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    • ISBN:9780349011271
    • Publication date:06 Mar 2018

The Little Book of Feminist Saints

By Julia Pierpont
Illustrated by Manjit Thapp

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This inspiring, beautifully illustrated collection honours one hundred exceptional women throughout history and around the world.

'A beautifully illustrated tome honouring 100 exceptional women dating back to 630BC' Red

A Stylist Must-read Book of 2018

'This finely illustrated book is brimful of startling anecdotes about females who flouted traditional gender roles' Observer

'Short, snappy and inspiring, these mini biographies celebrate women who headed out into the world determined to make a difference' Psychologies

'Essential reading for anyone...this beautifully illustration collection...deserves to be framed in every woman's living room - an inspiration for any situation' Diva

In this luminous volume, New York Times bestselling writer Julia Pierpont and artist Manjit Thapp match short, vibrant and surprising biographies with stunning full-colour portraits of secular female 'saints': champions of strength and progress. These women broke ground, broke ceilings and broke moulds - including

Maya Angelou - Jane Austen - Ruby Bridges - Rachel Carson - Shirley Chisholm - Hillary Clinton - Marie Curie & Irene Joliot Curie - Isadora Duncan - Amelia Earhart - Artemisia Gentileschi - Grace Hopper - Dolores Huerta - Frida Kahlo - Billie Jean King - Audre Lorde - Wilma Mankiller - Toni Morrison - Michelle Obama - Sandra Day O'Connor - Sally Ride - Eleanor Roosevelt - Margaret Sanger - Sappho - Nina Simone - Gloria Steinem - Kanno Sugako - Harriet Tubman - Mae West - Virginia Woolf - Malala Yousafzai

Open to any page and find daily inspiration and lasting delight.

Biographical Notes

Julia Pierpont (Author)
Julia Pierpont is the author of the New York Times bestseller Among the Ten Thousand Things, winner of the Prix Fitzgerald in France. She is a graduate of Barnard College and the MFA program at New York University. Her writing has appeared in the Guardian, New Yorker, New York Times Book Review and Guernica. She lives and teaches in New York.

Manjit Thapp (Illustrator)
Manjit Thapp is an illustrator from the United Kingdom. She graduated with a BA in illustration from Camberwell College of Arts in 2016. Her illustrations combine both traditional and digital media, and her work has been featured by Instagram, Dazed, Vogue India and Wonderland Magazine. Find out more https://www.manjitthapp.co.uk/about/ or on Instagram @manjitthapp.

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  • ISBN: 9780349011264
  • Publication date: 06 Mar 2018
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  • Imprint: Virago
A beautifully illustrated tome honouring 100 exceptional women dating back to 630BC — Red
This finely illustrated book, featuring the potted biographies of 100 inspiring women, is brimful of startling anecdotes about females who flouted traditional gender roles — Observer
Short, snappy and inspiring, these mini biographies celebrate women who headed out into the world determined to make a difference; frank, fearless, funny and switched on to the injustices placed upon them, they set out to do something about their unfair restrictions . . . Thapp's portraits providing the glorious visuals — Psychologies
The beautifully illustrated collection, with artwork by Manjit Thapp, deserves to be framed in every woman's living room - an inspiration for any situation — Diva
As 2018 marks the hundredth anniversary of women's suffrage, there is some really great feminist non-fiction publishing this year like The Little Book Of Feminist Saints — Red Online
Pierpont condenses a lifetime into a few lines, capturing their essence in a striking snapshot . . . a thoroughly brilliant and informative read — The Skinny
Thapp's expressive artwork is determined to reflect the world she inhabits: multi-ethnic, and filled with powerful women — Vogue Online
This finely illustrated book, featuring the potted biographies of 100 inspiring women spanning the ages, is brimful of startling anecdotes about females who flouted traditional gender roles — Anita Sethi, Guardian
Take a hundred remarkable women, from different countries and different eras, provide each with a graceful and striking portrait by talented illustrator Manjit Thapp, and you have a small book packing a big punch. — Independent, Best New Non-Fiction Feminist Books
Highly entertaining and inspiring — The Lady
An enticing collection of biographical portraits of extraordinary women . . . Pierpont's pithy write-ups are accompanied by Thapp's funky, wonderfully expressive color illustrations, making for an engaging picture-book experience for adults . . . Bold and sassy, Pierpont and Thapp's "little" collection of secular "saints" stands tall: required reading for any seeking to broaden their historical knowledge — Kirkus
An enticing collection of biographical portraits of extraordinary women ... Pierpont's pithy write-ups are accompanied by Thapp's funky, wonderfully expressive color illustrations, making for an engaging picture-book experience for adults ... Bold and sassy, Pierpont and Thapp's "little" collection of secular "saints" stands tall: required reading for any seeking to broaden their historical knowledge. — Kirkus
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