pages long and is published by Quirk Books. The cover is multi-colored with different groups of women in the different colors. The intended reader is someone who is interested...

    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...

    From Darcy & Bingley ( Pride and Prejudice), Holmes & Watson ( Sherlock Holmes series) to Carraway and Gatsby ( The Great Gatsby), examples of male friendships a.k.a bromances are never in short supply. Women, on the other hand, are often characterised as being catty towards ea...

  • 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 ...

    ---- 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...

    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 ...

    This was highly entertaining and quite informative. I didn't know about 99% of the "squads", and though I thought this was just another one of the now-popular feminist characters books, I think it offered a wide variety of females in different fields and from different countries. I ...

    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...

    Overall a must read. However fair warning that the book starts off strong with each chapter as exciting and fascinating as the next....until about 75% of the way through. My goodness gracious I truly struggled with getting through to the end! You can see by the length of time it took m...

    That was a pretty cool book about female friendships in history! It's easy to read, engaging, and covers a wide range of time periods and countries. I'd probably recommend it to teens and preteens who want to learn more about overlooked women in history and the amazing things that can ...

    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 want to learn more about everyone in this book. And I want it to be required reading. She does a great job of making it inclusive. ...

    Great collection. Review to come. ...

    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. ...

    Today's Non-fiction post is on Girl Squads: 20 Female Friendships That Changed History by Sam Maggs. it is 272 pages long and is published by Quirk Books. The cover is multi-colored with different groups of women in the different colors. The intended reader is someone who is interested...

    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 ...

    ---- 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...

    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 ...

    This was highly entertaining and quite informative. I didn't know about 99% of the "squads", and though I thought this was just another one of the now-popular feminist characters books, I think it offered a wide variety of females in different fields and from different countries. I ...

    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...

    Overall a must read. However fair warning that the book starts off strong with each chapter as exciting and fascinating as the next....until about 75% of the way through. My goodness gracious I truly struggled with getting through to the end! You can see by the length of time it took m...

    That was a pretty cool book about female friendships in history! It's easy to read, engaging, and covers a wide range of time periods and countries. I'd probably recommend it to teens and preteens who want to learn more about overlooked women in history and the amazing things that can ...

    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 want to learn more about everyone in this book. And I want it to be required reading. She does a great job of making it inclusive. ...

    Great collection. Review to come. ...

    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. ...

    Today's Non-fiction post is on Girl Squads: 20 Female Friendships That Changed History by Sam Maggs. it is 272 pages long and is published by Quirk Books. The cover is multi-colored with different groups of women in the different colors. The intended reader is someone who is interested...

    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 ...

    ---- 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...

    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 ...

    This was highly entertaining and quite informative. I didn't know about 99% of the "squads", and though I thought this was just another one of the now-popular feminist characters books, I think it offered a wide variety of females in different fields and from different countries. I ...

    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...

    Overall a must read. However fair warning that the book starts off strong with each chapter as exciting and fascinating as the next....until about 75% of the way through. My goodness gracious I truly struggled with getting through to the end! You can see by the length of time it took m...

    That was a pretty cool book about female friendships in history! It's easy to read, engaging, and covers a wide range of time periods and countries. I'd probably recommend it to teens and preteens who want to learn more about overlooked women in history and the amazing things that can ...

    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! ...

  • 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 ...

    ---- 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...

    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 ...

    This was highly entertaining and quite informative. I didn't know about 99% of the "squads", and though I thought this was just another one of the now-popular feminist characters books, I think it offered a wide variety of females in different fields and from different countries. I ...

    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...

    Overall a must read. However fair warning that the book starts off strong with each chapter as exciting and fascinating as the next....until about 75% of the way through. My goodness gracious I truly struggled with getting through to the end! You can see by the length of time it took m...

    That was a pretty cool book about female friendships in history! It's easy to read, engaging, and covers a wide range of time periods and countries. I'd probably recommend it to teens and preteens who want to learn more about overlooked women in history and the amazing things that can ...

    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. ...

  • Jessie
    Jan 14, 2019

    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 ...

    ---- 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...

    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 ...

    This was highly entertaining and quite informative. I didn't know about 99% of the "squads", and though I thought this was just another one of the now-popular feminist characters books, I think it offered a wide variety of females in different fields and from different countries. I ...

    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...

    Overall a must read. However fair warning that the book starts off strong with each chapter as exciting and fascinating as the next....until about 75% of the way through. My goodness gracious I truly struggled with getting through to the end! You can see by the length of time it took m...

  • 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 ...

    ---- 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...

    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 ...

    This was highly entertaining and quite informative. I didn't know about 99% of the "squads", and though I thought this was just another one of the now-popular feminist characters books, I think it offered a wide variety of females in different fields and from different countries. I ...

    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 ...

    ---- 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...

    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 ...

    This was highly entertaining and quite informative. I didn't know about 99% of the "squads", and though I thought this was just another one of the now-popular feminist characters books, I think it offered a wide variety of females in different fields and from different countries. I ...

    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...

    Overall a must read. However fair warning that the book starts off strong with each chapter as exciting and fascinating as the next....until about 75% of the way through. My goodness gracious I truly struggled with getting through to the end! You can see by the length of time it took m...

    That was a pretty cool book about female friendships in history! It's easy to read, engaging, and covers a wide range of time periods and countries. I'd probably recommend it to teens and preteens who want to learn more about overlooked women in history and the amazing things that can ...

    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 want to learn more about everyone in this book. And I want it to be required reading. She does a great job of making it inclusive. ...

    Great collection. Review to come. ...

    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 ...

    ---- 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...

    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 ...

  • 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 ...

    ---- 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...

    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 ...

    This was highly entertaining and quite informative. I didn't know about 99% of the "squads", and though I thought this was just another one of the now-popular feminist characters books, I think it offered a wide variety of females in different fields and from different countries. I ...

    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...

    Overall a must read. However fair warning that the book starts off strong with each chapter as exciting and fascinating as the next....until about 75% of the way through. My goodness gracious I truly struggled with getting through to the end! You can see by the length of time it took m...

    That was a pretty cool book about female friendships in history! It's easy to read, engaging, and covers a wide range of time periods and countries. I'd probably recommend it to teens and preteens who want to learn more about overlooked women in history and the amazing things that can ...

    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 want to learn more about everyone in this book. And I want it to be required reading. She does a great job of making it inclusive. ...

    Great collection. Review to come. ...

    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. ...

    Today's Non-fiction post is on Girl Squads: 20 Female Friendships That Changed History by Sam Maggs. it is 272 pages long and is published by Quirk Books. The cover is multi-colored with different groups of women in the different colors. The intended reader is someone who is interested...

    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 ...

    ---- 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 ...

    ---- 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...

    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 ...

    This was highly entertaining and quite informative. I didn't know about 99% of the "squads", and though I thought this was just another one of the now-popular feminist characters books, I think it offered a wide variety of females in different fields and from different countries. I ...

    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...

    Overall a must read. However fair warning that the book starts off strong with each chapter as exciting and fascinating as the next....until about 75% of the way through. My goodness gracious I truly struggled with getting through to the end! You can see by the length of time it took m...

    That was a pretty cool book about female friendships in history! It's easy to read, engaging, and covers a wide range of time periods and countries. I'd probably recommend it to teens and preteens who want to learn more about overlooked women in history and the amazing things that can ...

    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 want to learn more about everyone in this book. And I want it to be required reading. She does a great job of making it inclusive. ...

    Great collection. Review to come. ...

    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 ...

    ---- 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...

    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 ...

    This was highly entertaining and quite informative. I didn't know about 99% of the "squads", and though I thought this was just another one of the now-popular feminist characters books, I think it offered a wide variety of females in different fields and from different countries. I ...

    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...

    Overall a must read. However fair warning that the book starts off strong with each chapter as exciting and fascinating as the next....until about 75% of the way through. My goodness gracious I truly struggled with getting through to the end! You can see by the length of time it took m...

    That was a pretty cool book about female friendships in history! It's easy to read, engaging, and covers a wide range of time periods and countries. I'd probably recommend it to teens and preteens who want to learn more about overlooked women in history and the amazing things that can ...

    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 want to learn more about everyone in this book. And I want it to be required reading. She does a great job of making it inclusive. ...

    Great collection. Review to come. ...

    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...

  • Lulu (the library leopard)
    Jan 17, 2019

    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 ...

    ---- 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...

    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 ...

    This was highly entertaining and quite informative. I didn't know about 99% of the "squads", and though I thought this was just another one of the now-popular feminist characters books, I think it offered a wide variety of females in different fields and from different countries. I ...

    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...

    Overall a must read. However fair warning that the book starts off strong with each chapter as exciting and fascinating as the next....until about 75% of the way through. My goodness gracious I truly struggled with getting through to the end! You can see by the length of time it took m...

    That was a pretty cool book about female friendships in history! It's easy to read, engaging, and covers a wide range of time periods and countries. I'd probably recommend it to teens and preteens who want to learn more about overlooked women in history and the amazing things that can ...