Bygone Badass Broads: 52 Forgotten Women Who Changed The World by Mackenzi LeeBygone Badass Broads: 52 Forgotten Women Who Changed The World by Mackenzi Lee

Bygone Badass Broads: 52 Forgotten Women Who Changed The World

byMackenzi LeeIllustratorPetra Eriksson

Paper over Board | February 27, 2018

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Based on Mackenzi Lee’s popular weekly Twitter series of the same name, Bygone Badass Broads features 52 remarkable and forgotten trailblazing women from all over the world. With tales of heroism and cunning, in-depth bios and witty storytelling, Bygone Badass Broads gives new life to these historic female pioneers. Starting in the fifth century BC and continuing to the present, the book takes a closer look at bold and inspiring women who dared to step outside the traditional gender roles of their time. Coupled with riveting illustrations and Lee’s humorous and conversational storytelling style, this book is an outright celebration of the badass women who paved the way for the rest of us.
Mackenzi Lee holds a BA in history and an MFA in writing for children and young adults from Simmons College. She is the New York Times bestselling author of the historical fantasy novels This Monstrous Thing and The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue, as well as the forthcoming The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy (2018) and Sem...
Title:Bygone Badass Broads: 52 Forgotten Women Who Changed The WorldFormat:Paper over BoardProduct dimensions:176 pages, 8 × 6 × 0.88 inShipping dimensions:8 × 6 × 0.88 inPublished:February 27, 2018Publisher:Abrams ImageLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:141972925X

ISBN - 13:9781419729256


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Badass Book I really appreciated the breadth of women looked at in this book of badass broads (Much more diverse than in Princesses Behaving Badly). Though a little light on the detail (There is really only 2-3 pages on each of the women) I found the storytelling captivating, it really paint a vivid picture in a small number of pages. Each piece is beautifully written, the illustrations are GORGEOUS, and I loved the modern take on each of these historic women. What I loved most is that there is no suggestion that strong means physical, these women were strong and powerful in a whole host of ways, in courage, politics, society etc. Again another great read for teens, especially girls, on the awesome females who've come before them.
Date published: 2018-12-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Must Read! You want to learn more about badass women around the world? This is your book! I was familiar with a few of these ladies, but for the most part, I was fascinated by what they did and how they were able to get through life while living in a heavy patriarchy society. Love this and I'm hoping there will be another!
Date published: 2018-08-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from What a delight! This was so enjoyable and a book made for my factoid-loving heart. I love the diversity and feminism of this one and meeting so many remarkable women that I might never have known of otherwise. Mackenzi Lee's narration is definitely part of the reason I liked this a lot. It feels very casual and friendly, and I can imagine her getting a classroom full of kids amped up for some awesome history facts. I think this is gonna kick-start some more non-fiction reading of books in this vein!
Date published: 2018-07-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from An Amazing Feminist Book I adored this book and the author's witty input throughout it all. This book really highlights women whose names have gotten lost in history. I learned so much and gained so much respect for these wonderful pioneers. My only complaint is that about halfway through the book, the author focused on more European/American women.
Date published: 2018-06-20