The author of Rejected Princesses returns with an inspiring, fully illustrated guide that brings together the fiercest mothers in historyreal life matriarchs who gave everything to protect all they loved.Mothers possess the "maternal instinct"an innate fierceness that drives them to nurture, safeguard, fight, and sacrifice for the most important things that matter to them. For some mothers, its their children. For others, its artistic expression, invention, social cause, or even a nation that they helped to birth. In Tough Mothers, Jason Porath brings his wisdom and wit to bear on fifty fascinating matriarchs.In concise, deeply researched vignettes, accompanied by charming illustrations, Porath illuminates these fearsome women, explores their lives, and pays tribute to their accomplishments. Here are famous women as well as lesser known figures from around the globe who have left their indelible mark as they changed the course of history, including:The Mother Who Sued to Save Her Children from SlaverySojourner TruthThe Mother of Rock n RollSister Rosetta TharpeThe Mother of Holocaust ChildrenIrena SendlerThe Mothers of The Dominican RepublicThe Mirabal SistersThe Mother of Yemens Golden AgeArwa al-SulayhiA celebration of motherhood and female achievement, Tough Mothers reminds us of the power of women to transform our lives and our world....
|Title||:||Tough Mothers: Amazing Stories of History’s Mightiest Matriarchs|
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Tough Mothers: Amazing Stories of History’s Mightiest Matriarchs Reviews
For me the history felt dumbed down and the attempt at humor was very humorless.
Wow. I'm so glad I preordered this. While some of the entries I had read before, there was a lot that was new in this book (I mean, they were all newly in print- previous entries had simply shown up on rejectedprincesses.com). I will definitely be picking this one up again and again to reference various Matriarchs for some inspiration (or warnings- gosh!). Either way, it's always interesting to read Jason Porath- he's got a fun voice in his descriptions that keeps heavy subjects from getting too ...more
Just as amazing and eye-opening as I'd hoped. Please, Porath, continue this tremendous series!!! These stories take a global perspective, finding women from across the globe and throughout history and illuminating their lives and actions. Porath also brings a healthy amount of skepticism to the way these women have often been portrayed, refreshing when compared to so many people who would believe the worst of a ludicrous rumor about a woman, rather than a horrible truth about a man.
cool book, lots of great info. passing on to my mom for mother's day!
Wow! I knew of a few of the women in this volume, but many I had never heard of in my life. This is fascinating reading. The author wisely took the wind out of censors' sails by organizing the short biographies by maturity level. I'm definitely holding onto this copy since it is very personally autographed to me! (The author drew a cartoon of Joan of Arc once he learned my name!) I can see hesitating over handing this to all high school students: the Level 5 as well as the Level 4 biographies ar ...more