Ann Shen is an illustrator and graphic designer whose bright, colorful style has been put to work all over the world. She lives in Los Angeles.
"For her first book, illustrator and graphic designer Ann Shen painted 100 women who defied rules throughout history. Her watercolor portraits and accompanying essays depict famously celebrated women (Maya Angelou, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Oprah) as well as those with more obscure stories: She draws Annie Edson Taylor, an adventurer who became the first person to survive a trip over Niagara Falls (in a barrel, at age 63), and the 19th-century pirate captain Ching Shih, who terrorized the British empire while commanding more than 1,500 ships on the China Sea." - NYMag.com The Cut
"Bad Girls Throughout History tells the story of amazing women who broke the social shackles and played their roles in changing the world for the better. Ann Shen shows women can play great roles in history only after going against the prevailing social norms. The women who changed this world were considered bad by their contemporaries. It is a very important addition to the existing literature on women studies and feminism." - Sarah Kahn, Washington Book Review
"Book, I'm going to go ahead and give you an A+ here-you are just delightful in every sense of the word. I loved learning about new-to-me historical women, I loved your art, and I loved the way you introduced us all with insouciance and wit. Go straight to the top of the class!" - ForeverYoungAdult.com
"From Joan of Arc and Jane Austen, to more modern trailblazers like Angela Davis and Tina Fey, Bad Girls Throughout History: 100 Remarkable Women Who Changed the World includes ONE HUNDRED (!!!!) women who will no doubt inspire you, as well as remind you that women RULE." - HelloGiggles.com
"Working from the Laurel Thatcher Ulrich adage "Well-behaved women seldom make history," this is a gorgeously illustrated collection of short bios about famous and lesser-known historical figures, including Anna May Wong, the first Asian-American movie star, and Aphra Behn, the first female professional writer." - BookRiot.com
Beautiful watercolor portraits and illuminating essays from bestselling author and illustrator Ann Shen bring 100 legendary women to life in this powerful collection that celebrates the influential trailblazers who changed the rules for all who followed.
- Aphra Behn, first female professional writer
- Sojourner Truth, women's rights activist and abolitionist
- Ada Lovelace, first computer programmer
- Marie Curie, first woman to win the Nobel Prize
- Joan Jett, godmother of punk
BESTSELLING AUTHOR-ILLUSTRATOR: Ann Shen is an illustrator, designer, and author specializing in bright, magical artwork that helps people feel less alone. Her bestselling books include Legendary Ladies, Revolutionary Women, and Nevertheless, She Wore It. Her illustrations can also be found on art prints, home decor, tech accessories, apparel, puzzles, book covers, print media, packaging, and so much more.
- Birthday, holiday, or graduation gifts for teens and adults alike
- Stories to share with a young girl at bedtime
- Adding to any display of elegant, educational, or inspirational coffee table books
- Fans of books about history, feminism, or strong women