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From the very title, there is no mistaking this book’s intent: it is to celebrate women who have kicked (or continue to kick) ass. More than ever, this book is needed. Pop culture holds up for our entertainment more than enough women who are dysfunctional, stupid, shallow, and materialistic. In her book, Teena Apeles sets a very different example.
From historical women of power and influence, such as Joan of Arc and Boudicca, to contemporary heroes like Buffy the Vampire Slayer or the real life tennis powerhouses, the Williams sisters, Apeles writes clearly and succinctly about why these women matter – and perhaps most important – why they are exciting.
For a generation raised to expect visual stimulation, the author keeps things fresh on the page – short paragraphs, pull-out fact boxes, and lots of pictures. There is also a strong narrative momentum to many of the women’s stories, and an eye for details that stick out – such as the fact that Amazon women cut off a breast so as to become better archers. I did not know that! Not before reading this book, that is.
I can easily imagine a future Rosa Parks, Indira Ghandi, Madeleine Albright, or even Annika Sorestam being inspired to achieve greatness thanks to this book. Parents, if you love your daughter, buy Women Warriors today.
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