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Dead Feminists: Historic Heroines in Living Color

For: The history-loving feminist

Price: $21.43

Modern feminists, especially young ones, often come to feminism from popular voices and celebrities who are claiming the movement today. I know a lot of girls, for example, who have been exposed to the ideas of feminism through their love of Beyoncé or Emma Watson. The fact that more famous women are declaring the feminist identity is so awesome, and it’s bringing amazing young people to the movement. But because of that, there are a lot of feminists who don’t know very much about the history of the feminism. Even if you want to know and read more about it, it can be difficult to know where to start.

Enter, Dead Feminists. This book features 27 different historical women who have changed the world. Familiar names, like Eleanor Roosevelt and Harriet Tubman are included, but the writers also took pains to include feminists that may be less well known. For example, Gwendolyn Brooks, who was the first black author to win the Pulitzer Prize, and Sarojini Naidu, the first woman governor of an Indian state, are included, amongst many other incredible, lesser-known feminists in history.

Not only does Dead Feminists include a brief history of the life of each woman, but it also incorporates photos and the gorgeous art of the Dead Feminists letterpress poster series. The book is beautiful, educational, and inspiring. It’s perfect for a feminist friend who loves history and art, or a new feminist who wants to know more about the women on whose shoulders they stand.

She’ll Love It If: She dressed up as Marie Curie for Halloween; she has dropped history classes because they don’t acknowledge the involvement of women; she has a Virginia Woolf shelf in her bookcase – a whole shelf.

Buy It Here: Amazon, ModCloth