I snagged this from the graphic novel section in a used book store in New York City without realizing three things.
- It’s written for the middle-grade audience.
- It’s a collection of short essays, not a graphic novel.
- The few illustrated elements are about the authors doing research, not the subjects of the text.
That being said, this was still a fun, quick read. The essays were short but covered the necessary details, and the illustrated elements dive into philosophical questions about good versus bad and how the lens of history can warp these impressions.
I highly recommend this book to any younger family members you might have because it focuses on an often under-served portion of history (women) while also providing an easily digestible introduction to why the study of history is still important and relevant.