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Brazen

Brazen

Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World

eBook - 2018
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With her characteristic wit and dazzling drawings, celebrated graphic novelist Penelope Bagieu profiles the lives of these feisty female role models, some world famous, some little known. From Nellie Bly to Mae Jemison or Josephine Baker to Naziq al-Abid, the stories in this comic biography are sure to inspire the next generation of rebel ladies.
Publisher: New York : First Second, an imprint of Roaring Book Press, 2018.
Edition: First American edition.
ISBN: 9781250307354
125030735X
1626728690
9781626728691
1626728682
9781626728684
Branch Call Number: eBook OverDrive
Characteristics: 1 online resource (291 pages) : color illustrations
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ChinesaR_KCMO Feb 06, 2021

Brazen, a completely unique graphic novel by Penelope Bagieu, contains the biographies of 30 extraordinary women. They are completely independent of each other– they hail from all corners of the world and span each period of human history – except for the fact that their achievements have remained obscure. (Only a very few could be described as famous, among them Josephine Baker, Mae Jemison, and Margaret Hamilton). This graphic novel serves not only as a clever collection of beautiful illustrations, but also as an educational tool to learn about the trailblazer's history has forgotten.
Bagieu's illustrations are wonderful, and really help bring these amazing stories to life. They are simplistic and do not feel overproduced, so they don't distract from the actual story. There is a definite pattern that helps each story to flow seamlessly and makes the book very easy to read.
Bagieu herself says this about Brazen: “This book is by no means a thorough scholarly work; rather, it’s one woman’s tribute — my homage to the full, daring lives they lead, often against great odds.” And in my opinion, this homage is fitting of the marvelous women who fill the pages. I can only hope she has more volumes to give us down the road!

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mnoelanivega
Oct 07, 2020

ABSOLUTELY AWESOME! Illustration is great and it's not the same old stories about the same old women over and over again... diverse, comedic, and impactful!

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MrsRankin2
Feb 19, 2020

First graphic novel I read. As a senior citizen didn't think this genre was for me. However, it was a short and easy to read; historically informative; humorous. I have recommended this many times as reference material and/ or means of starting research into women' history. Several that I recommended this read to have thanked me. Enjoyable for young adults and adult readers.

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roen_james
Aug 02, 2019

Cannot get over this book. Every time I read it I feel shivers down my spine! I am so proud to be in a wonderful sisterhood with all the wonderful people. The sister hood of Women. I mean, this book is so inspiring!!
Women are Power🚺🚺🚺🚺🚺🖖🖖💪💪👊👊👍👍👏👏🖖🖖🖖🖖

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imvillarreal
Apr 04, 2019

This is an unbelievable book, anyone who picks this up is lucky. Learn about amazing women that have never gotten the recognition they deserve! So inspiring and thought-provoking. A must read for everyone.

meeshmorgan Feb 25, 2019

Why did I not know ALL these EXTRAORDINARY, adventuresome, amazing women?!?
These women should be CENTRAL to history.
This is my first graphic novel and it is all I hoped and more. If there are more like this, it will not be my last.
This is engaging, varied, well-illustrated and FUN to read! The contributions ao these unknown females confounds me.

JCLEmilyD Dec 04, 2018

Excellent. Witty, fun, informative. Especially loved the art at the end of each chapter.

JCLShannonG Nov 20, 2018

I loved the artwork and the comedic style in which facts about these amazing women are presented.

RDPL_Teens Sep 30, 2018

Beautiful art work and fascinating short stories about the lives of some truly extraordinary women in history!

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mclarjh
Jul 30, 2018

Conventional, condensed storytelling. No Canadian content. For preteen girls.

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