Bygone Badass Broads: 52 Forgotten Women Who Changed the World

Bygone Badass Broads: 52 Forgotten Women Who Changed the World

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 pr Based on Mackenzi Lee?s popular weekly Twitter series of the same name, Bygone Badass Broads features 52 remarkable a...

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Title:Bygone Badass Broads: 52 Forgotten Women Who Changed the World
Author:Mackenzi Lee
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:141972925X
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:176 pages pages

Bygone Badass Broads: 52 Forgotten Women Who Changed the World Reviews

  • Meg - A Bookish Affair
    Mar 15, 2018
    Here's another great pick for Women's History Month: "Bygone Badass Broads." Not only does this book have a fabulous title but it has a great premise. Author Mackenzi Lee started a feature on Twitter to talk about all of these fantastic women from history that many don't know much (or ...
  • Julie
    Aug 05, 2017
    This was a lot of fun to read. There were plenty of women who I knew about or had heard about in passing, but I also learned about quite a few women - especially WoC who have an even harder time getting recognition. The stories were shorter than I thought they'd be, but the bibliograph...
  • Hadeer
    Apr 13, 2018
    Literally why are there so many films and TV shows about crusty white men when all these women exist?? I mean I always knew women were awesome and that we had of course been part of history, but some of the women in this book are just so unbelievably awesome, particularly for the time ...
  • Dash
    Apr 14, 2018
    Excellent stuff! I'm equally inspired and all the more educated! ...
  • Inge
    Feb 21, 2018
    If someone ever tells you that you "fight like a girl", you better believe that's a damn compliment. These ladies were fierce. Not just physically, but politically, socially, intellectually. Badass broads indeed. What a great and interesting read. ...
  • Luna
    Mar 03, 2018
    Have you ever heard of Empress Xi Ling Shi or Sayyida Al-Hurra? If yes you are doing so much better than me. Bygone Badass Broads has 52 amazing woman and much to my dismay I never heard of one of them. Thanks to Mackenzi Lee that?s changed. I really enjoyed this book. Each woman...
  • ✨    jamieson   ✨
    Oct 06, 2017
    Name 1 non fiction book I've been more excited for You can't??? MACKENZI LEES TWITTER THREADS ABOUT HISTORY ARE THE BEST THIS IS GONNA BE THE BEST ...
  • Sionna
    Apr 08, 2018
    This book is pretty awesome. I liked the pictures and the laid back writing style. Well, sometimes the writing could be a little too laid back, but for the most part the book didn't bore me. It doesn't read like a history or nonfiction book, which made it really pleasant. The pict...
  • Leslie Ann
    Mar 12, 2018
    A perfect read for Women's History Month. Mackenzi Lee highlights women from many different professions, eras, and countries (even the Philippines!), and tells their stories (any one of which could be the focus of the next Lin-Manuel Miranda musical - so hard to choose a favorite!) wit...
  • Liz
    Apr 04, 2018
    This is such a wonderful, quirky and hilarious read! We've all heard of the dozens and dozens of male inventors, scientists, poets, writers, philosophers, fighters (for freedom and not) but women?! Not really, right?! Well this book mentiones 52 forgotten and ignored women who ...
  • Ashleigh (a frolic through fiction)
    Mar 05, 2018
    *Rated 4.5/5 stars ...
  • Aoife
    Mar 02, 2018
    I received a free copy of this book from Abrams Books in exchange for an honest review. Bygone Badass Broads is a wonderful picture book full of witty, interesting stories about amazing women that have (for some annoying reason) being left out of history books. From the Empress w...
  • April (Aprilius Maximus)
    Apr 14, 2018
    *4.5 stars* Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. ...
  • ✧Lilly✧
    Apr 07, 2018
    This book was empowering and super fun to read! Definitely check it out if you're looking to find out about more awesome women of history! ...
  • rin (lorenzo)
    Aug 07, 2017
    LOOK AT THIS COVER fuck i love mackenzi's Bygone Badass Broads twitter threads on twitter, i want this book NOW ...
  • Nat
    Mar 12, 2018
    Though I was struggling a bit at the start of this book with the super casual language used for chronicling each historic woman, I realized (rather quickly, thankfully!) that the modern take on these badass broads is exactly what makes this read that more approachable and original. ...
  • Chelsea B.
    Mar 14, 2018
    What else is there to be said except yaaaaaaaaaaaaasssssssssss queeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeensssss !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ...
  • Camryn
    Mar 03, 2018
    So there was some aspects of this that were problematic (AAVE, deadnaming, this weird comment about penises) but I found it pretty awesome and inspirational overall. There were tons of women I didn't know about and a few favorites I was happy to see. Mostly, I'm glad these women are fi...
  • Vernie
    Sep 01, 2017
    Oh man I am so ready for this. ...
  • Christine Spoors
    Mar 14, 2018
    I've been excited about this book since Lee announced it and it definitely didn't disappoint. I don't ever recall hearing about any of these 52 wonderful women before reading this book, so I learned a lot! I think Lee did a good job at picking women from around the world to write about...
  • Hitarthi Pandya
    Apr 07, 2018
    to be honest i cant describe what i felt reading this..but i will try my best it was so badass and i had so much fun reading..though i wish it was a bit longer, i want to know MORE. reading made me feel that maybe i will be able to achieve my own dreams someday by being persistent, ...
  • royaevereads
    Feb 20, 2018
    This book absolutely fascinated me - it accounts the incredible lives of a hugely diverse range of women. The art is beautiful and, just as I anticipated, Lee?s writing style is so witty and fun, making these women stand out as characters who I can?t get enough of. Full review to c...
  • april
    Mar 05, 2018
    Damn. Women are great. ...
  • Tran Thanh Tu
    Mar 31, 2018
    This is kind of a new experience for me, reading non-fiction books is not really my thing, until NOW. This is a book comprised of inspiring women throughout history who somehow did not get enough public attention, and to me, it is amazing that this book did its job well, giving the ...
  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    Aug 07, 2017
    things I love: ? Mackenzi Lee ? historical fiction ? girls things this book will contain: ? Mackenzi Lee ? historical fiction ? girls ...
  • Jai
    Mar 04, 2018
    The women featured in this book truly did change society and impact feminism. Many of the women in this book are homosexual, one is a transgender woman, many are women of colour, indigenous women, educated women, women from poor economic backgrounds. There is a role model for everyone,...
  • Amalia Gavea
    Apr 12, 2018
    ??They span time, the globe, socioeconomic situations, sexual and gender identities, and races. They are queens, scientists, athletes, politicians, spies, warriors, peacemakers, criminals and scoundrels. They are trendsetters, barrier breakers, innovators, and rebels.?? Ou...
  • Layla
    Apr 04, 2018
    Julie d'Aubigny (Bisexual Swordswoman, Opera Singer, Hell-Raiser) was definitely my favorite. The book was empowering and I was never bored once reading it. Thanks Edie! <3 ...
  • Ana
    Feb 28, 2018
    This book was so inspiring, and included so many of my fave historical figures and many more that I?ve never heard of. Working in a bookshop means I?ve seen so many of these beautiful new books that highlight the achievements of historical women, and I love the trend, but this has ...
  • theresa &#x1f338;&#x1f951;
    Mar 24, 2018
    Triple E-entertaining,educational & empowering ? ...