Can’t-Wait Wednesday: Warrior Queens: True Stories of Six Ancient Rebels Who Slayed History by Vicky Alvear Shecter

Posted April 3, 2019 by Stephanie in Uncategorized / 20 Comments

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and talk about the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. It’s based on Waiting On Wednesday hosted at Breaking the Spine.


Warrior Queens: True Stories of Six Ancient Rebels Who Slayed History by Vicky Alvear Shecter
Expected publication: September 10th 2019 by Boyds Mills Press


The true life stories of six little-known fierce ancient warrior queens are told with humor and vivid detail by an award-winning writer.

For young readers seeking to be inspired by stories of strong women, this riveting book shines a light on six powerful ancient queens. Highlighting women warriors who ruled in ancient eras, like Hatshepsut in 1492 BCE Egypt, and Zenobia in 260 CE Palmyra, the stories span the globe to reveal the hidden histories of queens who challenged men and fought for the right to rule their queendoms. Award-winning author Vicky Alvear Shectar’s lively text and acclaimed illustrator Bill Mayer’s witty illustrations showcase these stories filled with history, power, and humor.

Vicky Alvear Shecter announced her new upcoming middle grade/YA book yesterday on Facebook and I haven’t been able to stop fangirling since. Her books are utterly incredible, especially the illustrated ones so this is a must-buy for me (no surprise there, right?) I’m extra excited that it’s gonna be about ancient women warriors. How amazing is that?! I also known Hatshepsut will be in the book which is just making me so happy because she’s my favorite woman in history. I cannot wait!!



20 responses to “Can’t-Wait Wednesday: Warrior Queens: True Stories of Six Ancient Rebels Who Slayed History by Vicky Alvear Shecter

  1. Lillian

    Oooo….I like that this is all based on true stories. I may need to get a copy of this one ๐Ÿ˜‰ Hope you enjoy it!

    Here's my WoW.

  2. This sounds fantastic! I love books like this that I think will be inspiring for young readers. I also love that it's got some humor in it too.

  3. Katiria Rodriguez

    Wow Great CWW pick this is the first time I have heard or seen this book and it looks and sounds absolutely amazingly fantastic! Thank you so much for stopping by my CWW Post.

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