Sam Maggs has written a fun collected biography (as we call them in the library trade) about women in science, medicine, innovation, espionage and adventure titled - wait for it - Wonder Women.
Maggs writing style is up-to-the minute and whip smart. I'm only one third through this book and my mind is totally boggled. Without flipping another page, I would give this book 5 stars. Maggs searched long and hard and found women heroes from Asia, Europe and the Americas, of all colors and persuasions. Her mini-bios between segments - Maggs arranges the books by the various disciplines cited above - give peeks into the lives of other accomplished women. Maggs also includes interviews with women professionals who work in those disciplines.
Anyway, I am so excited by this book's content and writing style that I couldn't wait to tell you all about it. Thanks to Sam and to Quirk Books for offering this title. Not out til October! You can pre-order it here (This is not an affiliate link. I just don't like Amazon all that much.), or order from your favorite bookseller. Don't let ME tell you what to do.