Monday, March 5, 2018

Review: Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World by Pénélope Bagieu

Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World by Pénélope Bagieu
Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World
by Pénélope Bagieu
March 6, 2018
304 pages

Goodreads     Indigo

Goodreads Summary:
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.


What an insightful read with delightful graphics! I especially love the two page art spread at the end of each rebel ladies’ story. They highlight and show off each heroine so well.

This wonderfully illustrated graphic novel is full of girl power. Brazen couldn't have been a more appropriate title for all the kickass ladies featured inside. They test limits and defy boundaries to make revolutionary changes and achieve greatness. I'm so in awe of their accomplishments. I'm also a little ashamed of myself for not knowing more of these heroines before but better late than never!

Each story is short and concise with a good balance of text to drawings. Though most of these ladies' stories were not of the happy variety, Ms. Bagieu incorporates funny facials and witty remarks to show their unbeatable and resilient side. True role models. I was really inspired to look deeper into their life stories.

Brazen is full of feminism and inspirational tales. I notice the author lists another page full of rebel ladies. I hope she gets around to drawing their stories. In the meantime, pick up Brazen and learn about these impressive leading ladies!
4 Cats
*I received a finished copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinion are my own and not affected in any way.


  1. This sounds pretty darn interesting, thanks for sharing this!

    1. It's totally awesome ;) I'm so happy to share <3


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