Cover Reveal: Girl Squads by Sam Maggs

Nerdist revealed the cover for Sam Maggs' upcoming book, Girl Squads: 20 Female Friendships that Changed History. We are also over-the-moon excited to announce that Jenn Woodall is illustrating the project.
 

Girl Squads tells the tales of women who banded together to make change through activism, battle, art, science, and athleticism, stories spread across thousands of years and over the entire globe. It was really important to everyone on the team that the cover exemplify the diversity of the women’s stories in the book; from Iranian women’s rights activists in 1920 to Indigenous Canadian cross-country skiers in the 1970s to Europe’s first women poets in 13th-century France, all of these women impacted both their society and the world at large in ways that we should absolutely know about today." – Sam Maggs
 
 
 Featured from top to bottom: The Trưng sisters, a pair of Vietnamese twins who fought off the invasion of the Chinese in the year 1000; the Haenyeo, a team of Korean women divers, all aged over 50, who, as Maggs puts it, “basically run [the] whole economy” of the Jeju Island; the Dahomey Amazons warriors from the 1700s; and finally, Afghanistan’s first women’s orchestra, Zohra.

Featured from top to bottom: The Trưng sisters, a pair of Vietnamese twins who fought off the invasion of the Chinese in the year 1000; the Haenyeo, a team of Korean women divers, all aged over 50, who, as Maggs puts it, “basically run [the] whole economy” of the Jeju Island; the Dahomey Amazons warriors from the 1700s; and finally, Afghanistan’s first women’s orchestra, Zohra.

 

Girl Squads by Sam Maggs will be available everywhere books are sold on October 2, 2018.

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