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The Little Book of Feminist Saints by Julia Pierpont & Manjit Thapp

The Little Book of Feminist Saints by Julia Pierpont & Manjit Thapp is an inspiring, beautifully illustrated collection that honors one hundred exceptional women throughout history and around the world.

In this luminous volume, New York Times bestselling writer Julia Pierpont and British 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 broke molds. Reaching all around the world, from 630 B.C. to the present day, each woman is assigned their own special day so that readers can open any page to find daily inspiration and lasting delight. The feminist ‘saints’ include, among others: 

Maya Angelou
Jane Austen
Ruby Bridges
Rachel Carson
Shirley Chisholm
Hillary Clinton
Marie Curie & Irene Joliot Curie
Isadora Duncan
Amelia Earhart
Artemisia Gentileschi
Grace Hopper
Dolores Huerta
Frida Kahlo
Billie Jean King
Audre Lorde
Wilma Mankiller
Toni Morrison
Michelle Obama
Sandra Day O’Connor
Sally Ride
Eleanor Roosevelt
Margaret Sanger
Nina Simone
Gloria Steinem
Kanno Sugako
Harriet Tubman
Mae West
Virginia Woolf
Malala Yousafzai

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Here’s an excerpt from The Little Book of Feminist Saints:

Maya Angelou

B. 1928, U.S.
Feast Day: April 4

Maya Angelou portrait by Manjit ThappMaya Angelou portrait by Manjit Thapp

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“In times of strife and extreme stress,

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Sylvia Plath

Sylvia Plath (October 27, 1932 – February 11, 1963) was a gifted writer of poetry and fiction whose life ended all too young by suicide. Triggered by the death of her father when she was eight years old, depression took root and led to a life of struggle.

She made no pretense about the degree of her pain in her writings. Plath’s poetry is considered part of the frank and revelatory “confessional movement.”

As a young woman, Plath seemed to have what it would take to succeed. She was attractive, smart, and talented. As a college student at Smith, she was well liked and showed immense academic promise. Read More→

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