This article was originally published as a Christmas gift recommendation. Though it isn’t Christmas time, I still recommend the book.
December 10, 2010
Wow, I don’t even know where to begin. I am overwhelmed with quotable material from Jennifer K. Stuller’s book Ink-Stained Amazons and Cinematic Warriors: Superwomen in Modern Mythology. Amazon already gave this book a 5 star review. I would like to go one step further and give the author 5 stars as well.
Writing Style: Jennifer uses a very conversational yet professional and intelligent tone to share the plethora of female superheros in an extensive timeline. The flow of the book is very natural as Jennifer shares decades of examples of strong female characters.
Content: I knew about half of the characters discussed in the book and learned about just as many more. If you are curious about the iconic characters discussed, Jennifer is kind enough to list them in a glossary at the end of the book. Also appreciated, not only are the fictional female characters discussed, but also the people who created them.
Pertinent: In a society where we are bombarded with various forms of media and entertainment, it is nice to be able to glean positive examples of female characters from pop-culture for our daughters, nieces, granddaughters, and even ourselves.
I highly recommend adding this book to your holiday shopping list to give to the Wonder Woman in your life.
Ink-Stained Amazons and Cinematic Warriors: Superwomen in Modern Mythology can be purchased on Amazon.com for $11.56.
I received a free copy of this book for review purposes.