Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World

by Penelope Bagieu. New York, NY: First Second, 2018


This is a collection of brief biographies of women who've significantly influenced our lives including: Clementine Delait (Bearded Lady), Nzinga (Queen of Ndongo and Matamba), Margaret Hamilton (actress: the Wicked Witch of the West), Delia Akelye (explorer), Leymah Gbowee (social worker), Giorgina Reid (lighthouse keeper), Sonita Alizadeh (rapper), Cheryl Bridges (athlete), Nellie Bly (journalist), Mae Jemison (astronaut), and more. It addresses social studies themes such as: historical events; and culture and cultural diversity.  


NOTE: Some mature content (i.e., political rebellion, torture, some brutal deaths which while not graphic may be somewhat disturbing to some).


Grades 6+

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