Agnes Ayre’s ABCs of Amazing Women


Join legendary artist and activist Agnes Ayre (1890-1943) as she leads readers through an alphabetical introduction to some of the most remarkable women from Newfoundland and Labrador history.

You’ll meet scientists, artists, philanthropists, writers, athletes, adventurers, and more. You’ll also get to know a trailblazing group of suffragists who altered the course of this province’s history.

Agnes Ayre’s ABCs of Amazing Women demonstrates that within every individual is the ability to accomplish something spectacular; it also reminds us that that when like-minded people work together, they can change society for the better.

Filled with beautiful original illustrations, fascinating historical detail, and rarely told stories, this innovative ABC book will charm and inform children and adults alike. Beautifully illustrated by artist, print maker and writer – Jennifer Morgan.

Author Bio

Jenny Higgins

Jenny Higgins works in print and film. Her latest book, Devilfish (Boulder Books, 2023), takes a playful look at the island of Newfoundland’s remarkable history with the giant squid. Well-researched and extensively illustrated, it won the Historic Sites Association’s 2024 Edward Roberts History Book Award.

Higgins is also the author of Agnes Ayre’s ABCs of Amazing Women (2019), Newfoundland in the First World War (2016), and The 1914 Newfoundland Sealing Disaster (2014). She is a regular contributor to the Maritime History Archive’s Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage Website and writes the “Archival Notes” column for Newfoundland Quarterly. Her work has been broadcast on CBC Radio and Television, and she was once Wikipedian in Residence at the Centre for Newfoundland Studies. Higgins is the winner of a Newfoundland and Labrador Book of the Year Award for Nonfiction
(2017) and a Democracy 250 Atlantic Book Award for Historical Writing (2015).

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