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....
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Tough Mothers: Amazing Stories of History’s Mightiest Matriarchs Reviews
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Jason Porath's Tough Mothers: Amazing Stories of History’s Mightiest Matriarchs (April 3, 2018 from Day Street/Harper Collins #partner) is "an inspiring, fully illustrated guide that brings together the fiercest mothers in history—real life matriarchs who gave everything to protect all they loved."
This fully illustrated anthology features fifty fascinating matriarchs from "all corners of the globe and span from ancient times to modern day." The Mother Who In ...more
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
Tough Mothers: Amazing Stories of History's Mightiest Matriarchs by Jason Porath turns the seemingly stereotypical mothers as only passive, gentle, and loving on its head. Instead this book pays homage to a collection of the fiercest mothers in history with real life matriarchs who gave everything to protect all they loved. In some cases, their innate fierceness of "maternal instinct" drives them to nurture, safeguard, fight, and sacrifice for the most important things that matter to them. For s ...more
I consider myself extremely lucky for stumbling over this book. I was staying with a friend for a few nights and noticed it on her coffee table. She had loved it and invited me to read while I was visiting.
Through Porath I met many new, fascinating women. Now I MUST visit his book about “Rejected Princesses.”
This book celebrates the impact we make on the world.
Really great book! (A little less so than the first, if only because I've read the majority of the entries on the site, I was expecting more new content.)
The amount of information in this book is just awesome. There seems to be a booming trend of "Kickass Women" books, (which is amazing, don't get me wrong), but the majority of said books put more focus on the art than the facts or writing quality.
I also really enjoy this series because the author points out some of the women's nastier qualities ...more
This book was informative and enlightening. I enjoyed the wide range of diverse strong women and the peek into their lives very much. I have been a fan of the Rejected Princess’s Blog for some time now and when I saw this book I grabbed it.
The problems I ran into with the entries was the authors comments through out the book were a little distracting and most of the entries seemed short and quick. I also felt like there was a lot of information left out and so I plan on doing further reading an ...more