These are powerful stories of strong women who have helped to build our country, many who are truly unsung heroines. An inspirational read.
This is an important book that helps to, finally, give credit where it is due. And yes, we expect to see volume three in the Heroines series.
The Victoria Times Colonist
Merna Forster knows the intimate details of more than 200 famous and not-so-famous Canadian women.
Peninsula News Review
Looks to become a bestseller.
Forster's book blows the dust off conventional accounts of Canadian history, rendering our heritage suddenly colourful and utterly human.
If youre looking for inspiration this book is full of it.
The meticulously researched short biographies are quick and easy to read, fresh and informative. What a shame we have never heard of most of these women: their lives and achievements, usually overcoming tremendous barriers, are so inspiring!
Peninsula Newcomers Newsletter
About 90 of the women were new to me, and I am glad to have met them...a lot of fascinating material here.
...full of feisty women overcoming poverty and racial and gender-based prejudice to accomplish something in life.
From the Cariboo Gold rush to the country's oldest Chinatown, Canadian history is full of amazing women. Just ask Merna Forster."
Goldstream News Gazette
This companion to Forster's 2004 volume (One Hundred Canadian Heroines: Famous and Forgotten Faces) continues the important task of documenting the lives and contributions of noteworthy and often undercelebrated Canadian women ... This collection provides a look into the lives of Canadian wayfarers who helped break down sexist barriers in every calling. Perhaps more importantly, the collection guards against the historical forfeiture of these rare lives and records the highly circumscribed times in which they lived.
Feminist Collections: A Quarterly of Women's Studies Resources
Historian Forster's 100 More Canadian Heroines is a welcome follow up to her acclaimed 100 Canadian Heroines ... attractively designed, inspirational and sadly, there is still a need to highlight the achievements of Canadian women... Highly recommended.
Canadian Materials magazine
So, where are all the Canadian heroines? ...I mean women who otherwise would not be known except that they dared to do what others said was impossible. And then, this week, I found these two great books by Merna Forster: 100 Canadian Heroines, and 100 More Canadian Heroines: Famous and Forgotten Faces.
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