Physical Description:271 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Publisher:Philadelphia :Quirk Books,
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Introduction: Squad goals -- Athlete squads. The Haenyeo ; Shirley and Sharon Firth ; The 1964 Japanese Women's Olympic Volleyball Team ; Madison Keys and Sloane Stephens -- Political & activist squads. Trưng Tra̐c and Trưng Nhị ; Manon Roland and Sophie Grandchamp ; The Patriotic Women's League of Iran ; Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan -- Warrior squads. The Dahomey Amazons ; Anne Bonny and Mary Read ; The Red Lanterns Shining ; The Red Women of Finland -- Scientist squads. Anandibai Joshi, Sabat Islambooly, and Kei Okami ; The Edinburgh seven ; The women scientists of Antarctica ; The West Area computers -- Artist squads. The Trobairitz ; The Blue Stockings Society ; Salomé Ureña and the Instituto de Señoritas ; The Zohra Orchestra.
A modern girl is nothing without her squad of besties, but Maggs takes readers on a tour of some of history's most famous female BFFs. You'll meet lady pirates, socialites, Olympic skiers and medical students who showed just how essential female friendship has been throughout history-- and throughout the world. -- adapted from jacket