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

Ages 9+

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A female pharaoh? A woman general in the Kahn's army? A female Viking raider? No way, you say? Look again. Appearances can be deceiving…

Based on legends, poems, letters and first-hand accounts, these seven biographical tales tell of women who disguised themselves as men. From ancient Egypt through the Middle Ages to the 19th century, this historically accurate graphic treatment is perfect to transport readers back to bygone eras. The lives of these daring women were often filled with danger and the fear of discovery. However, for the sake of freedom, ambition, love or adventure, these women risked everything. No Girls Allowed brings a contemporary edge to a part of history largely untold - until now.

Kids Can Press - No Girls Allowed

Published July 10th, 2008


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What Readers Say

"... the stories in this graphic novel are as exciting as they are motivational."
- Library Media Connection, October 2008

"... Hughes's simple language and Dawson's clean, black-and-white ink drawings steer the work in the same no-nonsense direction and do an adequate job of presenting this uniquely themed offering."
- Kirkus Reviews, September 2008

Awards & Nominations

  • Red Maple Award finalist, 2011
  • Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children's Non-fiction finalist, 2009
  • Junior Library Guild choice, 2008-2009
  • OLA Best Bests for Children and Teens, 2008
  • ForeWord's Book of the Year finalist in Graphic Novel category, 2008
  • Junior Guild League choice