Rejected Princesses

Rejected Princesses

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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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Genre : Social Science
Author by : Jason Porath
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 2016-10-25
File : 384 Pages
ISBN : 9780062405388


Tough Mothers

Tough Mothers

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The author of Rejected Princesses returns with an inspiring, fully illustrated guide that brings together the fiercest mothers in history—real life matriarchs who gave everything to protect all they loved. Mothers possess the "maternal instinct"—an innate fierceness that drives them to nurture, safeguard, fight, and sacrifice for the most important things that matter to them. For some mothers, it’s their children. For others, it’s artistic expression, invention, social cause, or even a nation that they helped to birth. In Tough Mothers, Jason Porath brings his wisdom and wit to bear on fifty fascinating matriarchs. In concise, deeply researched vignettes, accompanied by charming illustrations, Porath illuminates these fearsome women, explores their lives, and pays tribute to their accomplishments. Here are famous women as well as lesser known figures from around the globe who have left their indelible mark as they changed the course of history, including: The Mother Who Sued to Save Her Children from Slavery—Sojourner Truth The Mother of Rock n’ Roll—Sister Rosetta Tharpe The Mother of Holocaust Children—Irena Sendler The Mothers of The Dominican Republic—The Mirabal Sisters The Mother of Yemen’s Golden Age—Arwa al-Sulayhi A celebration of motherhood and female achievement, Tough Mothers reminds us of the power of women to transform our lives and our world.

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Genre : Social Science
Author by : Jason Porath
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 2018-04-03
File : 256 Pages
ISBN : 9780062796103


Princesses Behaving Badly

Princesses Behaving Badly

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This edition offers true tales of these take-charge princesses plus dozens more in a fascinating read that’s perfect for history buffs, feminists, and anyone seeking a different kind of bedtime story. You think you know her story. You’ve read the Brothers Grimm, you’ve watched the Disney cartoons, and you cheered as these virtuous women lived happily ever after. But real princesses didn’t always get happy endings. Sure, plenty were graceful and benevolent leaders, but just as many were ruthless in their quest for power, and all of them had skeletons rattling in their majestic closets. Princess Stephanie von Hohenlohe was a Nazi spy. Empress Elisabeth of the Austro-Hungarian Empire slept wearing a mask of raw veal. Princess Olga of Kiev slaughtered her way to sainthood. And Princess Lakshmibai waged war on the battlefield with her toddler strapped to her back.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author by : Linda Rodriguez McRobbie
Publisher : Quirk Books
Release : 2013-11-19
File : 304 Pages
ISBN : 9781594746659


The Hero S Guide To Saving Your Kingdom

The Hero S Guide To Saving Your Kingdom

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A fast-paced and hilarious fantasy quest in the grand tradition of Shrek and The Princess Bride, starring four very unlikely, but likeable, heroes.

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author by : Christopher Healy
Publisher : HarperCollins UK
Release : 2012-06-28
File : 432 Pages
ISBN : 9780007479924


The Tale Of Princess Fatima Warrior Woman

The Tale Of Princess Fatima Warrior Woman

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Published in English for the first time, and the only Arabic epic named for a woman, The Tale of Princess Fatima recounts the thrilling adventures of a legendary medieval warrior universally known throughout the Middle East and long overdue to join world literature's pantheon of female heroes. A Penguin Classic A fearsome, sword-slinging heroine who defeated countless men in stealth attacks on horseback, Dhat al-Himma, or Princess Fatima, was secretly given away at birth because she wasn't male, only to triumph as the most formidable warrior of her time. Known alternately as "she-wolf," "woman of high resolve," and "calamity of the soul," she lives on in this rousing narrative of female empowerment, in which she leads armies of more than seventy thousand men in clashes between rival tribes and between Muslims and Christians; reconciles with her father after taking him prisoner; and fends off her infatuated cousin, who challenges her to a battle for the right to marry her. Though her cousin suffers an ignominious defeat, he impregnates Fatima against her will and, when she gives birth to a Black son, disowns his own son, who also grows up to be a great warrior, eventually avenging his mother's honor. The epic culminates in a showdown between Fatima and another formidable warrior woman, and earns Fatima a place alongside the likes of Circe, Mulan, Wonder Woman, Katniss Everdeen and other powerful women.

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Genre : Fiction
Author by : Melanie Magidow
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2021-08-03
File : 208 Pages
ISBN : 9780525506034


Lieutenant Nun

Lieutenant Nun

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One of the earliest known autobiographies by a woman, this is the extraordinary tale of Catalina de Erauso, who in 1599 escaped from a Basque convent dressed as a man and went on to live one of the most wildly fantastic lives of any woman in history. A soldier in the Spanish army, she traveled to Peru and Chile, became a gambler, and even mistakenly killed her own brother in a duel. During her lifetime she emerged as the adored folkloric hero of the Spanish-speaking world. This delightful translation of Catalina's own work introduces a new audience to her audacious escapades.

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Genre : History
Author by : Catalina De Erauso
Publisher : Beacon Press
Release : 2011-02-07
File : 128 Pages
ISBN : 9780807095669


Princess Me

Princess Me

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Make way! Make way! Here comes the princess of the land. She's sweet and kind. She's oh-so-grand. And just who is she, this lovely Princess Me? Come inside this book to see! A child's bedroom is transformed into a magical kingdom in this bright, lively offering from Karma Wilson -- the author of the bestselling series that began with Bear Snores On, illustrated by Jane Chapman.

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author by : Karma Wilson
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2007-10-23
File : 32 Pages
ISBN : 9781416940982


The Paper Bag Princess Videorecording

The Paper Bag Princess Videorecording

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Genre : Canadian juvenile fiction
Author by : Bailey, Greg
Publisher : Montréal : Cinar
Release : 1992
File : Pages
ISBN : OCLC:670296408


The Princess Companion

The Princess Companion

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Second Print Edition (US spelling) of The Princess Companion: A Retelling of the Princess and the Pea by Melanie Cellier

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Genre : Young Adult Fiction
Author by : Melanie Cellier
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Release : 2019-03-06
File : 348 Pages
ISBN : 0648080153


Joan Of Kent

Joan Of Kent

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The story of the beautiful wife of the Black Prince and mother of Richard II.

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Genre : History
Author by : Penny Lawne
Publisher : Amberley Publishing Limited
Release : 2015-02-15
File : 320 Pages
ISBN : 9781445644714