11 Historical Fiction Books About Women Disguised as Men

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Tales where women disguise themselves as men — to travel freely, become a soldier, follow their passion, or to live independently — have been around forever, from the legend of Mulan to many of Shakespeare’s plays. These tales of determination and disguises have always captured the attention of audiences, including ours. Here’s 11 stories where women don new clothes and identities in order to change their fates.