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Fierce Fairytales: Poems and Stories to Stir Your Soul

by Nikita Gill Author

These feminist retellings of classic folktales turn gender stereotypes on their heads in prosaic and poetic form. Nikita Gill's fractured fairytales dismantles the tropes of good beauties and ugly villains, docile women and heroic men, and introduces us instead to fierce princesses, an urban wolf with a heart of gold, and a children who get empowered instead of getting cooked by a witch. Illustrated by the author, who's a bit of an Instagram sensation for her retellings.