Article Title



Amanda Morgan


Joan of Arc, War, Feminism, Young Adult, Outstanding

Document Type

Book Review


Joan lived a simple life as a farmer’s daughter, but she longed to do more than spin and sew as a woman should. At thirteen years old, Joan received a miraculous vision of the archangel Michael, telling her she was destined to save the king of France. From then on, hearing the voices of the saints guiding her to her destiny, she leads men into war against the English to return King Charles to his rightful throne. Despite how improbable this fate would seem for a woman, Joan faces it head on. Many would hate her for it, calling her a sinner and delusional, but there was a fire inside Joan that could not, and would not, be put out.