Girl squads : 20 female friendships that changed history / by Sam Maggs ; illustrations by Jenn Woodall.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: "Sam Maggs takes you on a tour of some of history's most fascinating and bravest BFFs, including: Anne Bonny and Mary Read, the infamous lady pirates who sailed the seven seas and plundered with the best of the men; Sharon and Shirley Firth, the Indigenous twin sisters who went on to become Olympic skiers and barrier breakers in the sport; the Edinburgh Seven, the band of gal pals who became the first women admitted to medical school in the United Kingdom; and more! Spanning art, science, politics, activism, and sports, these 20 diverse profiles show just how essential female friendships have been across history and around the world."--Front flap of jacket.
    • Content Notes:
      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 Trac 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.
    • Notes:
      Includes bibliographical references (pages [256]-264) and index.
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    • Other Titles:
      20 female friendships that changed history. Twenty female friendships that changed history.
    • ISBN:
      9781683690726 :
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