In this Women 2020 round-up, we spotlight two fiercely female nonfiction titles, including the biography of a political rebel and radical feminist ahead of her time and an inspiring memoir celebrating the female body in all its glory.
SYLVIA PANKHURST: Natural Born Rebel by Rachel Holmes
“Biographer Holmes (ELEANOR MARX: A Life) captures the full sweep of suffragette Sylvia Pankhurst’s career and influence on 20th-century politics in this magnificent account… History buffs will be mesmerized.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review
CHEEKY: A Head-to-Toe Memoir by Ariella Elovic
“In this graphic memoir, feminist/illustrator Elovic rebels against body shaming and all those beauty strictures that clinch women tight and examines her body, part by part, accepting it for what it is, imperfections and all: ‘We are all just (gorgeous) piles of skin rolling in our own (magical) filth.'”–Library Journal, Pre-Pub Alert
SYLVIA PANKHURST: Natural Born Rebel by Rachel Holmes; 9781408880418; available 12/15/20.
CHEEKY: A Head-to-Toe Memoir by Ariella Elovic; 9781635574524; available now.