Amazons, Abolitionists, and Activists: A Graphic History of Women’s Fight for Their Rights – by Mikki Kendall, Illustrations by A. D’Amico – independent book review – Non-Fiction

Though not usually a reader of graphic novels (this is only my third), I did enjoy this quick dive into the history of women’s rights. And, though I consider myself reasonably well-informed, I learned quite a bit that was new. Awarded three stars on Goodreads.

The book does a decent job of covering the rights of women globally, though MUCH more detailed information about the US is included. And the book speaks to the slow movement toward more equal rights everywhere – not just for women, but also for minorities, differently abled, and LGBTQ. The illustrations are fun to explore. In fact, this is probably a great gift for a young girl or boy who would be intrigued by the artwork but pick up some valuable knowledge at the same time.

The one part that seemed a little clunky to me was the premise that a group of people were learning from a guide while walking through a museum. It wore thin after a while. But you can read this in a couple of hours, max. And it’s a fun way to take in information.

Mikki Kendall

More about the author, Mikki Kendall.

More about the illustrator, A. D’Amico.

A. D’Amico