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Bad Girls Throughout History

100 Remarkable Women Who Changed the World

By Ann Shen

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Format: Hardcover, 216 pages
Other Information: Illustrated
Published In: United States, 01 September 2016
Bad Girls Throughout History is a vibrantly illustrated volume featuring 100 women who were bad in the best sense of the word: they challenged the status quo and changed the rules for all who followed. Each entry features a portrait rendered in author Ann Shen's distinctive, bold watercolor style and a brief essay highlighting the woman's notable achievements. Organized chronologically, the collection features bad girls from a range of places, eras, ethnicities, and fields - from Aphra Behn (first female professional writer) to Sojourner Truth (activist and abolitionist), Ada Lovelace (the first computer programmer), Marie Currie (first woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize), Joan Jett (the Godmother of punk), and many, many more!

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Ann Shen is an illustrator and graphic designer based in Los Angeles. Her bright, colorful style has been put to work on everything from young adult book covers to fashion doll packaging designs. Her illustration work has been featured on BuzzFeed, DesignWorkLife, The Fox Is Black, DesignLoveFest, Oh Joy!, and Grazia, to name a few. Other clients include HarperCollins, the New York Times, Huffington Post, Anthropologie, and Mattel. She lives in Los Angeles.

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"For her first book, illustrator and graphic designer Ann Shen painted 100 women who defied rules throughout history. Her watercolor portraits and accompanying essays depict famously celebrated women (Maya Angelou, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Oprah) as well as those with more obscure stories: She draws Annie Edson Taylor, an adventurer who became the first person to survive a trip over Niagara Falls (in a barrel, at age 63), and the 19th-century pirate captain Ching Shih, who terrorized the British empire while commanding more than 1,500 ships on the China Sea." - NYMag.com The Cut "From Joan of Arc and Jane Austen, to more modern trailblazers like Angela Davis and Tina Fey, Bad Girls Throughout History: 100 Remarkable Women Who Changed the World includes ONE HUNDRED (!!!!) women who will no doubt inspire you, as well as remind you that women RULE." - HelloGiggles.com "Book, I'm going to go ahead and give you an A+ here-you are just delightful in every sense of the word. I loved learning about new-to-me historical women, I loved your art, and I loved the way you introduced us all with insouciance and wit. Go straight to the top of the class!" - ForeverYoungAdult.com "Working from the Laurel Thatcher Ulrich adage "Well-behaved women seldom make history," this is a gorgeously illustrated collection of short bios about famous and lesser-known historical figures, including Anna May Wong, the first Asian-American movie star, and Aphra Behn, the first female professional writer." - BookRiot.com "Bad Girls Throughout History tells the story of amazing women who broke the social shackles and played their roles in changing the world for the better. Ann Shen shows women can play great roles in history only after going against the prevailing social norms. The women who changed this world were considered bad by their contemporaries. It is a very important addition to the existing literature on women studies and feminism." - Sarah Kahn, Washington Book Review -Bad Girls Throughout History tells the story of amazing women who broke the social shackles and played their roles in changing the world for the better. Ann Shen shows women can play great roles in history only after going against the prevailing social norms. The women who changed this world were considered bad by their contemporaries. It is a very important addition to the existing literature on women studies and feminism.- - Sarah Kahn, Washington Book Review -Working from the Laurel Thatcher Ulrich adage -Well-behaved women seldom make history,- this is a gorgeously illustrated collection of short bios about famous and lesser-known historical figures, including Anna May Wong, the first Asian-American movie star, and Aphra Behn, the first female professional writer.- - BookRiot.com -From Joan of Arc and Jane Austen, to more modern trailblazers like Angela Davis and Tina Fey, Bad Girls Throughout History: 100 Remarkable Women Who Changed the World includes ONE HUNDRED (!!!!) women who will no doubt inspire you, as well as remind you that women RULE.- - HelloGiggles.com -For her first book, illustrator and graphic designer Ann Shen painted 100 women who defied rules throughout history. Her watercolor portraits and accompanying essays depict famously celebrated women (Maya Angelou, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Oprah) as well as those with more obscure stories: She draws Annie Edson Taylor, an adventurer who became the first person to survive a trip over Niagara Falls (in a barrel, at age 63), and the 19th-century pirate captain Ching Shih, who terrorized the British empire while commanding more than 1,500 ships on the China Sea.- - NYMag.com The Cut -Book, I'm going to go ahead and give you an A+ here-you are just delightful in every sense of the word. I loved learning about new-to-me historical women, I loved your art, and I loved the way you introduced us all with insouciance and wit. Go straight to the top of the class!- - ForeverYoungAdult.com -Book, I'm going to go ahead and give you an A] here-you are just delightful in every sense of the word. I loved learning about new-to-me historical women, I loved your art, and I loved the way you introduced us all with insouciance and wit. Go straight to the top of the class!- - ForeverYoungAdult.com

EAN: 9781452153933
ISBN: 1452153930
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Dimensions: 23.11 x 19.56 x 2.29 centimetres (0.46 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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