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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: Jason Porath
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release: 2016-10-25
File: 384 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780062405388

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This is the riveting story of Noor Inayat Khan, the descendant of an Indian Prince Tipu Sultan, the Tiger of Mysore, who became a British secret agent for SOE during World War II. Born into an illustrious Indian family in 1914 and brought up in the non-violent Sufi religion, Noor seemed an unlikely secret agent. Yet she became the first female radio operator to be landed in enemy-occupied France, and refused to abandon her post in Paris in 1943, continuing her work under extremely dangerous circumstances. Shrabani Basu tells the moving story of Noor's life from her birth in Moscow—where her father was a Sufi preacher—to her capture by the Germans. Noor was one of only three women SOE awarded the George Cross and, under torture, revealed nothing but her name—but not her real name, nor her code name, just the name she used to register at SOE: Nora Baker. Kept in solitary confinement, chained between hand and feet, and unable to walk upright, Noor existed on bowls of soup made from potato peelings. Ten months after she was captured, she was taken to Dachau and, on September 13, 1944, she was shot. Her last word was "Liberte."

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Shrabani Basu
Publisher: The History Press
Release: 2011-04-11
File: 288 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780752463681

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In the first-ever comprehensive survey of the world's female buccaneers, Pirate Women: The Princesses, Prostitutes, and Privateers Who Ruled the Seven Seas tells of the women, both real and legendary, who through the ages sailed alongside—and sometimes in command of—their male counterparts. These women came from all walks of life but had one thing in common: a desire for freedom. History has largely ignored these female swashbucklers, until now. Here are their stories, from ancient Norse warriors like Awilda, Stikla, and Rusla; to Sayyida al-Hurra of the Barbary corsairs; from Grace O'Malley, who terrorized shipping operations around the British Isles during the reign of Queen Elizabeth; to Cheng I Sao, who commanded a fleet of 400 ships off China in the early 19th century.Author Laura Sook Duncombe also looks beyond the stories to the storytellers and mythmakers. What biases and agendas motivated them? What did they leave out? Pirate Women explores why and how these stories are told and passed down and how history changes depending on who is recording it. It's the largest overview of women pirates in one volume and chock-full of swashbuckling adventures. In this book, pirate women are pulled from the shadows into the spotlight that they deserve.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Laura Duncombe
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
Release: 2017-04-01
File: 264 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781613736043

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Rules are meant to be broken in this laugh-out-loud picture book about staying true to yourself. One little girl gets her greatest wish of becoming a princess only to discover that the rules of royalty are no fun. She has to have perfect hair and eat daintily and dance gracefully — boring! So, she decides to make up her own rules... A delightfully subversive picture book that teaches girls to be themselves — clumsy dancing, crazy scribbling and all. "This ironic take on the Cinderella story is one that will delight many readers." — Reading Time.com

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Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Author: Heath McKenzie
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Release: 2015-05-05
File: 32 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781492615224

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Offers information on historical princesses whose lives were devoid of fairy-tale magic, including the stories of Nazi spy Princess Stephanie von Hohenlohe, mass murderess Princess Olga of Kiev, and warrior mom Princess Rani Lakshmibai.

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Genre: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Author: Linda Rodriguez McRobbie
Publisher: Quirk Books
Release: 2018-03-06
File: 304 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781683690252

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Release: 1893
File: Pages
ISBN-13: STANFORD:36105010410426

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Release: 1893
File: Pages
ISBN-13: UCLA:31158006658891

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Aphra Behn, first female professional writer. Sojourner Truth, activist and abolitionist. Ada Lovelace, first computer programmer. Marie Curie, first woman to win the Nobel Prize. Joan Jett, godmother of punk. The 100 revolutionary women highlighted in this gorgeously illustrated book were bad in the best sense of the word: they challenged the status quo and changed the rules for all who followed. From pirates to artists, warriors, daredevils, scientists, activists, and spies, the accomplishments of these incredible women vary as much as the eras and places in which they effected change. Featuring bold watercolor portraits and illuminating essays by Ann Shen, Bad Girls Throughout History is a distinctive, worthy tribute.

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Genre: Art
Author: Ann Shen
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Release: 2016-09-06
File: 216 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781452157023

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In this stunning anthology, 15 favorite fairytales have been retold for the #metoo generation. These princesses are smart, funny and kind, and can do anything they set their minds to. They are: Snow White, champion of real beauty Sleeping Beauty, specialist on sleeping disorders Thumbelina, music producer and advocate Rapunzel, world-famous architect Belle the Brave, undercover agent Elisabeth and the Wild Swans – fashion designer Cinderella – prime minster and businesswoman Star and the 12 Dancers – dancer The Goose Girl – stand-up comedian Princess Sevinah (and the Pea) – founder of the Fairyland Dating Service The Snow Queen – winter sports coach The Little Mermaid – advocate for peace between mer-people and humans Zade – storyteller (of 1001 tales) and businesswoman Evangeline (The Frog Princess) – natural historian Little Red Riding Hood – environmentalist and Princess of the Wolves Focused on issues including self-image, confidence, LGBTQ, friendship, advocacy and disability, these stories are perfect for sharing between parents and children, or for older princesses or princes to read by themselves. They teach that a princess is a person who seeks to help others, is open to learning new things, and looks for ways to add purpose to their lives and the lives of those around them. Power to the princess!

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Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Author: Vita Weinstein Murrow
Publisher: Lincoln Children's Books
Release: 2018-09-06
File: 96 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781786039385

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Forget everything you thought you knew about princesses... Welcome to Bad Princess by Kris Waldherr (author of Doomed Queens), where you'll discover what really happens after "Happily Ever After." From the war-torn Dark Ages of Medieval Europe to America's Gilded Age, and all the way up to Kate Middleton, Bad Princess explores more than 30 true princess stories, going beyond the glitz and glamour to find out what life was really like for young royals throughout history. A mix of royal biography, pop culture, art, style, and pure fun, Bad Princess is a whip-smart, tongue-in-cheek spin on the traditional princess narrative, proving that it takes more than a pretty crown to be a great leader.

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Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Author: Kris Waldherr
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Release: 2018-01-30
File: 128 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781338047998

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