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Amazons, Abolitionists, And Activists – Mikki Kendall And Anna D’Amico | A Book Review

Amazons, Abolitionists, And Activists - Mikki Kendall And Anna D'Amico

Title: Amazons, Abolitionists, and Activists: A Graphic History of Women’s Fight for Their Rights

Author: Mikki Kendall

Artist: Anna D’Amico

Genre: Non-fiction (History)

About the book: It’s a graphic novel, exploring the history of women’s rights, starting from the past and concluding at the present.

I received an advanced review copy from Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review.

First impressions: I enjoy reading about history, so I couldn’t wait to delve into this book. I like the alliteration in the title, and it also gives readers an idea of what the book is about.

Content: I love the illustrations. The colours are beautiful and they complement the text. Both the author and artist are extremely talented.

Quote:

“How can we expect righteousness to prevail when there is hardly anyone willing to give himself up individually to a righteous cause?”

Writing: I think there’s a great balance of words and pictures. Learning more about the issues women faced around the world put a lot of things into perspective for me. It’s such an eye-opening, educational read at less than 200 pages.

Final thoughts: I highly recommend Amazons, Abolitionists, and Activists: A Graphic History of Women’s Fight for Their Rights to just about everyone.


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