The feminist history book everyone should read – Metro US

The feminist history book everyone should read

Fight Like A Girl

Right now, we’re having a major girl power moment — and not just because it’s Women’s History Month. It’s pretty empowering to live in a country where a woman is running for president, single women are the most important voters in this election and kids finally have a realistic-looking Barbie to play with. But of course it’s taken work to get this far, which “Fight Like a Girl: 50 Feminists Who Changed The World” beautifully documents.

Related: Roxane Gay: 3 myths about feminism

Way cooler than any history book, “Fight Like A Girl” gives short profiles of women including Sojourner Truth, Maya Angelou, Ani DeFranco, Margaret Cho, Roxane Gay and Beyonce. Each profile includes a sketch drawing, quote to live by and rundown of their awesome accomplishments.

Related: Books for your feminist book club

Meant to be fun enough for both teens and adults to get into, the book educates readers not only about women’s rights, but also race and transgender rights, all of which are intertwined.

Related: The best and worst states for women

Let the celebrating continue.

Follow Emily on Twitter: @EmLaurence