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Rejected princesses: tales of history's boldest heroines, hellions, and heretics

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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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Full title rejected princesses tales of historys boldest heroines hellions and heretics
Author porath jason
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subject_facet Role models -- Biography, Sex role -- History -- Anecdotes, Women -- Biography, Women -- History -- Anecdotes, Women heroes -- Biography
title_display Rejected princesses : tales of history's boldest heroines, hellions, and heretics
title_full Rejected Princesses Tales of History's Boldest Heroines, Hellions, and Heretics, Rejected princesses : tales of history's boldest heroines, hellions, and heretics / Jason Porath
title_short Rejected princesses :
title_sub tales of history's boldest heroines, hellions, and heretics
topic_facet History, Nonfiction, Role models, Sex role, Sociology, Women, Women heroes, Women's Studies