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
Branch Call Number: eBook OverDrive
Characteristics: 1 online resource (291 pages) : color illustrations
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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.

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🚺🚺🚺🚺🚺🖖🖖💪💪👊👊👍👍👏👏🖖🖖🖖🖖

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.

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!

Jul 30, 2018

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

PimaLib_AlexL Jul 21, 2018

Want to learn about women who are truly amazing but don't have time to read through chapters of text? This book is for you! Learn about awesome women through history in a fun and artistic way. I loved each story told and I'm inspired by how these ladies took their challenges and turned them into opportunities!

LPL_CentennialC Jun 25, 2018

While I was reading this book, my face was a giant heart-eyes emoji. I was expecting to find this book interesting, but I did not expect to be completely charmed! In a series of short comics, Bagieu tells the stories of women who are too often left out of the history books. There are some memorable faces, like Josephine Baker and Frida Kahlo, but there were many women featured in the book that I hadn’t even heard of! Women from all over the world, from different periods of time, from different backgrounds, with different dreams and goals.

I can’t imagine what an enormous challenge it is to take an entire life and condense it down into a few pages of panels. But Bagieu manages to do this perfectly in her colorful illustrations -- just the right amount of humor and silliness while still paying respect to the intense nature of some of their tales.

This book is kind of reminiscent of Kate Beaton’s “Hark! A Vagrant” comics. Anyone who is interested in feminist history will adore this book! (Side note: the cover has a really cool grainy matte texture with some glossy embossing on it...if you’re a book nerd like me and that kind of stuff matters to you.)

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