Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Teaser Tuesday #29 Wonder Women: 25 Innovators, Inventors, and Trailblazers Who Changed History

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Jenn at Books and a Beat. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page (some times you need more than two for it to make sense).
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers

Title: Wonder Women: 25 Innovators, Inventors, and Trailblazers Who Changed History
Author: Sam Maggs
Publisher: Quirk Books
Format: Hardcover
Publishing Date: October 4, 2016
Number of Pages: 240

Sam Maggs has been one of my favourite Canadian bookish people since I read her book The Fangirl's Guide to the Galaxy: A Handbook for Girl Geeks. I fell in love with the book because it talked about all the nerdy things I secretly (and sometimes not so secretly love). You can check out my review for that book here. Sam Maggs latest book gives readers a glimpse into the lives of some really kick-ass women who have each made a huge imprint on the world. I'm about half way through and have already learned so much. We have always known that women have played a larger part in history than what was written in our text books. In her latest book, Wonder Women, Sam Maggs highlights just a handful of these extraordinary ladies. Here are a few teasers:

"It's time to stop accepting women's role in history as limited to keeping a great home (though admittedly a harder job than it looks!) and birthing the dudes we learn about in art history or religion or biology class." p10

"There's nothing wrong with a woman who chooses to stay at home and be a great supporter of her family, so long as that is her choice. Sadly, however, for most of history, women were dined any other options, a fact that didn't sit right with one Annie Londonderry. Whether the world was ready for it or not, she was going to roll her way into women's rights on a revolutionary invention that was shaking up society: the bicycle." -p194

I'd love to hear from anyone who's had a chance to read this book. Were there any particular bios that shocked or inspired you? Leave a comment and let me know!

1 comment:

  1. I agree. Why should anyone be limited in achieving their goals?
    sherry @ fundinmental My TT


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