I loved the illustration style in this book!
A beautifully illustrated collection featuring women who simply dared to BE.
Purple books and tiny succulents! Next on my list to read is Brazen. Give me all the strong women to read about. #downphoto
I‘m just here for the book and breadsticks. #readinglunch
No internet at work today, so I‘m catching up on some training in bed to (hopefully!!) meet a fast-approaching deadline. Taking a quick break for some Brazen. I would love to frame these illustrations for a little girl‘s room! Or if I‘m honest, mine! 😂
This was DELIGHTFUL. I read a library copy, but intend to acquire my own. I want my daughter to have it to read when she‘s old enough to understand cultural & historical context, as well moral ambiguity. The women in this collection were truly brazen. Courageous and determined across the board, but not always kind or honest. (Murder was involved at times, as in this illustration.) I loved reading about them.
My Litsy family is amazing! The birthday greetings have been such a treat to get throughout the day! Then I come home to find this amazing birthday package from my #litsypenpal @Louise Love the theme! Just the energy and vibe I need as things have been a little rough and I‘ve been on the verge of just giving up fighting for change and just going with the flow. Many thanks to each of you who wished me well and to @LitsyBirthdays 🤗😍😘
I lost this book for a while (and racked up a chunk of change in fines) but I was committed to finishing it. And not just because I'm a completionist (because I AM) but because this book was incredible. The artwork was stunning. The little bits of humor were thrilling. And I got to learn about a FANTASTIC GROUP OF WOMEN. Recommended this to my coworker & I heard the barcode scanner go off 15 seconds after I gave it to him.
#YA #graphic #biography
Beautiful lay out and graphics, novel of the lives and accomplishments. Feisty females who overcame adversity and dared to be different.....and speak out....
Some well known, most not given enough print so far..
Witty, fun, Highly Recommended.
I went to the grand Central Library yesterday to pick up my Luxembourg book for #BackpackEurope. If you are ever in downtown St. Louis, I recommend a visit. It is truly gorgeous and the recent extensive renovations have only enhanced it.
Coincidentally, it was also their Comic Central, which was fun to walk around. It caught my eye that a vendor had the tagged book, which @AmandaL had just mentioned that morning! I stood reading and was sold!
This was a great little graphic book with short biographies of cool ladies. Some if it is a little scandalous, all of it is really interesting. Many of the women I had never heard of before, so it was a neat surprise to see that one of the profiles was of a lady who was from the town next to where I grew up, and that she saved the most iconic building on our island. 👍👍
Happy Friday and ❤️ for #graphicnovelsnews.Today #graphicnovel is a tribute for women who made our history. They are smart, strong, brave and beautiful and their stories shook and shaped our world.There are 29 brief biographies from year of 350 BC to nowadays,some are well-known but most of them have vanished into obscurity, few of them were not born women.The book is so inspirational as beautiful as funny.
Our next discussion on 7/7➡️Daytripper
I keep a spreadsheet of the starred reviews for kid's and YA lit from 6 review journals. Thanks to work's busy season, several family events and PT from minor knee surgery, I'm super far behind and just posting April stars. Hopefully I'll be able to catch up a little more tomorrow! Link to the list of everything with 3 or more stars at the end of April for those interested: https://booksheets.wordpress.com/2018/06/09/april-2018-starred-reviews/
I‘m a huge fan of graphic novel biographies, so 29 different women was a treat. Pénélope Bagieu highlights women from across the world and ages, women of color, and white women. All women who were rebels in their own way (except The Shaggs- I‘m perplexed by that one).
36/100 #crossculturalstories read
When you tell your husband to check out the book you just brought home and he gets sucked in and starts reading it...
This is a gem of a graphic novel. I was lucky enough to see the author speak about it, and not only autograph it, but do a drawing of one of the women in my copy! I took my time with this one, not allowing myself to read more than one at a time to allow each woman‘s story to marinate. Most of the women I knew little about or not at all, and each followed her truth despite structures or expectations imposed on her. Highly recommend!
This #graphicnovel is a collection of short bios of historical women, and I'm really impressed with the variety and diversity of "rebel ladies" Bagieu chose. There are a lot of similar projects these days on inspirational women from history, but this one has impressed me more than most. I learned about so many new-to-me role models, and selfishly hope there will be more volumes. I'd recommend for an older teen/adult audience.
1. Typically 5-6 days per week. 😉
2. I‘d go back in time to visit the original Main Library location of my current library system. Stunning (but a modern day insurance nightmare): https://www.buzzfeed.com/briangalindo/15-gorgeous-photos-of-the-old-cincinnati-l...
3. 18 in total. This post is under my most anticipated.
4. Not sure but I still have it!
Flicking through Brazen while I wait for the babies to settle. The artwork is adorable and it has some of my favourite women in it! I‘ve picked a few bits and pieces for the #conandoyleswap by @Beckykearns so once I get my match I‘ll pick and choose which ones are suitable. So fun! I may have treat myself to some retellings this evening so I‘ll share tomorrow. #feminist #womenshistory #illustrated #booklover #bookblogger #bookish