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Not all heroes wear capes! Wonder Woman has been an inspiration for decades, and while not everyone would choose her star-spangled outfit for themselves, her compassion and fairness are worthy of emulation. We'll be presenting tales of the real-world heroes who take up Diana's mantle and work in the fields of science, sports, activism, diplomacy, and more! New York Times bes Not all heroes wear capes! Wonder Woman has been an inspiration for decades, and while not everyone would choose her star-spangled outfit for themselves, her compassion and fairness are worthy of emulation. We'll be presenting tales of the real-world heroes who take up Diana's mantle and work in the fields of science, sports, activism, diplomacy, and more! New York Times bestselling author Laurie Halse Anderson brings together an all-star cast of authors and illustrators in this anthology of contemporary Wonder Women--and how they've changed our world.


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Not all heroes wear capes! Wonder Woman has been an inspiration for decades, and while not everyone would choose her star-spangled outfit for themselves, her compassion and fairness are worthy of emulation. We'll be presenting tales of the real-world heroes who take up Diana's mantle and work in the fields of science, sports, activism, diplomacy, and more! New York Times bes Not all heroes wear capes! Wonder Woman has been an inspiration for decades, and while not everyone would choose her star-spangled outfit for themselves, her compassion and fairness are worthy of emulation. We'll be presenting tales of the real-world heroes who take up Diana's mantle and work in the fields of science, sports, activism, diplomacy, and more! New York Times bestselling author Laurie Halse Anderson brings together an all-star cast of authors and illustrators in this anthology of contemporary Wonder Women--and how they've changed our world.

30 review for Wonderful Women of the World

  1. 5 out of 5

    Amy Imogene Reads

    An empowering collection of stories centered on, created by, and honing in on women and nonbinary folks from all walks of life and backgrounds who have made a difference for women throughout the world. I loved this collection for its message, of course, but also for its diversity in artist renderings', stories, and sense of joyful empowerment. Concept: ★★★★★ Art styles: ★★★★★ Enjoyment: ★★★★★ Wonderful Women of the World is a new spin on an old form of female sharing and empowerment. When Wonder Wo An empowering collection of stories centered on, created by, and honing in on women and nonbinary folks from all walks of life and backgrounds who have made a difference for women throughout the world. I loved this collection for its message, of course, but also for its diversity in artist renderings', stories, and sense of joyful empowerment. Concept: ★★★★★ Art styles: ★★★★★ Enjoyment: ★★★★★ Wonderful Women of the World is a new spin on an old form of female sharing and empowerment. When Wonder Woman came onto the comic book scene, there was a feature created by trailblazer Alice Marble from the years 1943 to 1954. It featured this very concept—short biographies and art highlighting real women and real stories, and how they were currently changing the world. Now it's 2021, our nonbinary friends have a seat at the table, and we're learning about the voices that changing the shape of our world today in meaningful ways. I absolutely loved this collection. There are some famous faces in here—Beyonce, Serena Williams, Malala Yousafzai, and Ruth Bader Ginsberg, to name a few—but the women and nonbinaries behind the curtain are also famous trailblazers in their own right. This collection is edited by the lovely Laurie Halse Anderson herself, and features art and stories from a large group of content creators. Some of my already-favorited authors included Melissa Marr (my Fae queen!), Marieke Nijkamp, and Kami Garcia. A powerful collection of diverse art, stories, and voices. Recommended for all! Many thanks to DC Comics for my copy in exchange for an honest review. Blog | Instagram

  2. 4 out of 5

    Ben Truong

    Wonderful Women of the World is an anthology of nineteen comic vignettes biographies of wonderful women of the world, collected, edited, and an introduction by Laurie Halse Anderson. It tells, in comic fashion, real women who are just as much as superhero as the one who grace the cover. For the most part, this collection of comic vignettes was written and constructed rather well. This compelling graphic collection features nineteen women from all walks of life and divided into five sections of ro Wonderful Women of the World is an anthology of nineteen comic vignettes biographies of wonderful women of the world, collected, edited, and an introduction by Laurie Halse Anderson. It tells, in comic fashion, real women who are just as much as superhero as the one who grace the cover. For the most part, this collection of comic vignettes was written and constructed rather well. This compelling graphic collection features nineteen women from all walks of life and divided into five sections of roughly four biographies under each section: Strength (4), Compassion (4), Justice (3), Truth (4), and Equality (4). This anthology is filled to the brim with beautiful artwork and sincere interpretations of key moments in these women’s lives that had an impact on humanity. Like most anthologies there are weaker contributions and Wonderful Women of the World is not an exception. It is not so much as weaker entries, it just that each entry has a different creative team (writer and illustrator), which makes the anthology as a whole felt rather hodgepodge as talent differs wildly, but done rather well nevertheless – just some creative teams better than others. Entries includes: Serena Williams, Teara Fraser, Malala Yousafzai, Leiomy Maldonado, Brené Brown, Beyoncé, Mari Copeny, Mariana Costa Checa, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Greta Thunberg, Edith Windsor, Khatijah Mohamad Yusoff, Francisca Nneka Okeke, Judith Heumann, Mácia Barbosa, Ellen Ochoa, Naomi Watanabe, Marsha P. Johnson, and Keiko Agena. Additionally, there are five portraits, which is just a page dedicated to that particular woman: Jenette Kahn, Mary Seacole, Wilma Mankiller, Ada Lovelace, and Venus Williams. All in all, Wonderful Women of the World is a wonderful anthology of biographical vignettes that is showcases women from around the world and from all walks of life that has influenced the world for the better.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Maggie Lovitt

    You might remember the buzz last year surrounding DC Comic’s Wonder Women of History, featuring a collection of stories curated by Laurie Halse Anderson. It never did make its way to shelves, but it is back and better than before. Wonderful Women of the World is an unforgettable anthology that shines a spotlight on real-world heroes. Just as Wonder Woman has been an inspiration for the past eighty years, these women have been inspirations for people around the world due to their compassion and f You might remember the buzz last year surrounding DC Comic’s Wonder Women of History, featuring a collection of stories curated by Laurie Halse Anderson. It never did make its way to shelves, but it is back and better than before. Wonderful Women of the World is an unforgettable anthology that shines a spotlight on real-world heroes. Just as Wonder Woman has been an inspiration for the past eighty years, these women have been inspirations for people around the world due to their compassion and fairness. (READ MORE: https://yourmoneygeek.com/review-wond...) If you read the initial news about Wonder Women of History then you may recognize that several of the women’s stories are now being told by new authors and illustrators. Additionally, some of the women which were previously set to be included are not in this solicitation. While I’m sad that we didn’t get to see stories about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Tig Notaro, Rashida Tlaib, and Elizabeth Warren there are eighteen wonderful stories filling the pages of this graphic novel. Some of the women highlighted in Wonderful Women of the World include Ada Lovelace, Marsha P. Johnson, Malala Yousafzai, Serena Williams, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg to name just a few. The graphic novel is split into five parts featuring inspirational women who exemplify these traits: strength, compassion, justice, truth, and equality. Wonderful Women of the World is filled to the brim with beautiful artwork and sincere interpretations of key moments in these women’s lives that shaped not only their experiences but had a major impact on our lives. From pushing for societal changes to fighting for equality to making major scientific discoveries — these women are deserving of so much more than just a single short story within an anthology. Anderson clearly set out with a very clear vision when she began curating this collection and she and each and every one of these writers and artists achieved something worthy of the Wonder Woman moniker.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Artemis

    Utterly fantastic. Thank you, Laurie Halse Anderson, for your own great backstory; as well as those of Serena and Venus Williams, Danielle Paige, Teara Fraser, Malala Yousafzai, Leiomy Maldonado, Brené Brown, Beyoncé Knowles, Mari Copeny, Mariana Costa Checa, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Greta Thunberg, Edith Windsor, Khatijah Mohamad Yusoff, Francisca Nneka Okeke, Judith Heumann, Márcia Barbosa, Ellen Ochoa, Naomi Watanabe, Marsha P. Johnson, and Keiko Agena (as well as Sarah Kuhn!). All their stories a Utterly fantastic. Thank you, Laurie Halse Anderson, for your own great backstory; as well as those of Serena and Venus Williams, Danielle Paige, Teara Fraser, Malala Yousafzai, Leiomy Maldonado, Brené Brown, Beyoncé Knowles, Mari Copeny, Mariana Costa Checa, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Greta Thunberg, Edith Windsor, Khatijah Mohamad Yusoff, Francisca Nneka Okeke, Judith Heumann, Márcia Barbosa, Ellen Ochoa, Naomi Watanabe, Marsha P. Johnson, and Keiko Agena (as well as Sarah Kuhn!). All their stories are told in comic book form. There is also Alice Marble, Althea Gibson, Billie Jean King, Sally Ride, Jenette Kahn, Mary Seacole, Wilma Mankiller, Ada Lovelace, Kathryn Sullivan, Mae Jemison, Eileen Collins, Kalpana Chawla, Peggy Whitson, Christina Koch, and Jessica Meir (plus Brittney Williams! Seriously, read more about her she's amazing!). All these wonderful women, from the past and the present, are sorely needed, for they each represent strength, compassion, justice, truth, and equality. They must be heard of and recognised for their achievements, their positive impact on the world. In them, and thousands and thousands of other women, we see what women are truly capable of - they can and will make the world a better, smarter, cleverer, more unified and fair and loving and empathic and beautiful place. They fight for what is right; progress is inevitable, nothing can stop them, and it is futile and stupid to try. They are each Wonder Woman, in their own way. They are the Wonder Women of the world. And we can be Wonder Women, too. 'A girl with a hero can do anything' 'LEARN BUILD DREAM' An inspiring showstopper of a comic anthology. Final Score: 5/5

  5. 4 out of 5

    Claudia

    An in-your-face anthology of stories of and by forgotten women, women of the world. Brown, black, gay, straight, trans, differently-abled. All fierce women who lived an unapologetic life. Some of these women we may know, but most we don't. And the art, the stories...also all by women. Brown, black, gay, straight, trans, differently-abled. I'm so proud of this book and the fact it is out in the world. This book, and the women showcased here, will make conservatives crazy...and that's a good thing. An in-your-face anthology of stories of and by forgotten women, women of the world. Brown, black, gay, straight, trans, differently-abled. All fierce women who lived an unapologetic life. Some of these women we may know, but most we don't. And the art, the stories...also all by women. Brown, black, gay, straight, trans, differently-abled. I'm so proud of this book and the fact it is out in the world. This book, and the women showcased here, will make conservatives crazy...and that's a good thing. Leaders in MY state want to require libraries to notify parents of every book that includes anything that 'violates' their own warped values. This book is exactly what kids need...and what some conservatives are trying very hard to ban...and I read it during Banned Books Week. Go, Laurie Halse Anderson. YOU are my hero.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Amanda [Novel Addiction]

    Differing from the other books in the DC Ink series (renamed the "DC Graphic Novels for Young Adults" line), this is nonfiction, but with little story elements added in. That did make the first story a little confusing, since there seemed to be two stories going on at once, switching from page to page, but overall, a very uplifting and inspirational. A solid addition to the series, and to a youth nonfiction section! Differing from the other books in the DC Ink series (renamed the "DC Graphic Novels for Young Adults" line), this is nonfiction, but with little story elements added in. That did make the first story a little confusing, since there seemed to be two stories going on at once, switching from page to page, but overall, a very uplifting and inspirational. A solid addition to the series, and to a youth nonfiction section!

  7. 5 out of 5

    Donald Scott

    1st Line: "When I was a kid, I did a project for school about the different sections of the newspaper." Prose (Story): Extolling the virtues of strength, compassion, justice, truth, and equality - like Wonder Woman herself - this YA graphic novel/anthology, spotlighting 23 women around the globe who have waged their own battles for all the above values (Serena Williams, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Greta Thunberg, Beyonce, Keiko Agena, Mari Copeny, more), each profile written and illustrated by some of t 1st Line: "When I was a kid, I did a project for school about the different sections of the newspaper." Prose (Story): Extolling the virtues of strength, compassion, justice, truth, and equality - like Wonder Woman herself - this YA graphic novel/anthology, spotlighting 23 women around the globe who have waged their own battles for all the above values (Serena Williams, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Greta Thunberg, Beyonce, Keiko Agena, Mari Copeny, more), each profile written and illustrated by some of the biggest talents in the business, is a colorful, important, and long-overdue tribute to the wonder women of real life, who fight every day so that all who cannot speak up may still be heard. Don's (Review): Wow, whoever at DC came up with this idea was a bit of a genius. Having read a number of graphic novels, I have never come across one that I'd automatically attach the word "important" too - but that was my constant feeling while reading this. Though "just a guy," as a gay male I have some knowledge of trying to live and love within a community constantly under fire - and like to keep updated on current and world events as I can, because of it - but with nearly every one of the 23 women covered here, I found myself at some point in each profile raising my eyebrows when coming upon a fact about the subject that I didn't know. It's a fascinating collection, one I would love to buy for every young person I know, because I can't imagine how many times someone just coming into his, her or their own as an adult would treasure the inspiration they could repeatedly come back to, just re-reading the stories of these remarkable ladies. And while a second, third, etc. volume could easily be forthoming as well, I loved the fact that the profiles here were of women affecting change across the board - whether in entertainment, science, education, sports, politics, activism, it's realy astounding what this anthology can teach you, while still being enthralling and entertaining. And with each profile being covered by a different writer or artist - literally many of the best in the comics industry, each with obvious love for the subjet their covering here - each story, each page bursts with color and energy and life. Kudos on whoever came up with this one, DC! 4.5/5 stars NOTE: I received a free ARC of this title from the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Brittany

    A digital copy of this book was given to me from DC Comics in exchange for a free review. DC provided the visual assets for me to use in this blog as well. While they were gifted to me, they do not influence my personal review and reactions to the novel. Sure, we’ve all heard the stories. We know their names and their goals. We’ve never seen them executed like this before. Each story, each person, each value was crafted and visualized by a team. No two stories are the same and no two graphics are A digital copy of this book was given to me from DC Comics in exchange for a free review. DC provided the visual assets for me to use in this blog as well. While they were gifted to me, they do not influence my personal review and reactions to the novel. Sure, we’ve all heard the stories. We know their names and their goals. We’ve never seen them executed like this before. Each story, each person, each value was crafted and visualized by a team. No two stories are the same and no two graphics are either. This entire novel is empowered by women. Some people think that superheroes are just fictional beings, yet this novel blurs the line of classic superhero nostalgia and modern day warriors. Wonderful Women introduced young readers to heroes who are near their age or relevant for a cause. It touched on stories like the Flint Water Crisis, Being Brave, and Stepping Up. It talked about influential women like Serena Williams, Malala, Greta Thunberg, RBG, Keiko Agena, and even Teara Fraser! This is an all star cast anthology that is packed with insightful, motivational, and compassionate stories of girls (and women) taking the lead for their passion. Every school, library, and English teacher should have a copy of this book in their setting for young girls. Every child learns and discovers things differently. The fact that this novel is compromised like a general comic but made entirely of strong and talented women is something every young girl could feel empowered by. Post by Brittany from DauntlesslyReading

  9. 5 out of 5

    Ms. Yingling

    The stories vary in styles and approaches, but all highlight the activities of the woman being covered. There are many back stories, and good coverage of the influential work. For example, Judith Heumann's story covers her childhood and discusses how people with disabilities were treated, and how she worked to change this. The book is broken down into five categories, including Strength, Compassion, Justice, Truth, and Equality. This is very dense with information, and the print is very small in The stories vary in styles and approaches, but all highlight the activities of the woman being covered. There are many back stories, and good coverage of the influential work. For example, Judith Heumann's story covers her childhood and discusses how people with disabilities were treated, and how she worked to change this. The book is broken down into five categories, including Strength, Compassion, Justice, Truth, and Equality. This is very dense with information, and the print is very small in order to fit so much in and still include the detailed, richly colored illustrations. This is fine for high school readers, but middle grade ones who are drawn to the graphic novel format because it is easier to read might struggle with this. Wonderful Women of the World is an excellent resource to add to a biography collection that includes Vashti Harrison's Little Leaders, The Great Book of Badass Women: 15 Fearless and Inspirational Women that Changed History by Rachel Walsh, 50 Fearless Women Who Made American History: An American History Book for Kids by Jenifer Bazzit and Krull's First Ladies. Sending this one on to the high school. The print is way too small for my graphic novel readers.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Marti (Letstalkaboutbooksbaybee)

    3.5⭐️ This is a lovely graphic novel anthology collection that dives deep into “wonder women” of history. Edited and put together by Laurie Halse Anderson releasing in honor of the 80th Anniversary of DC’s Wonder Woman, it features over 23 influential women including Beyoncé, Serena Williams, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Greta Thunberg, and Malala Yousafzai. I think this is a great way to teach teens and kids some nonfiction about famous women in history in a fun and easy to digest way. Graphic novels ar 3.5⭐️ This is a lovely graphic novel anthology collection that dives deep into “wonder women” of history. Edited and put together by Laurie Halse Anderson releasing in honor of the 80th Anniversary of DC’s Wonder Woman, it features over 23 influential women including Beyoncé, Serena Williams, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Greta Thunberg, and Malala Yousafzai. I think this is a great way to teach teens and kids some nonfiction about famous women in history in a fun and easy to digest way. Graphic novels are great for me as an adult to read nonfiction because it’s short bursts of information and I cannot handle anything more lol. Plus there were a lot of people in this book that I hadn’t even heard of before, so I definitely think it’s informational for all. Thanks to DC comics for a free copy in exchange for a review.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Sesana

    Another collection of biographies of influential women, this time with the hook that they're in comic book format and have Wonder Woman on the cover. Diana herself has nothing to do with this book, except as inspiration: in the late 40s and early 50s, issues of Wonder Woman's comic would close with similar short comics about real women. Actually, I wish one or two of those had been reprinted here. That small criticism aside, this is a solid entry in the collections of biographies of influential Another collection of biographies of influential women, this time with the hook that they're in comic book format and have Wonder Woman on the cover. Diana herself has nothing to do with this book, except as inspiration: in the late 40s and early 50s, issues of Wonder Woman's comic would close with similar short comics about real women. Actually, I wish one or two of those had been reprinted here. That small criticism aside, this is a solid entry in the collections of biographies of influential women subgenre. The women are all fairly recent, but otherwise they cover a wide range of backgrounds, goals, and levels of fame. I very much got the sense that the writers and artists that worked on each bio were truly inspired and passionate about their work, which made it that much more enjoyable to read.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Theediscerning

    Gender nonsense, race-baiting, trans-waffle and mindless hysterical screeching wokery. Now that's a line from one of my favourite comedians' pastiches, but it might as well be this pronoun-mangling volume, which also has some horrendously unattractive layouts and designs. Some of the stories were fresh, and not just following on from thousands of other such volumes – hello, Mari Copeny, Khatijah Mohamad Yusoff – but there are many ways to improve this book, and many similar books I'd chose above Gender nonsense, race-baiting, trans-waffle and mindless hysterical screeching wokery. Now that's a line from one of my favourite comedians' pastiches, but it might as well be this pronoun-mangling volume, which also has some horrendously unattractive layouts and designs. Some of the stories were fresh, and not just following on from thousands of other such volumes – hello, Mari Copeny, Khatijah Mohamad Yusoff – but there are many ways to improve this book, and many similar books I'd chose above this. A generous one and a half stars.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Destiny

    For a varied collection, I enjoyed the majority of these. The artwork from Brittney Williams and the coloring by Emma Kubert and Nicole Goux were noteworthy to me! I think it is great that the stories are not just direct translations of these admirable women’s lives (a good selection as well). The writers try to relate the stories to their own experiences, other people, and different aspects. By doing that, it makes the stories fresher in a way. 3.5

  14. 4 out of 5

    Mandy

    3.5/5 Great anthology—loved the diverse mix of heroes included as well as the wide variety of writing and art styles. Definitely not an all-encompassing book, but it did introduce me to people I didn't know about and am very happy to now! Full review to come, but you can check out a teaser mini-review on the Forever Young Adult Instagram. 3.5/5 Great anthology—loved the diverse mix of heroes included as well as the wide variety of writing and art styles. Definitely not an all-encompassing book, but it did introduce me to people I didn't know about and am very happy to now! Full review to come, but you can check out a teaser mini-review on the Forever Young Adult Instagram.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Debbie

    I was looking forward to reading this book. I did not find it as engaging as her other books because of the graphic format which worked well for the purposes of this book. I am glad I read it and Anderson did a good job of highlighting women from around the world who are purposeful and show leadership, especially in the sciences. I think it would appeal to readers in grades 8-12.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Samantha

    I wish there was just a little bit more to each woman's story! It was almost too short but otherwise informative and interesting. I didn't know about half these women and I am now really sad that I didn't. A great way to highlight the women that are seldom talked about (in favor of more buzz-worthy names). I wish there was just a little bit more to each woman's story! It was almost too short but otherwise informative and interesting. I didn't know about half these women and I am now really sad that I didn't. A great way to highlight the women that are seldom talked about (in favor of more buzz-worthy names).

  17. 4 out of 5

    Pam

    Graphic Non Fiction Terrific brief bios of a wide variety of women who have challenged the norms and pushed boundaries. Readers see younger generations learning about past role models who believed in themselves and broke barriers.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Roseann Caputo

    This is a damn good look at women in our world who have pushed the envelope, made things better (not just for themselves, but others) and show why we need to keep pushing to be our best.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Erin

    I'll always love books like this. Seeing the different art styles was great, reading about people I'd never heard about was great, I enjoyed reading it. I'll always love books like this. Seeing the different art styles was great, reading about people I'd never heard about was great, I enjoyed reading it.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer Steinhagen

    I won’t be able to stop gushing about this graphic novel. Just get it already! For yourself and for any real life Wonder Women you know.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Nikki

    Graphic novel, highlights inspirational women across a wide range of fields.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Heather - hturningpages

    Rating: 5/5 Golden Lassos Format: paperback. I’d like to thank DC Comics, Laurie Halse Anderson, and the team of authors and illustrators for sending me a copy of this non-fiction graphic compilation to review! To sum up: This is a series of short stories from an all-star cast of women and NB authors who write about wonderful women and NB people who inspire and are worthy of their own star-spangled outfit! What I enjoyed: I absolutely loved this collection. The stories were illuminating and inspir Rating: 5/5 Golden Lassos Format: paperback. I’d like to thank DC Comics, Laurie Halse Anderson, and the team of authors and illustrators for sending me a copy of this non-fiction graphic compilation to review! To sum up: This is a series of short stories from an all-star cast of women and NB authors who write about wonderful women and NB people who inspire and are worthy of their own star-spangled outfit! What I enjoyed: I absolutely loved this collection. The stories were illuminating and inspiring and definitely made my heart happy! It is so nice to be reminded that there are a lot of people out there who do things for others and have an amazing impact to inspire good! There are people celebrated here from all walks of life, with very different contributions to society, but they all have done something wonderful in this world and it makes me so proud to see their stories collected in this beautiful book. Overall, I thought this was an enjoyable and inspiring read! This would make a great gift for young people for the holidays!

  23. 4 out of 5

    Jessica

  24. 4 out of 5

    Marianna Sorensen

  25. 5 out of 5

    Remy's Dad

  26. 4 out of 5

    Bec

  27. 5 out of 5

    Jackie

  28. 4 out of 5

    Lizlusher

  29. 5 out of 5

    Rachel Stone

  30. 5 out of 5

    Jessica Liew

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