* I have received this book for review from the publisher but this in no way affects my review *
Source: From Publisher
Publisher: Abram Image
Rating: 5/5 stars
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.
When I was going through books that I could read this year, I stumbled across this book, Bygone Badass Broads and just by reading the title I knew that this book had to be mine. I have also loved following Mackenzi Lee on twitter which made me even more excited to read it. Overall Bygone Badass Broads celebrates badass women from history, making easy to digest for everyone and anyone even though who dislike history.
Being a history student, it is not a surprise that I loved this book especially as someone who often seeks out history which focuses on those who are forgotten in traditional history, women, people of colour, those with different sexual orientations. It is therefore like this book was made for me and I loved every page.
Even though I knew a maximum 3 or 4 people in the overall book itself, the book contains 52 of these great and inspiring women and I even found out some information that I didn't already. The book itself goes through the women chronologically from the past to the present day and has a wide variety of women from varying backgrounds which was something that I again loved. History tends to focus on Western countries so with this book I discovered women throughout history who didn't fit this norm and I love everyone that I learnt about.
Mackenzi Lee has this way with words that allows people to easily digest the history in this book as well as making it easy and entertaining to read which let me tell you is extremely hard to do so I commend her great. I can officially say that if I am able to write like this then I will be very shocked but I can dream.
The illustrations in this book are also just so beautiful and amazing and I hope the illustrator is recognised for the beautiful work that is included in the book!
I also like this book is so important and that these stories deserve to be told and I will definitely hand everyone and make them read this book. If that doesn't work then I can always shout it from the rooftops.
Bygone Badass Broads is a book that I want everyone to read. It's important, witty and overall just amazing! Please get this book!