Rejected Princesses

Rejected Princesses
Author: Jason Porath
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2016-10-25
ISBN: 0062405381
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rejected Princesses Book Excerpt:

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.

The Rejected Princess and Other Stories

The Rejected Princess and Other Stories
Author: Swapna Dutta
Publsiher: Ukiyoto Publishing
Total Pages: 49
Release: 2022-10-28
ISBN: 9356976309
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rejected Princess and Other Stories Book Excerpt:

The Mahabharat, one of the two great epics of India, depicts life on earth and human beings in all its myriad shades. There is a popular saying that what has not been depicted in the Mahabharat, be it good or bad, does not exist in life. It is the story of human beings with all their goodness and virtues as well as faults, frailties and weaknesses. In the age of the Mahabharat people lived life king-size. A son thought nothing of renouncing the throne and with it, life’s major happiness, for the sake of making his father happy. A celestial river could readily agree to go down on earth, marry a human being and give birth to eight young brothers. A princess, unfairly rejected by her lover, could pray so hard, so earnestly and for so long that Lord Shiva himself could be moved and grant her the boon of destroying the man who had ruined her happiness. A sage who is otherwise a wonderful man has such a massive ego about not keeping his promise that he demands an obnoxious and cruel sacrifice from an innocent and devoted disciple. In the Mahabharat one sees man at his best and at his worst. And how good and evil always co-exist side by side.

The Rejected Princess

The Rejected Princess
Author: Katie Clark
Publsiher: Pelican Ventures Book Group
Total Pages: 370
Release: 2018-04-13
ISBN: 152230018X
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rejected Princess Book Excerpt:

When Princess Roanna Hamilton's parents arrange a marriage with a prince of Dawson's Edge—the mysterious and backwards kingdom to the south—Roanna reluctantly agrees. But when Roanna is introduced to Dawson's royal family, strange mind-bending anomalies are awakened within her, and she discovers the Dawsonian royal family holds secrets of their own. With threats growing daily, Roanna comes to realize the danger she is in. If Roanna is to save herself and her future, she must stall her marriage and squelch the growing rebellion—all while discovering how deeply her power runs.

Rejected Princesses

Rejected Princesses
Author: Jason Porath
Publsiher: Dey Street Books
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2016-10-25
ISBN: 9780062405371
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rejected Princesses Book Excerpt:

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.

Your Brain on Facts

Your Brain on Facts
Author: Moxie LaBouche
Publsiher: Mango Media Inc.
Total Pages: 219
Release: 2020-06-16
ISBN: 1642502545
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Your Brain on Facts Book Excerpt:

The host of the eponymous podcast “takes readers on an adventure through several well-researched categories of facts and trivia . . . with a dash of humor” (Elise Hennessy, author of the Blood Legacy series). So what if you picked up some historical inaccuracies (and flat-out myths) in history class. Your Brain on Facts is here to teach and reteach readers relevant trivia. It explains surprising science in simple language, gives the unexpected origins of pop culture classics, and reveals important titbits related to current issues. Get ready for trivia night done right. Inside, find true facts, strange facts, and just plain weird facts. Your Brain on Facts features general trivia questions and answers, offering science, art, technology, medicine, music, and history trivia to brainiacs everywhere. Learn: What’s the language of the stateless nation in the Pyrenees mountains Where the world-changing birth control pill was tested Who wrote lyrics for the Star Trek theme song that were never used “A fun collection of facts that will leave you full of information you never knew you needed to know!” —Sophie Stirling, author of We Did That? “I’ve been a fan of Moxie’s Twitter feed for a while now . . . but it’s even nicer to have all of these delightful facts and stories packaged in book form! Thumb through the pages, pause anywhere, and I’m certain you’ll find something that not only tickles your brain, but makes you smile too.” —Mangesh Hattikudur, co-founder of Mental Floss “Moxie is a relentless and excellent purveyor of hidden history and long-lost facts. Read enough of this book and you’ll be the most popular person at any cocktail party!” —Alicia Alvrez, author of The Big Book of Women’s Trivia

The Cosmopolitan

The Cosmopolitan
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1893
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: American literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cosmopolitan Book Excerpt:

Lawbreaking Ladies

Lawbreaking Ladies
Author: Erika Owen
Publsiher: Tiller Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2021-03-23
ISBN: 1982147083
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lawbreaking Ladies Book Excerpt:

Discover 50 fascinating tales of female pirates, fraudsters, gamblers, bootleggers, serial killers, madams, and outlaws in this illustrated book of lawbreaking and legendary women throughout the ages. Many of us are familiar with the popular slogan “Well-behaved women seldom make history.” But that adage is taken to the next level in this book, which looks at women from the past who weren’t afraid to break the law or challenge gender norms. From pirates to madams, gamblers to bootleggers, and serial killers to outlaws, women throughout the ages haven’t always decided to be sugar, spice, and everything nice. In Lawbreaking Ladies, author Erika Owen tells the stories of 50 remarkable women whose rebellious and often criminal acts ought to solidify their place in history, including: - The swashbuckling pirate Ching Shih - “Queen of the Bootleggers” Gloria de Casares - The Prohibition-era gangster Stephanie Saint-Clair - And a band of prisoners who came to be known as the Goree Girls The perfect gift for true crime fans and lovers of little-known women’s history, Lawbreaking Ladies serves as an engaging and informative guide to gals who were daring, defiant, and sometimes downright dangerous.

Memorialising Premodern Monarchs

Memorialising Premodern Monarchs
Author: Gabrielle Storey
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 327
Release: 2021-11-22
ISBN: 3030841308
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Memorialising Premodern Monarchs Book Excerpt:

This book examines the legacies and depictions of monarchs in an international context, focusing on both self-representation and commemoration by others. Spanning ancient India through to eighteenth-century Russia, this volume offers several case studies to demonstrate trends and patterns in how different societies chose to commemorate and remember their rulers in a variety of mediums. Contributions highlight several lesser known rulers, alongside more famous ones such as Henry VIII of England, to develop a deeper understanding of how memory and monarchy functioned when drawn together. Memorialising Premodern Monarchs brings to the fore the importance of memory and memorialisation when considering the legacies and records of past rulers and their societies, and allows a deeper reflection on how these rulers live on through the historical record and popular culture.

Fan Phenomena Disney

Fan Phenomena  Disney
Author: Sabrina Mittermeier
Publsiher: Intellect Books
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2023-01-20
ISBN: 1789386799
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fan Phenomena Disney Book Excerpt:

Fan Phenomena: Disney collects essays on Disney fans, spanning a variety of media (such as film, television, novels, stage productions and theme parks) and different fannish approaches (cosplay, fan art), as well as the company's reactions to them. It is a timely intervention that deals with crucial issues such as race and racism within the Disney fandom and in Disney texts, the role of queerness, the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and the advent of the streaming service Disney+. The authors come from variety of disciplines, such as cultural and media studies, marketing and communications, cultural history or theatre and performance studies, and include both leading experts in fan and Disney studies, as well as emerging voices in these fields, plus interviews with fan practitioners. It will be popular with scholars of cultural studies, cultural history, media studies, fan studies; Disney fans, and students at any level

The Tale of Princess Fatima Warrior Woman

The Tale of Princess Fatima  Warrior Woman
Author: Melanie Magidow
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2021-08-03
ISBN: 0525506039
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Tale of Princess Fatima Warrior Woman Book Excerpt:

Published in English for the first time, and the only Arabic epic named for a woman, The Tale of Princess Fatima recounts the thrilling adventures of a legendary medieval warrior universally known throughout the Middle East and long overdue to join world literature's pantheon of female heroes. A Penguin Classic A fearsome, sword-slinging heroine who defeated countless men in stealth attacks on horseback, Dhat al-Himma, or Princess Fatima, was secretly given away at birth because she wasn't male, only to triumph as the most formidable warrior of her time. Known alternately as "she-wolf," "woman of high resolve," and "calamity of the soul," she lives on in this rousing narrative of female empowerment, in which she leads armies of more than seventy thousand men in clashes between rival tribes and between Muslims and Christians; reconciles with her father after taking him prisoner; and fends off her infatuated cousin, who challenges her to a battle for the right to marry her. Though her cousin suffers an ignominious defeat, he impregnates Fatima against her will and, when she gives birth to a Black son, disowns his own son, who also grows up to be a great warrior, eventually avenging his mother's honor. The epic culminates in a showdown between Fatima and another formidable warrior woman, and earns Fatima a place alongside the likes of Circe, Mulan, Wonder Woman, Katniss Everdeen and other powerful women.

She Kills Me

She Kills Me
Author: Jennifer Wright
Publsiher: Abrams
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2021-09-28
ISBN: 1647000009
Category: True Crime
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

She Kills Me Book Excerpt:

A powerful collection of stories about women who murdered—for revenge, for love, and even for pleasure—rife with historical details that will have any true crime junkie on the edge of their seat In every tragic story, men are expected to be the killers. There are countless studies and works of art made about male violence. However, when women are featured in stories about murder, they are rarely portrayed as predators. They’re the prey. This common dynamic is one of the reasons that women are so enthralled by female murderers. They do the things that women aren’t supposed to do and live the lives that women aren’t supposed to want: lives that are impulsive and angry and messy and inconvenient. Maybe we feel bad about loving them, but we eat it up just the same. Residing squarely in the middle of a Venn diagram of feminism and true crime, She Kills Me tells the story of 40 women who murdered out of necessity, fear, revenge, and even for pleasure.

Women Warriors

Women Warriors
Author: Elizabeth Schmermund
Publsiher: Enslow Publishing, LLC
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2016-12-15
ISBN: 0766081524
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women Warriors Book Excerpt:

Although war has long been considered the domain of men, women have courageously fought for their families, their nations, and their causes—whether on the battlefield or off. The women profiled in this inspiring resource have proven that courage doesn’t have a gender and that fighting for a just cause is very much a woman’s issue. Also included are chapter notes, a glossary, a further reading section containing books and websites, and an index.

Curious Cases True Crime for Kids

Curious Cases  True Crime for Kids
Author: Rebecca Valley
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2022-09-13
ISBN: 1646043847
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Curious Cases True Crime for Kids Book Excerpt:

Introduce middle-grade readers to the intriguing and exciting history of true crime, including capers, stories, unsolved crimes, daring escapes, famous art heists, and much more, in this first-ever true crime book specifically for kids. True crime is a genre that captures readers of all ages, but oftentimes the stories are too intense—even for kids who love spooky books and movies. Curious Cases: True Crime for Kids presents a slew of fascinating stories that are all age-appropriate, including: -The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum theft -The cold case of D. B. Cooper -The disappearance of Masterpiece the poodle -Two brothers' cunning escape from Alcatraz -Sherlock Holmes and the Fairy Photographs -Real-life Ghostbusters -and much more! Plus, kids will love the breakdowns of some of the most iconic pop culture detectives and mystery writers like Agatha Christie. The book even includes some fun forensic science activities that kids can do at home to help them better understand how evidence is found and how mysteries can be solved.

Historical Serial Killers

Historical Serial Killers
Author: Don Rauf
Publsiher: Enslow Publishing, LLC
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2015-12-15
ISBN: 0766072916
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Historical Serial Killers Book Excerpt:

Containing profiles of several of the most famous serial killers throughout history such as Jack the Ripper and H. H. Holmes, this in-depth analysis of the killers’ minds, behavior, and actions will surely intrigue any psychology student. Comprehensive text explains the life and crimes of these prolific killers from history, and a personality disorder self-assessment quiz will give readers insight into psychopathy—the most common psychological condition for serial killers.

Female Serial Killers

Female Serial Killers
Author: Don Rauf
Publsiher: Enslow Publishing, LLC
Total Pages: 146
Release: 2015-12-15
ISBN: 0766072886
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Female Serial Killers Book Excerpt:

From Lady Elizabeth Bathory to Bell Gunness to Aileen Wuornos, this book takes an in-depth approach to evaluating the life and crimes of some of the world’s most vicious women, who are grouped into chapters by psychological type. Readers can also take a personality disorder self-assessment quiz to learn more about psychopathy—the most common psychological condition for serial killers.

Literature Suppressed on Social Grounds Fourth Edition

Literature Suppressed on Social Grounds  Fourth Edition
Author: Dawn Sova
Publsiher: Infobase Holdings, Inc
Total Pages: 844
Release: 2019-08-01
ISBN: 1438149921
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Literature Suppressed on Social Grounds Fourth Edition Book Excerpt:

Literature Suppressed on Social Grounds, Fourth Edition discusses the many works that have been banned over the centuries because they offended or merely ignored official truths; challenged widely held assumptions; or contained ideas or language unacceptable to a state, religious institution, or private moral watchdog. Entries include: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (Sherman Alexie) Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Mark Twain) The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle) Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Lewis Carroll) Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl (Anne Frank) As I Lay Dying (William Faulkner) Beloved (Toni Morrison) The Color Purple (Alice Walker) Drama (Raina Telgemeier) Fahrenheit 451 (Ray Bradbury) The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald) Howl and Other Poems (Allen Ginsberg) I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Maya Angelou) The Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini) One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Ken Kesey) Of Mice and Men (John Steinbeck) To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee) and more.

Teaching and Reading New Adult Literature in High School and College

Teaching and Reading New Adult Literature in High School and College
Author: Sharon Kane
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 221
Release: 2022-11-10
ISBN: 100068895X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teaching and Reading New Adult Literature in High School and College Book Excerpt:

An introduction to the rapidly growing category of New Adult (NA) literature, this text provides a roadmap to understanding and introducing NA books to young people in high school, college, libraries, and other settings. As a window into the experiences and unique challenges that young and new adults encounter, New Adult literature intersects with but is distinct from Young Adult literature. This rich resource provides a framework, methods, and plentiful reading recommendations by genre, theme, and discipline on New Adult literature. Starting with a definition of New Adult literature, Kane demonstrates how the inclusion of NA literature helps support and encourage a love of reading. Chapters address important topics that are relevant to young people, including post-high school life, early careers, relationships, activism, and social change. Each chapter features text sets, instructional strategies, writing prompts, and activities to invite and encourage young people to be reflective and engaged in responding to thought-provoking texts. A welcome text for professors of literacy and literature instruction, first-year college instructors, researchers, librarians, and educators, this book provides new ways to assist students as they embark upon the next stage of their lives and is essential reading for courses on teaching literature.

Troubled Memories

Troubled Memories
Author: Oswaldo Estrada
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2018-10-01
ISBN: 1438471890
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Troubled Memories Book Excerpt:

Analyzes literary and cultural representations of iconic Mexican women to explore how these reimaginings can undermine or perpetuate gender norms in contemporary Mexico. In Troubled Memories, Oswaldo Estrada traces the literary and cultural representations of several iconic Mexican women produced in the midst of neoliberalism, gender debates, and the widespread commodification of cultural memory. He examines recent fictionalizations of Malinche, Hernán Cortés’s indigenous translator during the Conquest of Mexico; Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, the famous Baroque intellectual of New Spain; Leona Vicario, a supporter of the Mexican War of Independence; the soldaderas of the Mexican Revolution; and Frida Kahlo, the tormented painter of the twentieth century. Long associated with gendered archetypes and symbols, these women have achieved mythical status in Mexican culture and continue to play a complex role in Mexican literature. Focusing on contemporary novels, plays, and chronicles in connection to films, television series, and corridos of the Mexican Revolution, Estrada interrogates how and why authors repeatedly recreate the lives of these historical women from contemporary perspectives, often generating hybrid narratives that fuse history, memory, and fiction. In so doing, he reveals the innovative and sometimes troublesome ways in which authors can challenge or perpetuate gendered conventions of writing women’s lives. “A leading scholar on gender and literature, Oswaldo Estrada delivers a thorough, rigorous, and exciting account on the persistence of female icons in contemporary culture. Steeped in his deep knowledge of Mexico’s cultural history, Estrada’s book is a key contribution to questions of gender, iconicity, and the interrelations between popular and literary culture—a must read for scholars and students.” — Ignacio M. Sánchez Prado, author of Strategic Occidentalism: On Mexican Fiction, the Neoliberal Book Market, and the Question of World Literature “By studying the way some of the most prominent female Mexican icons of all time have been reimagined in contemporary fiction and transformed into objects of consumerism, symbols of national identity, and memories of the past, this book fills a dire need in the Mexican studies field. The scholarship is exemplary, the style is impeccable, and reading the author is a pleasure.” — Patricia Saldarriaga, Middlebury College

No One Stood Up When I Entered the Room

No One Stood Up When I Entered the Room
Author: Linda Patten
Publsiher: Gatekeeper Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2019-11-07
ISBN: 1642378305
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

No One Stood Up When I Entered the Room Book Excerpt:

How do you bring out the extraordinary leader within you for maximum influence and impact? “Through Comfluential Leadership,” says Linda Patten, Leadership Expert and Trainer, in this powerful book that will turn on its head your idea of what leadership truly looks like. What limits the potential for both women and men leaders is an outdated leadership model that no longer works to meet the demands of today’s, or tomorrow’s, world. No One Stood Up When I Entered the Room: One Woman’s Journey from Command to True Leadership isn’t just a textbook on leadership skills, although it deserves a place on every woman’s bookshelf and every women’s studies/business leadership course syllabus. It’s also the journey of one woman who is uniquely qualified to tell the story of a female leader in a man’s world, a remarkable story peppered throughout the book with candor, humor, and wisdom. This book is both a cautionary tale and guidebook for any woman in leadership today. In these pages, you’ll learn: --- Why hundreds of years of the “masculine leadership model” is no longer working - neither for women nor men. --- About “gender heritage:” why women don’t call themselves leaders, ask for a raise, or get the jobs they want. --- What the true qualities of embodied leadership are, and how you can get them. --- A new kind of leadership for today’s leaders and the generations to come, that can change the very fabric of our world for the better. If you are a woman in the military, C-suite executive, political office holder, changemaker or homemaker (or a man who loves them), you will relate to Linda’s personal stories and the challenges she faced as a woman officer in the military, C-suite exec in banking, and “planet Entrepreneur.” She sheds light on how women can use their unique talents of command and influence to become more effective, fully-expressed, powerful leaders and changemakers.. If Brené Brown, Madeleine Albright, and Rebecca Solnit speak to you, then this book will be a great read. This author speaks out on women’s gender heritage around leadership, money, and misogyny; and how a stale leadership model has us struggling to lead our lives and careers. She also offers solutions: insights, practices, and action steps to help you shift into a new level of holistic, embodied leadership. This bestselling author, speaker, radio host, and expert in all things leadership challenges you to “dare to lead,” and gives you the practicals tools to do so, whether you are leading your family, community, business, country, or global-level change movement.

Elizabeth B thory

Elizabeth B  thory
Author: Jill Keppeler
Publsiher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP
Total Pages: 34
Release: 2016-07-15
ISBN: 1482447851
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Elizabeth B thory Book Excerpt:

Sixteenth-century Hungarian noblewoman Elizabeth Báthory became known as the Blood Countess after being accused of torturing and killing numerous young women. She was never convicted of these crimes, but accounts of her life became intertwined with bloody folklore. Some say she bathed in her victims’ blood to stay young! This gripping biography relates the fascinating facts and the gruesome and grisly tales that hound this woman’s legacy. Sidebars, fact boxes, and photographs and illustrations provide more information about Báthory as well as the time in which she lived.