Jason Porath

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Friday, November 18, 2016 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Ave.
Louisville, KY 40206

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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.

Jason Porath has previously worked in the animation industry on films How to Train Your Dragon 2, The Croods, and Kung Fu Panda 2. Upon leaving the animation industry he started the Rejected Princesses blog. After going viral and has sense been adapted into the wildly popular book "celebrating women of history and myth who were too awesome, awful, or offbeat for the animated princess treatment." Becoming an instant Best Seller in Women and Gender Studies. He grew up in Kentucky with seven brothers and a mother he calls a saint. He now lives in Los Angeles.

Rejected Princesses: Tales of History's Boldest Heroines, Hellions, and Heretics Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062405371
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Published: Dey Street Books - October 25th, 2016

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 . . .

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