Bygone Badass Broads: 52 Forgotten Women Who Changed the World by Mackenzi Lee & Petra Eriksson (Illustrations)

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 present, the book takes a closer look at bold and inspiring women who dared to step outside the traditional gender roles of their time. Coupled with riveting illustrations and Lee’s humorous and conversational storytelling style, this book is an outright celebration of the badass women who paved the way for the rest of us.

How did I get the book? Received from publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Genre: History / Nonfiction / Feminism

Review: 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 gets her own chapter with some seriously cool artwork.

Personally, I view this more as a dip-in-and-out kind of read instead of going through the whole book from start to finish at once but that’s just me. I would randomly pick a page and enjoy what I learned.

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