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Fearless Girls, Wise Women & Beloved Sisters: Heroines in Folktales from Around the World

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A definitive sourcebook of folktales and fairy tales and the first of its kind to feature a variety of multicultural heroines. Dismayed by the predominance of male protagonists in her daughters' books, Kathleen Ragan set out to collect the stories of our forgotten heroines: courageous mothers, clever young girls, and warrior women who save villages from monsters, rule wisely over kingdoms, and outwit judges, kings, and tigers.

Gathered from around the world, from regions as diverse as sub-Saharan Africa and Western Europe, from North and South American Indian cultures and New World settlers, from Asia and the Middle East, these 100 folktales each celebrate strong, courageous, and wise heroines.

For more empowering fairy tales and folktales starring girls and women, visit A Mighty Girl's Fairy Tale / Folktale section or, for stories about independent-minded fairy tale princesses, visit our Ultimate Guide to the Independent Princess.

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Fearless Girls, Wise Women, and Beloved Sisters is for all women who are searching to define who they are, to redefine the world and shape their collective sensibility. It is for men who want to know more about what it means to be a woman. It is for our daughters and our sons, so that they can learn to value all kinds of courage, courage in battle and the courage of love. It is for all of us to help build a more just vision of woman. Fearless Girls, Wise Women, and Beloved Sisters breaks new ground by reexamining our notions about heroism.

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Recommended Age 9 and up
Special Features Mighty Girl Top Picks
Author Kathleen Ragan
ISBN 0393320464
Publication Date May 1, 2000
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Language English