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

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Rejected princesses : tales of history's boldest heroines, hellions, and heretics
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New York, NY
Dey St., an imprint of William Morrow
First edition
xiii, 370 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 358-369).
Khutulun -- Tatterhood -- Agnodice -- Te Puea Herangi -- Moremi Ajasoro -- Sybil Ludington -- Kurmanjan Datka -- Andamana -- Mary Seacole -- Florence Nightingale -- Gráinne "Grace O'Malley" Ní Mháille -- "Stagecoach" Mary Fields -- Yennenga -- Annie Jump Cannon -- Wilma Rudolph - - Alfhild -- Calafia -- Keumalahayati -- Marie Marvingt -- Iara -- Jane Dieulafoy -- Tin Hinan -- Hatshepsut -- Emmy Noether -- Ka'ahumanu -- Katie Sandwina -- Gracia Mendes Nasi -- Sayyida al-Hurra -- Matilda of Tuscany -- Moll Cutpurse -- Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland -- Trung Trac and Trung Nhi -- Yaa Asantewaa -- Gertrude Bell -- Eustaquia de Souza and Ana Lezama de Urinza -- Mary Bowser -- Pope Joan -- Nwanyeruwa -- Mary Lacy -- Josefina "Joey" Guerrero -- Chiyome Mochizuki -- Nana Asma'u -- Julie "La Maupin" d'Aubigny -- Nanny of the Maroons -- Xtabay -- Tomoe Gozen -- Empress Theodora -- Rani Lakshmibai -- Mariya Oktyabrskaya -- Yael -- Wallada bint al-Mustakfi -- Ada Lovelace -- Laskarina Bouboulina -- Ching Shih -- Christine de Pizan -- Harriet Tubman -- Anne Hutchinson -- Petra "Pedro" Herrera -- A'isha bint abi Bakr -- Olga of Kiev -- Agontime and the Dahomey Amazons -- Mata Hari -- Josephine Baker -- Dhat al-Himma -- Alice Clement -- Shajar al-Durr -- Amba/Sikhandi -- Khawlah bint al-Azwar - - Princess Caraboo -- Anita Garibaldi -- Tomyris -- Emmeline Pankhurst -- Marjana -- Mai Bhago -- Hortense Mancini -- Marie Mancini -- Nzinga Mbande -- Hypatia -- Jezebel -- Qiu Jin -- Yoshiko Kawashima -- Joan of Arc -- Osh-Tisch -- The night witches -- Sita -- Kharboucha -- Marguerite de la Rocque -- Noor Inayat Khan -- Empress Myeongseong -- Micaela Bastidas -- Neerja Bhanot -- Boudica -- Artemisia Gentileschi -- Wu Zetian -- Arawelo - - Caterina Sforza -- Elisabeth Báthory -- Malinche -- Ida B. Wells -- Phoolan Devi.
"A brazen, uproarious collection of illustrations of tough women both historical and fantastical-too awesome, too fierce, and sometimes too weird. These are not fantasy tales of blushing ingenues and happily-ever-afters. Here are the real unsung women of history, real and from literature, mythology and folklore. Illustrated in a contemporary animation style, Rejected Princesses dismisses the 'pretty pink princess' stereotype and profiles, through biography, imagery, wit, and humor, badass women throughout time and from all around the world. Warrior queens, soldiers, villains, spies, revolutionaries, and many more. Women of every era, ethnicity, class and orientation are pictured including a princess-cum-pirate from 5th century Denmark, a rebel preacher in 1630s Boston, a Hungarian blood thirsty countess, and a former prostitute that commanded a fleet of 70,000+ men on the Chinese seas. In Rejected Princesses, Jason Porath presents the female role models we never knew we needed! Fun, feminist, and educational, Rejected Princesses commemorates unknown but captivating female heroes, proving that women have been kicking ass for a long, long time and always will. Who needs Cinderella when you have Rejected Princesses?"-- Provided by publisher.
Jason Porath
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