Amazons, Abolitionists, and Activists

A Graphic History of Women's Fight for Their Rights

Illustrated by A. D'Amico
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$19.99 US
7.08"W x 10"H x 0.5"D  
On sale Nov 05, 2019 | 208 Pages | 978-0-399-58179-3
| Grades 6-12
A bold and gripping graphic history of the fight for women's rights

The ongoing struggle for women's rights has spanned human history, touched nearly every culture on Earth, and encompassed a wide range of issues, such as the right to vote, work, get an education, own property, exercise bodily autonomy, and beyond. Amazons, Abolitionists, and Activists is a fun and fascinating graphic novel-style primer that covers the key figures and events that have advanced women's rights from antiquity to the modern era. In addition, this compelling book illuminates the stories of notable women throughout history--from queens and freedom fighters to warriors and spies--and the progressive movements led by women that have shaped history, including abolition, suffrage, labor, civil rights, LGBTQ liberation, reproductive rights, and more. Examining where we've been, where we are, and where we're going, Amazons, Abolitionists, and Activists is an indispensable resource for people of all genders interested in the fight for a more liberated future.
© Patrick Thicklin
Mikki Kendall is a New York Times bestselling writer, speaker, and blogger whose work has appeared in The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Guardian, Time, Salon, Ebony, Essence, and elsewhere. An accomplished public speaker, she has discussed race, feminism, violence in Chicago, tech, pop culture, and social media on Good Morning America, The Daily Show, MSNBC, NPR, Al Jazeera's The Listening Post, BBC's Woman's Hour, and Huff Post Live, as well as at universities across the country. In 2017, she was awarded Best Food Essay from the Association of Food Journalists for her essay on hot sauce, Jim Crow, and Beyoncé. She is also the author of Amazons, Abolitionists, and Activists: A Graphic History of Women's Fight for Their Rights and a co-editor of the Locus-nominated anthology Hidden Youth, as well as a part of the Hugo-nominated team of editors at Fireside Magazine. A veteran, she lives in Chicago with her family. View titles by Mikki Kendall
“This is a beautifully drawn, hold-no-punches, surprisingly deep dive through the history of women's rights around the world, which will entrance kids and adults alike.”—N. K. Jemisin, Hugo Award–winning author of the Broken Earth trilogy
 
“An absolute masterpiece: audacious, unbothered, and utterly brilliant. This thoroughly researched and urgently necessary book needs to be in every classroom, every library, every household, everywhere.”—Daniel José Older, New York Times bestselling author of The Shadowsahper Cypher and Dactyl Hill Squad 
 
 “Whip-smart, hugely entertaining, and unexpectedly moving.”—Alex de Campi, author of Bad Girls and Twisted Romance
 
“Compelling, comprehensive, and gorgeously illustrated, this book is the perfect launchpad for a thousand further investigations into inspiring and influential women.”—Scott Westerfeld, author of Impostors

“Like so much of Mikki Kendall's work, this book is vibrant, active, complicated, funny, and resists easy answers.”—Daniel Mallory Ortberg, author of The Merry Spinster and cofounder of The Toast

About

A bold and gripping graphic history of the fight for women's rights

The ongoing struggle for women's rights has spanned human history, touched nearly every culture on Earth, and encompassed a wide range of issues, such as the right to vote, work, get an education, own property, exercise bodily autonomy, and beyond. Amazons, Abolitionists, and Activists is a fun and fascinating graphic novel-style primer that covers the key figures and events that have advanced women's rights from antiquity to the modern era. In addition, this compelling book illuminates the stories of notable women throughout history--from queens and freedom fighters to warriors and spies--and the progressive movements led by women that have shaped history, including abolition, suffrage, labor, civil rights, LGBTQ liberation, reproductive rights, and more. Examining where we've been, where we are, and where we're going, Amazons, Abolitionists, and Activists is an indispensable resource for people of all genders interested in the fight for a more liberated future.

Author

© Patrick Thicklin
Mikki Kendall is a New York Times bestselling writer, speaker, and blogger whose work has appeared in The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Guardian, Time, Salon, Ebony, Essence, and elsewhere. An accomplished public speaker, she has discussed race, feminism, violence in Chicago, tech, pop culture, and social media on Good Morning America, The Daily Show, MSNBC, NPR, Al Jazeera's The Listening Post, BBC's Woman's Hour, and Huff Post Live, as well as at universities across the country. In 2017, she was awarded Best Food Essay from the Association of Food Journalists for her essay on hot sauce, Jim Crow, and Beyoncé. She is also the author of Amazons, Abolitionists, and Activists: A Graphic History of Women's Fight for Their Rights and a co-editor of the Locus-nominated anthology Hidden Youth, as well as a part of the Hugo-nominated team of editors at Fireside Magazine. A veteran, she lives in Chicago with her family. View titles by Mikki Kendall

Praise

“This is a beautifully drawn, hold-no-punches, surprisingly deep dive through the history of women's rights around the world, which will entrance kids and adults alike.”—N. K. Jemisin, Hugo Award–winning author of the Broken Earth trilogy
 
“An absolute masterpiece: audacious, unbothered, and utterly brilliant. This thoroughly researched and urgently necessary book needs to be in every classroom, every library, every household, everywhere.”—Daniel José Older, New York Times bestselling author of The Shadowsahper Cypher and Dactyl Hill Squad 
 
 “Whip-smart, hugely entertaining, and unexpectedly moving.”—Alex de Campi, author of Bad Girls and Twisted Romance
 
“Compelling, comprehensive, and gorgeously illustrated, this book is the perfect launchpad for a thousand further investigations into inspiring and influential women.”—Scott Westerfeld, author of Impostors

“Like so much of Mikki Kendall's work, this book is vibrant, active, complicated, funny, and resists easy answers.”—Daniel Mallory Ortberg, author of The Merry Spinster and cofounder of The Toast

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