September 20, 2018

#BookReview: Tough Mothers: Amazing Stories of History’s Mightiest Matriarchs by Jason Porath

About the Book:

The author of Rejected Princesses returns with an inspiring, fully illustrated guide that brings together the fiercest mothers in history—real 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, it’s their children. For others, it’s 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 Slavery—Sojourner Truth
The Mother of Rock n’ Roll—Sister Rosetta Tharpe
The Mother of Holocaust Children—Irena Sendler
The Mothers of The Dominican Republic—The Mirabal Sisters
The Mother of Yemen’s Golden Age—Arwa al-Sulayhi
A celebration of motherhood and female achievement, Tough Mothers reminds us of the power of women to transform our lives and our world.

About the Author:  In a past life, Jason Porath used to work on animated movies such as How to Train Your Dragon 2, Megamind, and The Croods. Upon leaving the animation industry, he started Rejected Princesses: a blog celebrating women of history and myth who were too awesome, awful, or offbeat for the animated princess treatment. It went viral, there's a book, and the rest is history.

Jason lives in Los Angeles, enjoys exploring abandoned buildings, and sings a lot of karaoke.
Reviewed By: Jessica P. 
Publisher: Dey Street Books
Recommended Age: Adult 
Genre: Non Fiction 
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My Review: This one just didn't work for me. I thought I was getting retellings of older mother stories but what I found were stories of every day people who were mothers. Which is fine but for me it fell a little flat and was a little out there.  I could not finish this one. 

Do I Recommend this book? This book was WEIRD 

Go Into This One Knowing:  Weird, Strange

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