Sunday, October 21, 2018

Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World

I cannot love this book enough! Penelope Bagieu writes and illustrates brief and fascinating graphic biographies of thirty incredible women. They come from all walks of life, all time periods, and all areas of expertise, but are uniformly inspiring.

There are some women with whom I was familiar (I seem to read a lot about Temple Grandin), but the majority were new to me and such a pleasure to read about. I loved Georgina Reid, the lighthouse keeper, and Katia Krafft, the vulcanologist, the best. Although, really, it's hard to pick favorites because all of the women described are so fantastic.

This is the book I will give all the girls in my life for their 13th birthday. It will teach them about the fierce women who came before them and inspire them to follow their own path. What more could you ask from a book? Not much, except maybe a sequel (perhaps about the list from the end of the book of 30 more rebel ladies who rocked the world).

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