Cinderella Liberator

Cinderella Liberator

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"This is a reminder of hope and possibility, of kindness and compassion, and--perhaps most salient--imagination and liberty. Through the imaginations of our childhoods, can we find our true selves liberated in adulthood?"

--Chelsea Handler

In her debut children's book, Rebecca Solnit reimagines a classic fairytale with a fresh, feminist Cinderella and new plot twists that will inspire young readers to change the world, featuring gorgeous silhouettes from Arthur Rackham on each page.

In this modern twist on the classic story, Cinderella, who would rather just be Ella, meets her fairy godmother, goes to a ball, and makes friends with a prince. But that is where the familiar story ends. Instead of waiting to be rescued, Cinderella learns that she can save herself and those around her by being true to herself and standing up for what she believes.

Rebecca Solnit is the author of more than twenty books including Men Explain Things to Me, Call Them by Their True Names, Hope in the Dark, and The Mother of All Questions.

Arthur Rackham (1867-1939) was a prominent British illustrator of many classic children's books from The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm to Sleeping Beauty. His watercolor silhouettes were featured in the original edition of Cinderella.

Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : Haymarket Books, 2019.
ISBN: 9781608465965
1608465969
Branch Call Number: j P STORIES SOLNIT R
Characteristics: 29 pages ; illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Rackham, Arthur 1867-1939,- Illustrator

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LPL_JakeV Jun 24, 2019

"It began, as so many things do, with wandering in the public library."
So begins a fairy tale for the modern age, and for all ages. Cinderella Liberator is at once familiar and completely new, and very much worth reading - alone or out loud to the kids, again and again. And, of course... Read More »


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LPL_JakeV Jun 24, 2019

"It began, as so many things do, with wandering in the public library."
So begins a fairy tale for the modern age, and for all ages. Cinderella Liberator is at once familiar and completely new, and very much worth reading - alone or out loud to the kids, again and again. And, of course, there are charming century-old illustrations.
It turns out our collective fairy godmother has a name, and it's Rebecca.

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