OK, so I went this weekend to the The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art Festival
this weekend. It was the coolest art festival I've ever attended - I scoped out cool books and met authors and illustrators including Willow Dawson the illustrator of this graphic novel.
The premise is awesome as it tells the story of seven women throughout history who "dressed as men for love, freedom, and adventure." It is clearly written for the 9-12 set but I think it would be a useful supplement in high schools.
I pulled the learning resource material they created for the book and uploaded the PDF below.
The website is here
and this is the description posted there..
No Girls Allowed Tales of Daring Women Dressed as Men for Love, Freedom and Adventure
written by Susan Hughes and illustrated by Willow Dawson
"A female pharaoh? A woman general in the Kahn’s army? A female Viking raider? No way, you say? Look again. Appearances can be deceiving …
Based on legends, poems, letters and first-hand accounts, these seven biographical tales tell of women who disguised themselves as men. From ancient Egypt through the Middle Ages to the 19th century, this historically accurate graphic treatment is perfect to transport readers back to bygone eras. The lives of these daring women were often filled with danger and the fear of discovery. However, for the sake of freedom, ambition, love or adventure, these women risked everything. No Girls Allowed brings a contemporary edge to a part of history largely untold – until now."