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Bad girls : sirens, Jezebels, murderesses, thieves, & other female villains

Author: Jane Yolen; Heidi E Y Stemple
Publisher: Watertown, MA : Charlesbridge, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Meet twenty-six of history's most notorious women. Each bad girl has a rotten reputation, but there are two sides to every tale."--Amazon.com.

Harlot or hero? Liar or lady? There are two sides to every story. Meet twenty-six of history's most notorious women, and debate alongside authors Yolen and Stemple--who appear in the book as themselves in a series of comic panels--as to each girl's guilt or innocence.

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Genre/Form: Biography
Juvenile works
Biography Juvenile literature
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jane Yolen; Heidi E Y Stemple
ISBN: 9781580891851 1580891853
OCLC Number: 772774139
Description: vii, 163 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Bad, mad, or thoroughly rotten --
Delilah (circa 110 BCE), a mere snip of a girl --
Jezebel (9th century BCE), a perfectly bad queen --
Cleopatra (69-30 BCE), the queen of denial --
Salome (circa 14-71 CE), a little strip of a girl --
Anne Boleyn (circa 1500-1536), she lost her head for love --
Bloody Mary (1516-1558), a woman of burning faith --
Elisabeth Báthory (1560-1614), Countess Bloodbath --
Moll Cutpurse (circa 1584-1659), high directress of the Black Dogs --
Tituba (circa 1670s-?), one witchy woman --
Anne Bonney (late 1600s-1720s) and Mary Read, pirates in petticoats --
Peggy Shippen Arnold (1760-1804), bride of treason --
Catherine the Great (1729-1796), queen of coups --
Rose O'Neal Greenhow (1817-1864), the rebel rose --
Belle Starr (1848-1889), belle of the bad-boy ball --
Calamity Jane (circa 1852-1903), courtin' calamity --
Lizzie Bordon (1860-1927), one whacky woman --
Madame Alexe Popova (1850s-1909), she popped over three hundred --
Pearl Hart (circa 1871-1925), mama's wild child --
Typhoid Mary (1869-1938), a cook without a conscience --
Mata Hari (1876-1917), the spy who loved everyone --
Ma Barker (circa 1873-1935), mother knows worst --
Beulah Annan (circa 1901-1928) and Belva Gaertner (circa 1885-1965), Chicago's merry murderesses --
Bonnie Parker (1910-1934), Clyde's girl --
Virginia Hill (1916-1966), gangster girlfriend --
Conclusion: Modern times and changing gender roles.
Responsibility: Jane Yolen and Heidi E. Y. Stemple ; illustrated by Rebecca Guay.

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"Meet twenty-six of history's most notorious women. Each bad girl has a rotten reputation, but there are two sides to every tale."--Amazon.com.

Harlot or hero? Liar or lady? There are two sides to every story. Meet twenty-six of history's most notorious women, and debate alongside authors Yolen and Stemple--who appear in the book as themselves in a series of comic panels--as to each girl's guilt or innocence.

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