Friday, April 1, 2022

NERD BLAST: Pirate Queens: Dauntless Women Who Dared to Rule the High Seas by Leigh Lewis


Today, we have a Nerd Blast to share featuring Leigh Lewis's Pirate Queens: Dauntless Women Who Dared to Rule the High Seas. Watch the book trailer! So... Be sure to check it out and grab your copy now!

Children/Middle Grade
Historical Adventure
Publish Date:
January 11, 2022

From Ching Shih, a Chinese pirate who presided over a fleet comprised of some 80,000 men (Blackbeard had 400!), to Anne Bonny who famously ran away from an arranged marriage to don trousers and brandish a pistol in the Bahamas, to Sayyida al Hurra, an Islamic queen who ruled the Western Mediterranean, this edgy illustrated book proves that since ancient times women have made their mark in all aspects of history—even pirate lore.

Reviewed by some of the world’s leading pirate experts and historians, Pirate Queens showcases six gutsy women who dared to rule the high seas.



Praise for Pirate Queens

"For readers who want more herstory in history." —Booklist

" ethnically inclusive selection of real-life women who commanded ships, wielded cutlasses, and struck fear into the hearts of others." —Publishers Weekly


**About the Author**
Leigh Lewis is a children's writer whose middle-grade debut, Pirate Queens: Dauntless Women Who Dared to Rule the High Seas (National Geographic Kids), spotlights six fierce female pirates, telling each of their stories in verse. Leigh’s adventures on the high seas have enabled her to call many places home, including Turkey, Greece, England, Japan and Russia, and she eventually navigated her way back to her hometown of Columbus, Ohio. Leigh spends her time there dreaming up stories for kids of all ages, buoyed by an amazing crew—her Turkish delight of a husband and their three swashbuckling daughters.

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*About the Illustrator*
Sara Gómez Woolley is an award-winning Latina illustrator, graphic novelist, and educator living and working in Brooklyn, NY. Her children’s book Charlotte and the Quiet Place received a Foreword Reviews INDIES Book of the Year Gold Medal and an IPPY Award Silver Medal, and has been featured in Creative Quarterly: Journal of Art and Design.

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***The Giveaway***

Giveaway Open Internationally | Must be 13+ to Enter
- ends April 18, 2022
Note: Not Responsible for Lost & Damaged Prizes in Your Mail Box

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