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 Bakerto Naziq al-Abid, the stories in this comic biography are sure to inspire the next generation of rebel ladies. ...
|Title||:||Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World|
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Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World Reviews
THIS IS PHENOMENAL. I really hope Penelope does a sequel.
This book is a beautiful and essential addition to any library. Captivating art? Check. A good mix of famous, infamous, and obscure women who changed the world? Check. Diversity? Check. I feel massively inspired after finishing Brazen, so five stars it is!!!
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This was super informative and fun, and also, so very pretty. If learning about some badass ladies from the days of yore is your thing, then I definitely think this book will be a win. I wasn't sure how I'd feel about the format, but the graphic novel was actually kind of perfect? Obviously, it didn't go in depth about any one woman; that wasn't the point of the book. There was a gre ...more
Highly entertaining and wildly illustrated. Multiple woman from all walks of life and time periods all overcome some form of adversity to achieve great success.
4.5. I loved this author/illustrator's earlier Exquisite Corpse, I'm a feminist, and I love reading about individuals who have often been ignored by history so how could I pass this one up? The fact that the book contains thumbnail sketches of 29 women who didn't let societal expectations keep them from doing what they wanted reinforced my own personal thoughts that social norms often must be challenged but that there are sometimes prices paid by those who challenge them and try to change them. ...more
A collection of 29 brief biographies, this is Bagieu's exercise in chronicling the lives of women throughout the world, and throughout history, that bucked the system or defined themselves on their own terms. This project began as a series of webcomics posted on Le Monde's blog, and all but one of those entries are collected in this First Second edition. (Why not include the profile of Phulan Devi? Was it a little too dark or "rough" for the publisher? The original can be found at http://lesculo ...more
There are alot of these sorts of books around at the moment, I have two other ones on my shelf to read. I like them because you get to learn about people you would have otherwise not thought about. I like reading about others and can easily get lost in wickipedia reading about how people lived and died.
I liked the set out of this book, it is in comic form and gives 2-3 pages of each woman and a full page picture of them in a scene of their life. I didn't know that Margaret Hamilton, who played ...more
In this wonderful illustrated novel, we are presented with a collection of 29 brief biographies, of various women through history, who displayed "The Right Stuff". Tough, smart, bold, courageous and wildly creative. There are a few women here, that are well-known but most of them have vanished into obscurity. Fortunately, Bagieu has brought them back into the spotlight. This will be one of the best GNs I will read this year. Highly recommended.