Rejected Princesses: Tales of History's Boldest Heroines, Hellions, and Heretics (Hardcover)

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Why is this book fabulous?

  1. The women featured are bad-ass.
  2. Each biography is matched with a charming illustration of what they may have been like in life.
  3. Rather than organizing our leading ladies alphabetically, chronologically, or geographically, they are organized by maturity level! Relatively "smooth" lives to "this was very bad" lives. And each entry has content tags!
— Helena


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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780062405371
ISBN-10: 0062405373
Publisher: Dey Street Books
Publication Date: October 25th, 2016
Pages: 384
Language: English