At a time when women leaders are in the news, it’s good to remember that women have always led nations and even armies. In this collection of true stories from ancient history, kids learn about fierce queens who were not afraid to slay in defense of their queendoms. From Egypt (Hatshepsut) to Britian (Boudicca), from Turkey/Greece (Artemisia) to Vietnam (the Trung Sisters), from Nubia (Armanirenas) to Syria (Zenobia), these brilliant and powerful women dazzled with military strength and political savvy. Perfect for kids who love mythology and history and an excellent resource for ancient civilization and Latin language classes. Note to Latin teachers: Artemisia, Armanirenas, Boudicca and Zenobia all tangled with the ancient Greek/Roman world.
Kendare Blake, #1 NYT Bestselling Author of the Three Dark Crowns Series: “Warrior Queens is a wonderful profile of irrepressible women, some of whom history has overlooked. The snappy narrative style and perfect use of puns makes it clear that the author not only knows, but admires these queens. It’s a great reminder that even in ancient times, women (and often teen women!) knew how to push back.”
School Library Journal/Curriculum Connection: “It is interesting to compare the stories of women with strong voices from history just as women today are developing strong voices of their own.”
Kirkus: “All stories worth knowing.”