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Rejected Princesses

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

UnknownBy Jason Porath

The Short Take:

The subtitle tells it all: Tales of History’s Boldest Heroines, Hellions, and Heretics. This oversized, all-ages illustrated book is stuffed with the stories of both real and legendary woman of outstanding achievement, audacity, and amazing bravery. Drawn from around the world and throughout the ages, these tales will be of particular delight to girls and women of all ages. Like me they’ll be saying, “Why haven’t I heard of that before!”

Why?

First of all, the title is largely misleading — these ladies were sometimes embraced and honored by their communities and followers; and very few of them were royalty of any sort. However, Porath’s point is to replace pampered pink princesses with stories of powerful women who needed no princes to rescue them. They took care of business themselves.

As some of the stories are beyond a “G” rating, Porath not only starts with the most G-rated stories but also includes color-coding for each story regarding issues like violence and adult situations, making it easy for parents who want to read these stories to their children. And, kids will like them as these action-packed, amazing stories include pirates, doctors, leaders of all sorts, warriors, athletes — 100 incredible women in all.

Porath came from the world of animation, so it’s no surprise there are full-page color illustrations alongside the tales. Whether you read it by yourself or aloud to others, you’re bound to next turn to the Internet to find out more about the exceptional women who populate these pages.

A Little Plot:

Well, there is no plot, just 100 stories about women who made history — or should have.

For more about Porath and this book, click here.

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