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Title Bad girls : sirens, Jezebels, murderesses, thieves, & other female villains / Jane Yolen and Heidi E. Y. Stemple ; illustrated by Rebecca Guay.
Author Yolen, Jane.
Publication Watertown, MA : Charlesbridge, [2013]
Copyright date ©2013
Description 1 online resource (vii, 163 pages) : color illustrations.
text file
Call # eBOOK
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 148-157) and index.
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 Bathory (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 (1850-1909), 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.
Summary "Meet twenty-six of history's most notorious women. Each bad girl has a rotten reputation, but there are two sides to every tale."
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.
Note Description based on print version record.
Subject Female offenders -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Femmes fatales -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Women murderers -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Female offenders. (OCoLC)fst00922629
Femmes fatales. (OCoLC)fst00922841
Women murderers. (OCoLC)fst01178169
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / General.
Law & Crime.
Genre Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
Juvenile works. (OCoLC)fst01411637
Electronic books.
Addl. Author Stemple, Heidi E. Y.
OverDrive, Inc.
Related To Print version: Yolen, Jane. Bad girls 9781580891851 (DLC) 2012000783 (OCoLC)772774139
ISBN 9781607345381 (electronic bk.)
1607345382 (electronic bk.)

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