Based on the blog of the same name (a favorite of our Social Media person
), Rejected Princesses
is a book of short stories about 100 strong women everybody should know, ones not frequently taught in traditional history classes. Each is just the right length for a bedtime story, whether you're an adult looking to expand your brain before dozing off or a parent of a young person who wants a nightly adventure story. And it's a hardcover that measures 8" x 10" with full a full page illustration for each story, also making it a great bedtime story choice. The author recommends it for ages 12 and up, but we'd start them off a lot younger.
Your first instinct upon opening the book is going to be to check the table of contents for your favorite strong women. It's at this point we'll mention one of the most user-friendly (for readers, not so much for folks looking for their favorite women) aspects of this book: the stories are given in order of the maturity of the subject. So Grace O'Malley and Annie Jump Cannon are at the beginning, while Boudica and Countess Bthory are toward the end of the book. In addition, each story is labeled with warnings about particular aspects of the story that readers might find disturbing: violence, abuse, sex, rape, and self-harm. There's strong language, but a lot of the book is PG-13, and it's so well-labeled, it's easy to avoid subjects you might want to omit.
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