The Little Book of Feminist Saints

The Little Book of Feminist Saints

This inspiring, beautifully illustrated collection honors one hundred exceptional women throughout history and around the world. A Stylist Must-read Book of 2018 In this luminous volume, New York Times bestselling writer Julia Pierpont and artist Manjit Thapp match short, vibrant, and surprising biographies with stunning full-color portraits of secular female "saints" champi This inspiring, beautifully illustrated collection honors one hundred exceptional women throughout history and ar...

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Title:The Little Book of Feminist Saints
Author:Julia Pierpont
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:0399592741
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:208 pages pages

The Little Book of Feminist Saints Reviews

  • Heidi
    Jan 16, 2018
    This is the book I didn't know I needed but will be buying for many of the women (young and old) in my life in 2018. What's not to love about a book that follows the Catholic Church's saint-of-the day format to provide Feminist inspiration and education throughout the calendar year? Pi...
  • Beth
    Nov 20, 2017
    An interesting, easy-to-read batch of mini-bios of 100 interesting "matron saints" (independent, intelligent, inspiring women) throughout world history. This book didn't really break any new ground and there have been a handful of similar books coming out recently, but it was still a f...
  • Shomeret
    Apr 28, 2018
    I loved the concept of Matron Saints. I decided to post a list of my favorite ones above my desk in case I wanted to dedicate a blog post to a Matron Saint. There were unexpected nuggets in some of the one page profiles. My only complaint is that I wish Pierpont gave us source notes. ...
  • Nenia ✨ Queen of Literary Trash, Protector of Out-of-Print Gems, Khaleesi of Bodice Rippers, Mother of Smut, the Unrepentant, Breaker of Convention ✨ Campbell
    Nov 22, 2017
    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest Wow! This has been a fantastic month for feminist reads for me. I read about five times more than normal and all of them, with one glaring exception, have been excellent. THE LITTLE BOOK OF FEMINIST SAINTS is a fun little ...
  • Carol
    Mar 12, 2018
    All through high school I kept a list of famous women. Not actresses or celebrities, but women who made their mark, women who were game-changers. Maria Mitchell, Lucy Stone, the Bronte sisters. By the time I graduated I had pages of names to back me up whenever a boy scoffed and said "...
  • Laura
    Nov 22, 2017
    When I first picked this book, I thought, oh another book about famous women. Wonder if I'll learn anything new. Answer, yes, yes, I did. This is more than just short histories of famous women. This is a collection that calls out why these women are famous and should be known abo...
  • l.
    Apr 13, 2018
    It?s a cute idea but: - the art isn?t great. some figures are unrecognizable and there?s no real thought put into how they?re being portrayed. depictions of saints generally reflect something about them and their lives; these don?t. - some inclusions are... bhutto?? ma...
  • Mainon
    May 30, 2018
    Really cool idea. Each of the featured women is named a matron saint--for example, Harriet Tubman is the "Matron Saint of Freedom"--and given a feast day, followed by a short biography. I learned a lot, actually. Did you know Tubman (at around age 40) became the first woman to lead an ...
  • Jen
    Nov 20, 2017
    If I could give this book a million stars, I would. I cannot say enough good things about this book. This book is like chicken soup and some sort of massive energy drink for my inner beast mode feminine soul. Celebrating women such as Ada Lovelace, Wilma Mankiller, Sojourner Truth, Sa...
  • Devann
    Mar 07, 2018
    I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley This was a really great book and I liked how they did several things to set it apart from other similar books. Each feminist 'saint' has her own entry with a portrait, what she is the 'matron saint' of, a feast day [picked from some...
  • Anna
    Feb 23, 2018
    Won from a Goodreads' giveaway A short, informative read about a variety of feminists, past & present, from all around the world and all walks of life. Rather than bombarding you with a Wikipedia article's worth of information, Julia Pierpont picks a choice bit about each of ...
  • Rebecca
    Mar 25, 2018
    Lovely little gem of a book highlighting the lives of fascinating women as saints. Each Saint is commemorated with her own feast day and beautiful vibrant icon like art. My favorites includes Barbara Jordan 'Matron Saint of the Constitution' ,Juana Ines De La Cruz 'Matron Saint of Inte...
  • Rebecca Foster
    Jan 12, 2018
    Like A Glorious Freedom, this is a celebration of women?s achievements, especially those that have been overlooked. Each ?matron saint,? presented in chronological order by birthday, gets a two-page spread, with a full-color portrait on the left (by Manjitt Thapp, a young British...
  • Helen Power
    Feb 24, 2018
    The Little Book of Feminist Saints is quite the treasure and I?m thrilled that I had a chance to read it before it was published. Modelled after the format of the Catholic little books of saints, Pierpont chose an interesting format that works well for the content. While reading this...
  • Lorilin
    Mar 21, 2018
    This is a short and concise book that highlights important women over the years. There is a crazy range of personalities in here, from all different countries, religions, areas of expertise, and time periods. Featured women are artists like Yayoi Kusama (who used art as a way to pro...
  • Jessica T.
    Feb 09, 2018
    Oh boy. I loved this. This book is set up as a Catholic saint of the day book with feast days and beautiful art. It's a diverse selection of feminist icons. There were several times i had to go look up someone because i had never heard of them before. This is perfect for an adult or yo...
  • Geoffrey
    Dec 29, 2017
    (Note: I received an advanced electronic copy of this book courtesy of NetGalley) To try and sum this up as succinctly as this work?s various entries, ?The Little Book of Feminist Saints? does two things incredibly well. The first is how it educates. Yes, it mentions many ...
  • Lauren
    Jul 13, 2018
    Cute book that didn?t so much as tell a biography of these women but defined their spirits and I really liked it. I learned a lot from this book and I think I might end up giving this a gifts. ...
  • Hannah
    Feb 16, 2018
    Lots of inspiring women?s stories here - I just wished that each mini biography was a bit longer. Some felt rushed while others went into more detail. Overall, I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking to add more feminist books to their library. Thank you, Random House, ...
  • Krystal
    Nov 20, 2017
    This captivating book brought a diverse collection of both renowned and lesser known feminist trailblazers to life with vivid illustrations and meaningful details about why they should be remembered! ...
  • Nat
    Nov 25, 2017
    This is EXACTLY what I?ve been looking for in terms of feministcollections. I mentioned before in my reviews for equally striking books (Bad Girls Throughout History& Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls)how I?m not keen on Wikipedia-esque entries, instead, I prefer anecdot...
  • AleJandra
    Mar 26, 2018
    Pop Sugar Reading Challenge 2018 Un libro acerca del Feminismo. Resea pendiente? ...
  • Alice Lippart
    Apr 04, 2018
    Always great to read these types of books. ...
  • Jennifer (JenIsNotaBookSnob)
    Nov 26, 2017
    This is not one of those books that you just pick up and read straight through. It is supposed to resemble the format of some of those religious saints books, in other words, you open it once a day or so and read the mini bio for that day. It did seem like it occasionally skipped a...
  • emma
    Apr 05, 2018
    what? oh, sorry, i only read nonfiction anthologies of the stories of under-discussed badass women from history alongside beautiful art now. it's a rebrand for the ages. review to come?? who can say ...
  • Savannah
    Aug 13, 2018
    Wow! Wowowowowow. I learned so much. I had always heard of many of these women, but had never known their stories. Wow! I love reading nonfiction and telling everyone around me (mainly my mom) interesting facts that I learn, and this book supplies plentiful facts that are extremely ...
  • Greyson (Grey) Edwards [Use Your Words]
    Jun 05, 2018
    This quote from Nat's review:?These entries are not meant to serve as short biographies, summaries of each woman?s life that could just as easily be found online. I tried, instead, in my daily research, to zero in on the colorful, the anecdotes I would find myself repeating to a ...
  • Paula Bardell-Hedley
    Mar 04, 2018
    ?Let us pick up our books and pens. They are our most powerful weapons. One child, one teacher, one pen and one book can change the world. Education is the only solution.? Malala Yousafzai, Matron Saint of Students (Feast Day 12th July)Its publication date scheduled to coincide wi...
  • mia ☆
    Dec 19, 2017
    This book was such a fun and educational read for me. I learned a lot about women whose stories I had never heard before and it was absolutely wonderful. I even learned things about women who I had already known about. The illustrations were lovely and definitely added a nice touch to ...
  • Jesica DeHart
    Feb 17, 2018
    When a book inspires you to learn more, to strive and imbues you with awe then it settles into your heart. I will take the lives introduced in this book with me to challenge me going forward in life! ...