Portuguese independent publisher Tinta da China has just launched a collection of four books called Antiprincesas (Anti-Princesses, in a free translation to Portuguese). Each of them tells the story of a woman “from the real world,” and the aim is “to fight stereotypes” among young readers.
“Anti-Princesses do not have superpowers, but they are super powerful and they know that real women are the ones that can change the world,” the publisher says in the publisher’s official website.
The four books have been written by Argentine author Nadia Fink and illustrated by Pitu Saá, also from Argentina. They tell the stories of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, Chilean songwriter Violeta Parra, South American guerrilla leader Juana Azurduy (born in what is now Bolivia) and Brazilian writer Clarice Lispector, respectively.