Tales of History's Boldest Heroines, Hellions, and Heretics
Blending the iconoclastic feminism of The Notorious RBG and the confident irreverence of Go the F**ck to Sleep, a brazen and empowering illustrated collection that celebrates inspirational badass women throughout history, based on the popular Tumblr blog. Well-behaved women seldom make history. Good thing these women are far from well behaved . . . Illustrated in a contemporary animation style, Rejected Princesses turns the ubiquitous "pretty pink princess" stereotype portrayed in movies, and on endless toys, books, and tutus on its head, paying homage instead to an awesome collection of strong, fierce, and yes, sometimes weird, women: warrior queens, soldiers, villains, spies, revolutionaries, and more who refused to behave and meekly accept their place. An entertaining mix of biography, imagery, and humor written in a fresh, young, and riotous voice, this thoroughly researched exploration salutes these awesome women drawn from both historical and fantastical realms, including real life, literature, mythology, and folklore. Each profile features an eye-catching image of both heroic and villainous women in command from across history and around the world, from a princess-cum-pirate in fifth century Denmark, to a rebel preacher in 1630s Boston, to a bloodthirsty Hungarian countess, and a former prostitute who commanded a fleet of more than 70,000 men on China's seas.
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Learn about history’s (and mythology’s) most wild and wonderful women with this engrossing book. Included are entries on queens, pirates, intellectuals and rebels from across time and around the world. Each entry has a Disney-style illustration of the woman and content ratings, making it easy for... Read More »
A fantastic reference for people who love history! This book contains a series of entries on women from history who have done amazing, horrible or have otherwise lived interesting lives. There is representation from all over the world and covers heroes, villains, rebels, intellectuals, warriors, ... Read More »