Book Alert! Icons: 50 Heroines Who Shaped Contemporary Culture

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Perfect timing. Today is International Women’s Day and this arrived on my doorstep last night. Icons: 50 Heroines Who Shaped Contemporary Culture. A brand new, beautiful book celebrating 50 iconic women written and illustrated by women.

Icons: 50 Heroines Who Shaped Contemporary Culture


Published by Chronicle Chroma, the design and art division of Chronicle Books, this 112 page hardcover book celebrates the likes of Michelle Obama, Beyonce, Aretha Franklin, Dolly Parton, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Yayoi Kusama and so many more.

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Icons features colorful portraits of 50 of the most admired women in the fields of music, politics, human rights, and film.


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Inspiring and impressive women ranging from singers to writers, activists to artists, politicians to filmmakers are depicted in wonderful minimalist, graphic portraits by Los Angeles-based illustrator Monica Ahanonu.

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Each portrait is accompanied by a short biography written by Micaela Heekin, a writer who lives and works in San Francisco, California.

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This diverse and inclusive collection features the world’s most inspiring women; women to be reckoned with, women to stand as examples for the young women of today and women with whom we’d all love to be friends. Icons is a celebration of the strength of women.

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