Comics & Graphic Novel, Non Fiction

Why She Wrote: A Graphic History of the Lives, Inspiration, and Influence Behind the Pens of Classic Women Writers by Lauren Burke, Hannah K. Chapman , Kaley Bales


My reading has always been haphazard, ever since I was little. Before Goodreads, I struggled to keep track of authors, both renowned and not, since I have trouble remembering names. I hardly even sound them out. This basically means that most of the content of this book was new to me, as it would be to anyone who has not followed older classical authors.
The chapters are divided into the predominant reason that the female authors were different from the others, the reasons they wrote and their lifestyles. Each chapter focussed on three authors, starting with a summary of their life. This is followed by a few pages with illustrated panels providing us with a brief narrative into an event of their life.
It was interesting and well done; the love that the authors of this book had for these earlier authors comes through. I enjoyed the graphic novel sections as well. I am not sure how much this book would appeal to those who know the backgrounds of those mentioned here, but for others like me, this is a good place to start!
I received an ARC thanks to NetGalley and the publishers, but the review is entirely based on my own reading experience.

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