Saturday, January 26, 2019

History vs Women by Anita Sarkeesian and Ebony Adams - OPTIONAL

History vs Women : The Defiant Lives that They Don't Want You to Know by Anita Sarkeesian & Ebony Adams, 137 pages. NON FICTION Feiwel and Friends (MacMillan Publishing Group) 2018. $20.

Language: G. (0 swears, 0 'f'); Mature Content: PG; Violence: G. 



25 short biographies of women whose brave, amazing, socially defiant or remarkable lives are not part of the history books. Life stories have been recreated for rebels like Lucy Hicks Anderson who lived transgendered in the early 20th century; teachers like Hypatia (a 4th Century Philosopher); villains like Queen Isabella of Spain, or Margaret Thatcher; artists like 20th century dancer Maria Tallchief, and athletes like strong woman Bessie Stringfield. 

 For most of these women, the authors have had to rely on very little available historical information, so the biographies are often vague, or contain supposition. The text is opinionated and preachy, telling the reader what to think and how to interpret the stories. Contains a bibliography. 

 Lisa Librarian

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