Damsels not in distress

Article excerpt via NPR:

“The Guardian Princesses, they are more like, go there and do it for yourself,” Marco says. “You can do anything you put your mind into. You don’t have to wait for anybody. You can work together with Prince Charming and do stuff for the world, but you don’t have to sit there and wait for him to rescue you.”

Common Core, A Key Selling Point

While the books are already taking on a serious challenge — overhauling the princess archetype — Shigematsu says they’re also written to align with Common Core, the educational standards adopted by 45 states.

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