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The Little Book of Feminist Saints - Manjitt Thapp, Julia Pierpont
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A nice book recognizing some amazing women throughout history. 

Each woman is declared a saint of a specific field (color, dreamers, the independent, programmers, etc.) as well as given a feast day. Women's birth years and places are given and a brief blurb, which tells about their lives, the impact they had, and some little known facts about them. 

Also, each woman has a beautiful portrait by Manjit Thapp. I loved the color and details used.

While this list is mostly white women, there are also many women of color as well as trans women and women who are differently abled. This list was compiled by having people nominate various women so there is a wide variety, but yes, the majority are still straight white women. 

The thing I really liked about this book was that there were so many women I had never heard of. There are plenty of women you would expect to see in a list of this sort (Gloria Steinem, Sandra Day O'Connor, Harriet Tubman, Amelia Earhart), but it was also very interesting to learn about some women who are not as well known or taught about in school. 

At the end of the book is a page where you can add your own feminist saint, which was a very nice touch.

Overall, I enjoyed this book. It had a unique set up and I really liked the illustrations and learning about women I have sadly never heard of. Thanks to this book, I now have a slightly better understanding of their lives and can go on to research them further. Great idea for a book.