Bad Girls Throughout History: 100 Remarkable Women Who Changed the World (Hardcover)
Aphra Behn, first female professional writer. Sojourner Truth, activist and abolitionist. Ada Lovelace, first computer programmer. Marie Curie, first woman to win the Nobel Prize. Joan Jett, godmother of punk. The 100 revolutionary women highlighted in this gorgeously illustrated book were bad in the best sense of the word: they challenged the status quo and changed the rules for all who followed. From pirates to artists, warriors, daredevils, scientists, activists, and spies, the accomplishments of these incredible women vary as much as the eras and places in which they effected change. Featuring bold watercolor portraits and illuminating essays by Ann Shen, Bad Girls Throughout History is a distinctive, gift-worthy tribute.
About the Author
Ann Shen is an illustrator and graphic designer whose bright, colorful style has been put to work all over the world. She lives in Los Angeles.
"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