Get ready for a new generation of feminists, because there’s a badass new situate of volumes that teaches young girls they can be anything they want to be. Yep, the future of children’s literature is finally here, and we are so here for it: Scholastic is releasing a series about amazing historical princess and blacking out the components where they get married at age 12.
Now this is what empowerment looks like!
According to Scholastic, each volume in this awesome series are as follows a badass princess throughout her travel and feature sections from her childhood, her reign, and a totally blacked-out section that explains the part of her life where she was a child bride. The series, called Royal Role Models, has more than 600 pages of empowering stories that daughters can read, as well as 100 pages of redacted substance that describe how ladies were married off at the same young age as the book’s readers!
“We want daughters to be able to be inspired when they read about these amazing royal women whose weddings they will never know about, ” told Lydia Goff, a spokeswoman for Scholastic Corporation. “This series lets our daughters learn about accomplished females like Princess Emilie of Saxony without be careful to ensure that her father-god forced her to marry a 48 -year-old German noble. We blacked out the section about her bridal with jet ink so that curious young readers can get right to the proportion where Emilie rides her champ horses and learns ancient Greek poetry.”
“The afterwards sections do include an adult male figure who lives in her house and helps her create her kids, of which she has 9, but our readers don’t need to know that it’s her husband, ” added Goff. “If precocious young girls want to work out the math for themselves while reading these inspirational narratives, then that’s on them.”
The first book, due out in the next week, will profile Eleanor of Aquitaine and will feature several sections about her early childhood discovering to speak Latin and play the harp, followed by one with simply a single convicts that reads, “Eleanor turned 14. ” After that, the book will reportedly start back up in the next chapter when she’s 15 years old and becoming a talented painter in Louis VII’s castle!
Wow. These volumes are doing some severely inspirational work, redacted sections and all!
Kudos to Scholastic for providing role model as amazing as these women and blacking out the portions where they married humen 30 times their senior as part of a political peace and then instantly got pregnant. This series is going to empower girls all across the country, and we can’t wait to see what all of those young feminists grow up to do!