Nocenti, Ann ed. Womanthology: Heroic. Illus. by Various. March 2012. 300 p. IDW Publishing, $50.00. (978-1-6137-7147-1). Gr. 8-12. [jsl]
A huge collection of women and girl created comics that feature strong female characters and historical figures ranging from a little girl embracing her body shape to a teen girl discovering the power of her first menses to Joan of Arc. These engaging and empowering comics are accompanied by little bios of all the creators, pro-tips on how to break into the comics industry, and interviews with successful women comic artists and writers.