Robert San Souci, Fa Moulan: The Story of a Woman Warrior , Young Guinevere. . . others, too. Love him!
Jacqueline K. Ogburn, The Lady & the Lion
Anne Sibley O’Brien, The Princess and the Beggar: A Korean Folktale
Burleigh Muten, Grandmothers’ Stories, Lady of Ten Thousand Names, Goddesses, and other Barefoot Books
Louise Hawes, Muti’s Necklace: The Oldest Story in the World
Laura Krauss Melmed, Little Oh
Laurence Yep, The Shell Woman and the King
Amy Ehrlich & Susan Jeffers, The Wild Swans
The Barefoot Book of Princesses
Root, Phyllis, Lucia and the Light
These are less princess/folktale focused, but still beautiful and/or inspiring. . . .
Shana Corey, Mermaid Queen: the Spectacular True Story of Annette Kellerman, Who Swam Her Way to Fame, Fortune, and Swimsuit History!
Emily Arnold McCully, Mirette on the High Wire, Beautiful Warrior, The Bobbin Girl, The Orphan Singer, and more
William Steig, Brave Irene
Ruby Bridge Goes to School: My True Story
Kevin Henkes, Sheila Rae, the Brave
Michelle Markel, Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers’ Strike of 1909
Diane Wolkstein, The Banza : A Haitian Story
Judy, Sierra, The Dancing Pig
Copeland, Misty, Firebird
This page originally came from this post, which includes some miscellaneous ranting.