The Little Book of Feminist Saints by Julia Pierpont

The Little Book of Feminist Saints

This inspiring, beautifully illustrated collection honors one hundred exceptional women throughout history and around the world.A Stylist Must-read Book of 2018In this luminous volume, New York Times bestselling writer Julia Pierpont and artist Manjit Thapp match short, vibrant, and surprising biographies with stunning full-color portraits of secular female "saints" champions of strength and progress. These women broke ground, broke ceilings, and...

Details The Little Book of Feminist Saints

TitleThe Little Book of Feminist Saints
Release DateMar 6th, 2018
PublisherRandom House
GenreNonfiction, Feminism, History, Biography

Reviews The Little Book of Feminist Saints

  • Nat
    This is EXACTLY what I’ve been looking for in terms of feminist collections. I mentioned before in my reviews for equally striking books (Bad Girls Throughout History & Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls) how I’m not keen on Wikipedia-esque entries, instead, I prefer anecdotes that bring the women back to life through words. And oh, how Julia Pierpont delivered with The Little Book of Feminist Saints.“These entries are not meant to serv...
  • emma
    what? oh, sorry, i only read nonfiction anthologies of the stories of under-discussed badass women from history alongside beautiful art's a rebrand for the to come?? who can say
  • Nenia ✨ Queen of Literary Trash, Protector of Out-of-Print Gems, Khaleesi of Bodice Rippers, Mother of Smut, the Unrepentant, Breaker of Convention ✨ Campbell
    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || PinterestWow! This has been a fantastic month for feminist reads for me. I read about five times more than normal and all of them, with one glaring exception, have been excellent. THE LITTLE BOOK OF FEMINIST SAINTS is a fun little book packing a surprising amount of feminists and strong/progressive women. Each woman gets her own mini section, with an abbreviated bio presented vignette-style, and, of c...
  • Rebecca Foster
    Like A Glorious Freedom, this is a celebration of women’s achievements, especially those that have been overlooked. Each “matron saint,” presented in chronological order by birthday, gets a two-page spread, with a full-color portrait on the left (by Manjitt Thapp, a young British artist) and a very short biographical essay on the right that highlights the saint’s background and her contribution towards greater opportunities for women. The...
  • Alice Lippart
    Always great to read these types of books.
  • Lorilin
    This is a short and concise book that highlights important women over the years. There is a crazy range of personalities in here, from all different countries, religions, areas of expertise, and time periods.Featured women are artists like Yayoi Kusama (who used art as a way to process her hallucinations), actresses like Bea Arthur (who embraced her deep voice and tall stature to portray tough, no-nonsense women), explorers like Amelia Earhart (w...
  • Krystal
    This captivating book brought a diverse collection of both renowned and lesser known feminist trailblazers to life with vivid illustrations and meaningful details about why they should be remembered!
  • Paula Bardell-Hedley
    “Let us pick up our books and pens. They are our most powerful weapons. One child, one teacher, one pen and one book can change the world. Education is the only solution.”Malala Yousafzai, Matron Saint of Students (Feast Day 12th July)Its publication date scheduled to coincide with International Women's Day, Julia Pierpont's The Little Book of Feminist Saints is a joyous celebration of one hundred women who achieved something of significanc...
  • l.
    It’s a cute idea but:- the art isn’t great. some figures are unrecognizable and there’s no real thought put into how they’re being portrayed. depictions of saints generally reflect something about them and their lives; these don’t. - some inclusions are... bhutto?? madonna?? hillary clinton??- the blurbs are not great tbh- it’s too white. an attempt was made but over half are still white and unnecessarily so. honestly I think at this ...
  • Jen
    If I could give this book a million stars, I would. I cannot say enough good things about this book. This book is like chicken soup and some sort of massive energy drink for my inner beast mode feminine soul.Celebrating women such as Ada Lovelace, Wilma Mankiller, Sojourner Truth, Sally Ride, Malala Yousafzai, and so much more, and modeled after the "Saint of the Day" books, Pierpont looks at a diverse cross section of women throughout history. C...
  • Hannah
    Lots of inspiring women’s stories here! I just wished that each mini biography was a bit longer. Some felt rushed while others went into more detail. But overall I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking to add more feminist books to their library. Thank you, Random House, for sending me an ebook ARC in exchange for an honest review. I can imagine the illustrations are really beautiful in print!
  • AleJandra
    Pop Sugar Reading Challenge 2018Un libro acerca del Feminismo. Reseña pendiente…
  • Shomeret
    I loved the concept of Matron Saints. I decided to post a list of my favorite ones above my desk in case I wanted to dedicate a blog post to a Matron Saint. There were unexpected nuggets in some of the one page profiles. My only complaint is that I wish Pierpont gave us source notes.My favorite Matron Saint title was the Matron Saint of Going Off Script which Pierpont bestowed on Marlene Dietrich.One of my favorite stories was the one about Shirl...
  • Laura
    When I first picked this book, I thought, oh another book about famous women. Wonder if I'll learn anything new.Answer, yes, yes, I did.This is more than just short histories of famous women. This is a collection that calls out why these women are famous and should be known about, and what they were known about. Yes, it is odd to make it out to be saint days, but why not? And these are not light little nothings about famous women. These are all s...
  • Jesica DeHart
    When a book inspires you to learn more, to strive and imbues you with awe then it settles into your heart. I will take the lives introduced in this book with me to challenge me going forward in life!
  • Carol
    All through high school I kept a list of famous women. Not actresses or celebrities, but women who made their mark, women who were game-changers. Maria Mitchell, Lucy Stone, the Bronte sisters. By the time I graduated I had pages of names to back me up whenever a boy scoffed and said "Women can't do that." Yes, we can, I said - which took guts, because I was a shy girl, but being told I couldn't do something merely because of my gender made me an...
  • Geoffrey
    (Note: I received an advanced electronic copy of this book courtesy of NetGalley)To try and sum this up as succinctly as this work’s various entries, “The Little Book of Feminist Saints” does two things incredibly well. The first is how it educates. Yes, it mentions many of the prominent women that one would expect, such as Oprah, Hillary Clinton, Amelia Earhart, etc. However, it also provides more exposure to many of the great women that w...
  • Rebecca
    Lovely little gem of a book highlighting the lives of fascinating women as saints. Each Saint is commemorated with her own feast day and beautiful vibrant icon like art. My favorites includes Barbara Jordan 'Matron Saint of the Constitution' ,Juana Ines De La Cruz 'Matron Saint of Intellectuals' and The Mirabal Sisters 'Matron Saints of Rebels'. Some Matron Saints were women who I was unfamiliar with, but enough information was given to pique my ...
  • Anna
    Won from a Goodreads' giveawayA short, informative read about a variety of feminists, past & present, from all around the world and all walks of life.Rather than bombarding you with a Wikipedia article's worth of information, Julia Pierpont picks a choice bit about each of the women she writes about that gives you a clear idea of who they are, and why they belong in The Little Book of Feminist Saints. Simple yet charming portraits by Manjit Thapp...
  • Devann
    I received a free copy of this book from NetGalleyThis was a really great book and I liked how they did several things to set it apart from other similar books. Each feminist 'saint' has her own entry with a portrait, what she is the 'matron saint' of, a feast day [picked from some important date in her life], and a brief page-long entry about her life. I liked that they decided to just focus on a single event or quote from each woman instead of ...
  • Helen Power
    The Little Book of Feminist Saints is quite the treasure and I’m thrilled that I had a chance to read it before it was published. Modelled after the format of the Catholic little books of saints, Pierpont chose an interesting format that works well for the content. While reading this book, I sometimes recognized the well-known male counterparts in the bios of women that I hadn't even heard of. This is evidence enough of how much a book like thi...
  • Jennifer (JenIsNotaBookSnob)
    This is not one of those books that you just pick up and read straight through. It is supposed to resemble the format of some of those religious saints books, in other words, you open it once a day or so and read the mini bio for that day. It did seem like it occasionally skipped a day, however, I was reading an ARC from Netgalley so there's a chance they were adding more. However, that may also have been the way those religious books were. If yo...
  • Heidi
    This is the book I didn't know I needed but will be buying for many of the women (young and old) in my life in 2018. What's not to love about a book that follows the Catholic Church's saint-of-the day format to provide Feminist inspiration and education throughout the calendar year? Pierpont assigns each "saint" her own feast day and provides an evocative illustration of the saint and a short biography about her life and accomplishments. From Mic...
  • mia ☆
    This book was such a fun and educational read for me. I learned a lot about women whose stories I had never heard before and it was absolutely wonderful. I even learned things about women who I had already known about. The illustrations were lovely and definitely added a nice touch to the book itself. If you’re looking for a quick and easy read about important feminists throughout history then you have to check this book out!Thank you NetGalley...
  • Beth
    An interesting, easy-to-read batch of mini-bios of 100 interesting "matron saints" (independent, intelligent, inspiring women) throughout world history. This book didn't really break any new ground and there have been a handful of similar books coming out recently, but it was still a fun read.*Thanks to NetGalley for the ARC, provided by the author and/or the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
  • Lorri Steinbacher
    Read in prepub. Due out March 2018. I loved this book so much. I want to put this into the hands of every woman and girl I meet. It was inspirational, even for women's studies loving, hardcore feminist like myself. While the "usual subjects" are included, I was introduced to lesser known icons. It is also just a beautiful physical object. I read it digitally, but immediately placed my order for the book.
  • Amanda [Novel Addiction]
    Loved this!
  • Gillion Machota
    Oh. My. God. I. Loved. This. Book. I am currently on choir tour for my university choir and I read this within a night and the rest of the ride and I LOOOOOVED IT. I highlighted so many quotes from it and I plan to do some art with them and put them in my quote journal. I really hope there is another one of these books and I want more.
  • Rhonda Lomazow
    A lovely informative book.A book of secular feminist saints the perfect book for any feminists collection .Perfect book to share with young women to show them trailblazers in the feminist movement,