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Bad Girls: Sirens, Jezebels, Murderesses, Thieves, and Other Female Villains [Hardcover]

Jane Yolen , Heidi E. Y. Stemple

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10 Mar 2013
"Meet twenty-six of history's most notorious women. Each bad girl has a rotten reputation, but there are two sides to every tale. Decide whether Tituba was really a conspiring witch or just a humble housemaid. Analyze the evidence stacked for and against Lizzie Borden. And what made the brazen Cleopatra so dishonorable . . . or honorable? Each chapter ends with comic panels featuring caricatures of the authors discussing the women, with Heidi arguing as the prosecution and Jane arguing for context. "

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  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing,U.S. (10 Mar 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1580891853
  • ISBN-13: 978-1580891851
  • Product Dimensions: 23.4 x 16.4 x 2.1 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,532,594 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4.0 out of 5 stars Bad Girls 10 Jun 2013
By Nicole Marquis - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
Nonfiction
Recommended for grades 6+

I was reading this the other day when my friend poked the cover and said: "Jane Yolen, as in Owl Moon?" It goes without saying (though I'm saying it anyway), Jane Yolen can't be pigeonholed. In this interesting creation Yolen and her daughter team up to explore some 26 Bad Girls from around the world. 2011's How They Croaked: The Awful Ends of the Awfully Famous by Georgia Bragg and Kevin O'Malley shares a similar format with Bad Girls. Both books have short nonfiction (with pizazz) chapters on particular historical figures. Both books share the not so glamorous sides of those public figures, and both books are incredibly fun to read!
Each chapter is dedicated to one or two bad girls, and what follows is a short comic depicting mother Yolen and daughter Yolen debating the accused bad girl of her guilt or innocence, though it's never as clear as one or the other.
My only qualm about rating this book so highly is that I don't think it truly delves deeply into any one of the bad girls' lives. I knew a lot more about some of these women than others, and because of that some chapters interested and informed me, while others made me want to say, wait a minute, there's more to this story!
4.0 out of 5 stars I loved it 2 Feb 2014
By Heidi Spinner - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I chose this rating because it really made me think about if these girls were actually bad, or just misunderstood.
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