Legendary Ladies

50 Goddesses to empower and inspire you

My second book with Chronicle Books, Legendary Ladies: 50 Goddesses to Empower and Inspire You, published April 2018.

From the publisher:
"From the beloved author and artist behind Bad Girls Throughout History comes this lushly illustrated book of goddesses from around the world. Aphrodite, the Greek goddess whose love overcame mortality. Mazu, the Chinese deity who safely guides travelers home. Lakshmi, the Hindu provider of fortune and prosperity. These powerful deities and many more are celebrated in gorgeous artwork and enlightening essays that explore the feminine divine and encourage readers to empower themselves. Ann Shen's signature watercolors make Legendary Ladies a unique, gift-worthy homage to the mighty women within."

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Bad Girls throughout history

100 remarkable women
who changed the world

My first book with Chronicle Books, published September 6, 2016.

From the publisher:
"Aphra Behn, first female professional writer. Sojourner Truth, activist and abolitionist. Ada Lovelace, first computer programmer. Marie Curie, first woman to win the Nobel Prize. Joan Jett, godmother of punk. The 100 revolutionary women highlighted in this gorgeously illustrated book were bad in the best sense of the word: they challenged the status quo and changed the rules for all who followed. From pirates to artists, warriors, daredevils, scientists, activists, and spies, the accomplishments of these incredible women vary as much as the eras and places in which they effected change. Featuring bold watercolor portraits and illuminating essays by Ann Shen, Bad Girls Throughout History is a distinctive, worthy tribute."

Some really nice press about the book:
The Cut
Huffington Post

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Chronicle Books also published three stationery products in the Bad Girls Throughout History line:

Bad Girls Throughout History: A Journal

Bad Girls Throughout History Notes

Bad Girls Throughout History 2019 Engagement Calendar