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The little book of feminist saints / Julia Pierpont ; illustrated by Manjitt Thapp.

The little book of feminist saints

Pierpont, Julia, author. (Author).
Thapp, Manjitt, illustrator. (Added Author).

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  • ISBN: 9780399592744 : HRD
  • ISBN: 0399592741 : HRD
  • Physical Description: xi, 189 pages : color portraits ; 18 cm
  • Edition: First Edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House, [2018]
Subject: Women > Biography.
Women > Portraits.

Syndetic Solutions - Publishers Weekly Review for ISBN Number 9780399592744
The Little Book of Feminist Saints
The Little Book of Feminist Saints
by Pierpont, Julia; Thapp, Manjitt (Illustrator)
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Novelist Pierpont (Among Ten Thousand Things) and illustrator Thapp collaborate to create a patchwork of biographical sketches on groundbreaking women, from well-known figures such as former first lady Michelle Obama and the Brontë sisters to lesser-known women such as WWII lieutenant Grace Hopper. The format plays off the Catholic saint-of-the-day book, meant to be read in intervals as a source of daily inspiration. Each entry aims to delineate one of the fascinating experiences and contributions of a women Pierpont and Thapp deem worthy of secular feminist sainthood. Pierpont plays around with style of the entries with varying degrees of success. The entry on Barbara Jordan, for example, is written entirely in the second-person, which is distracting and provides no real grounding of Jordan's accomplishments; the same is true for the entry on Ann and Cecile Richards, which is composed of quotes from the women themselves. There are moments when Pierpont strikes the perfect balance between style and content; the profiles of Helen Keller and Bea Arthur, for example, combine the right amount of introductory information with a written flair that renders these women as worthy idols. Thapp's colorful painted portraits of each subject enhance the book's appeal. (Mar.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Novelist Pierpont (Among the Ten Thousand Things, 2015) and illustrator Manjit Thapp, who has a devoted Instagram following, collaborate for this secular daily devotional of activists and writers, artists and adventurers who defied the roles their eras and circumstances assigned to them. From Sappho to Pussy Riot, the 99 matron saints (some of whom are part of a pair or group) are organized chronologically by their given feast days. Opposite Pierpont's descriptions, which pull illustrative quotes and often-prescient details from saints' stories, rather than fully portray them, Thapp's full-color portraits stare at readers, saint-style, with clear eyes and a cutting gaze in common. Seventeenth-century Mexican nun Juana Inés de la Cruz, whose thousands of books were confiscated when her writing became too provocative, is the matron saint of intellectuals; assassinated Pakistani Peoples Party leader Benazir Bhutto is the matron saint of democracy; and Maya Angelou, who overcame trauma-triggered mutism as a child and published her first book at age 41, is the matron saint of storytellers. A gloriously diverse, edifying, and curiosity-inspiring collection.--Bostrom, Annie Copyright 2018 Booklist

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