Not One Damsel in Distress
These 13 folktales have one thing in common: brainy, brawny, brave heroines - and not one damsel in distress! Jane Yolen wrote this as she had no female role models like this when she was growing up. From Bradamante, the fierce knight, to Li Chi, the Chinese girl who slays a dreaded serpent and saves her town, to The Girl and the Puma, these heroines use their cunning, wisdom, and strength to succeed. Drawing from diverse cultures all across the world, author Jane Yolen celebrates the smart, strong, and sassy heroines of legend and lore. Ages 8-15 ish
Published by Harcourt, 2000.