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Laura Sook Duncombe
October 1, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Magic City Books invites you to join us for the book launch of A Pirate’s Life for She, Laura Sook Duncombe’s YA adaptation of her book Pirate Women.
In this Seven Seas history of the world’s female buccaneers, A Pirate’s Life for She tells the story of 16 women who through the ages who sailed alongside—and sometimes in command of—their male counterparts. These women came from all walks of life but had one thing in common: a desire for freedom.
Author Laura Sook Duncombe takes an honest look at these women, acknowledging that they are not easy heroines: they are lawbreakers. A Pirate’s Life for She tells their full stories, focusing on the reasons they became pirates. It is possible to admire the courage, determination, and skills these women possessed without endorsing her actions. These are the remarkable stories of women who took control of their own destinies in a world where the odds were against them, empowering young women to reach for their own dreams.
This event is free and open to the public. A Pirate’s Life for She is available at Magic City Books starting October 1.