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No Girls Allowed: Tales of Daring Women Dressed as Men for Love, Freedom, and Adventure

Title

No Girls Allowed: Tales of Daring Women Dressed as Men for Love, Freedom, and Adventure

Authors

Susan Hughes

Illustrator

Willow Dawson

Publisher

Kids Can Press

Publication Year

2008

ISBN

9781554531776

Pages

80 pages

Genre

biography

Format

graphic novel

Item Type

Nonfiction

Annotation

Based on legends, poems, letters and first-hand accounts, these seven biographical tales tell of women who disguised themselves as men. From ancient Egypt to the 19th century, this historically accurate graphic treatment transports readers to bygone eras. For the sake of freedom, ambition, love or adventure, these women risked everything.

Grade Level

3-5; 6-8

Lexile Measure

GN540L

Topic

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Gender nonconformity; girls who dress as boys; gender expression

Main Character

female adults

Race/Ethnicities

multiple

Family Formation

multiple

Awards

Cybils Awards, 2008, Finalist, Graphic Novels (Elementary and Middle Grade)
Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children's Non-Fiction, 2009, Finalist

Keywords

male impersonators; historical figures; Egypt; China

Diversity Impact

direct

No Girls Allowed: Tales of Daring Women Dressed as Men for Love, Freedom, and Adventure

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