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Rejected Princesses by Jason Porath

Overview

Rejected PrincessesTitle: Rejected Princesses
Author: Jason Porath
Rating Out of 5: 5 (I will read this again and again and again)
My Bookshelves: Biographies, Easy reading, FeminismHistory, Non-fiction
Pace: Slow
Format: Non-fiction
Publisher: Dey St.
Year: 2016
5th sentence, 74th page: Suddenly, Ka’ahumanu was running things on her own.

Buy The Book Now at The Book Depository, Free Delivery World Wide Synopsis

100 women from the pages of history, literature, and folklore. Fearless, bold, fierce, these are the… Rejected Princesses.

Thoughts

I loved, loved, loved, loved, loved, loved, loved, loved, loved, loved, loved, loved, loved, loved, loved, loved, loved, loved, loved, loved, loved, loved, loved, loved, loved (okay, you get the point) this book! I even informed my partner that this is a perfect book from what to select (our entirely theoretical) future baby girls name from.

The things that I loved about this book:

  • The pictures – it was so pretty and beautifully laid out!
  • The entries were graded – I knew what sensitive topics / maturity levels I was getting into before I started the entry
  • It was short and pithy – every tale got to the point, but was engaging straight away
  • There was no sugar-coating it – these women were tough, and had some interesting stories, but they weren’t princessed up.
  • My mind is opened to the women of history

Not only was this book a great look at some of the amazing women of history (and even how they’ve shaped our futures), it was also just a really fun and beautiful read. The entire message behind this collection is that women are strong and can do anything. But it wasn’t preachy, it was fun, and delivered in such a way that you could give this to the younger generation of girls. Something that can allow us to see that we can all be whatever we want to be.

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