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Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World

By Michael Berry, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Lively, inspiring mini-bios of women who made a difference.

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Capturing the essence of any person's life in a half-dozen pages is a formidable task, but this collection of mini-bios of rebellious and influential women hits the mark almost every time. In Brazen, author/illustrator Penelope Bagieu mostly follows a nine-panel-per-page format, which occasionally becomes crowded but more often anchors the reader's attention in telling details. Some world-famous and some obscure, the women spotlighted come from a wide array of times, places, and cultures. What they share is a conviction that they can excel in their spheres of endeavor. With an open and inviting illustrative style and a gift for caricature, Bagieu celebrates sisterhood and the great things that can be accomplished through it. Female and male readers alike will respond to the book's humor, scholarship, and cheeky, positive attitude.

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