Gathering together a diverse set of some famous, some infamous, some forgotten, and some virtually unknown figures from history and myth, from all over the globe, this book presents the female role models we never knew we needed. Yes, there are are a few princesses, but there are also pirates, spies, journalists, activists, concubines, empresses, ninjas, pilots, samurais, mathematicians, sword-slingers, and warlords too.
I got my used copy of Rejected Princesses today in the mail and I´m looking forward to learn something new about some kick-ass ladies. And the dedication is adorable:
"Dedicated to my mother, the strongest woman the world. You carved a space for yourself out of a world that offers strong women no quarter. Then, out of everything you could have been, you choose to be my mom. I hope I can live up to you."