July 24, 2017 • American History, Geek Girl, History, Reference: Non-Fiction, Women's Interest
It’s Amelia Earhart Day and here at Quirk Books we’re not only celebrating the birthday of this magnificent groundbreaking aviatrix, we’re also basking in the splendor of the brilliant courageous women who came before and after her. Each of these women brings her own remarkable twist to the history of aviation and we’re thrilled we have the opportunity to share their stories with you today. Happy Amelia Earhart Day, y’all!
June 28, 2017 • American History
This Independence Day, we’re celebrating historical fiction with a female focus—a perfect match up to follow the success of Wonder Woman this summer, and to celebrate the 4th of July with fireworks and a good book. There has been plenty of historical fiction written about the American Revolution, of course. As one of the most significant events in US history, it’s not surprising that this tale has been told time and time again. In 2017, we’re shifting our focus away from the men normally pictured in Revolution literature and toward the often untold stories of the women that surrounded them. From camp followers to slaves, wives to rebels, these novels are the perfect way to celebrate a Feminist Fourth - and then enjoy the BBQs with a new perspective on what we are celebrating.
May 24, 2017 • American History, Geek Girl, History, Reference: Non-Fiction, Women's Interest
As space pioneer Sally Ride’s birthday approaches (May 26) and discussion of the incredible women in Hidden Figures demands attention and captivates imaginations, we consider the role of women in science and how, for years, their stories have been superseded by their male counterparts. Today we honor Sally Ride and the countless women who broke boundaries and denied stereotypes by highlighting exceptional accounts of their stories.
March 14, 2017 • Politics, Women's Interest, American History
February 16, 2017 • Humor, American History
It’s the middle of February and you know what that means! Time to celebrate some former presidents. So, grab a cake and load it up with literally hundreds of candles because it’s time to party! To honor Lincoln’s Birthday this week and Washington’s Birthday next week – AKA Presidents’ Day – here are our absolute favorite pop culture depictions of the former presidents. Happy birthday, guys!
January 16, 2017 • American History
Inauguration Day is this Friday, so we're bringing you a selection of weird facts from Secret Lives of the U.S. Presidents by Cormac O'Brien. Who knew our past presidents had such bizarre hobbies? (Although we do agree, Thomas Jefferson. Wearing PJs is the way to go.)