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Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World | Pénélope Bagieu
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Throughout history and across the globe, one characteristic connects the daring women of Brazen: their indomitable spirit. With her characteristic wit and dazzling drawings, celebrated graphic novelist Pénélope Bagieu profiles the lives of these feisty female role models, some world famous, some little known. From Nellie Bly to Mae Jemison or Josephine Baker to Naziq al-Abid, the stories in this comic biography are sure to inspire the next generation of rebel ladies.
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xxjenadanxx
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I loved the illustration style in this book!

Heideschrampf Wow! This one looks amazing! 2d
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xxjenadanxx
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A beautifully illustrated collection featuring women who simply dared to BE.

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Catchme_Ridingnerdy
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Purple books and tiny succulents! Next on my list to read is Brazen. Give me all the strong women to read about. #downphoto

JamieArc I loved Brazen! 6d
Catchme_Ridingnerdy @JamieArc it was so good! I have to see if she‘s done another one. 4d
JamieArc She did the tagged one about Mama Cass of The Mamas and the Papas. I haven‘t read it yet. 4d
Catchme_Ridingnerdy @JamieArc ooo thanks! I‘ll have a look at it. 4d
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Thedrunkstrawberry
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Loving this book.

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gibblr
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Love. At. First. Sight. 😍

mrsmarch This photo 😍 2mo
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ElishaLovesBooks
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Loved these short, graphic novel bios of interesting and important women! Great art! Meant for teenagers but I think appeals to adults as well!

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dystopianaut
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happy #internationalwomensday , listy friends! 💜
(this was as close to the #balanceforbetter pose as we could get... plus, this bot-generated meme of one of my pups seemed pretty appropriate.🤷🏻‍♀️) #IWD2019

Erofan 😂 3mo
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BruceWalken
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Did not expect an IT crowd reference in this fantastic book about powerful women throughout history. It‘s an amazing read 😁

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Hailey11h
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This book is phenomenal and makes me want to explore more into the lives of all these incredible women! I‘ve really gotten into graphic novels and Pénélope Bagieu is such a talented artist. I will also explore more of her work!

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Chelleo
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I‘m just here for the book and breadsticks. #readinglunch

RealLifeReading Looks like a fun read! 5mo
Chelleo @RealLifeReading It‘s really good. Short biographical outlines of different women from around the world at different points in history. The art is cool too! 5mo
suzisteffen Both sound like a great plan (it‘s breakfast in my time zone tho): 5mo
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JamieArc I loved this one! I wish she‘d do another! 5mo
SmartSassery This looks awesome. Adding it to my list. 5mo
RebelGrrrl The art is so wonderful and I seriously want prints of the 2-pg spreads 5mo
ApplesandSpindles I didn't even know about this one! Going on the list! 4mo
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whatsthEStorey
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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! 😂

EclecticBookLover I loved Brazen! I actually love everything vfrom Penelope Bagieu. But California Dreamin' and Brazen are my favorites. 5mo
aroc No internet at the office! Ahhh! 5mo
whatsthEStorey @EclecticBookLover this is my first, it‘s beautiful! 5mo
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whatsthEStorey @aroc alllllll day! 😱😩 5mo
aroc @whatsthEStorey Oh geez! 5mo
EclecticBookLover @whatsthEStorey check out California Dreamin', it's a bio of Cass Elliot from the Mamas and the Papas. It covers just before the make it big. Exquisite Corpse is also good. Her comic Josephine is only available in English on the Comixology app. It's reminded me of Bridget Jones' Diary. 5mo
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Chelleo
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A little lunchtime rebelliousness 😉

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GatheringBooks
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All ye brazen women, rebel ladies who rock the world, unite! #WomenReadWomen2019

Mdargusch Great photo! 5mo
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rajithr
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Tomie
Cabin at the end of the world
Prisoners of Geography
Brazen
Women in science
Stalker
Pretty Girls

👍 #BlameItOnLitsy

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lauraleebc
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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.

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rachelsbrittain
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Loved this graphic novel about awesome rebel ladies. Great illustrations, fascinating stories, spectacular badass women. Definitely recommend it for anyone who loves learning more stories about overlooked or unknown women from history.

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rachelsbrittain
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Today's hospital reading

Crazeedi Get well soon! 6mo
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JSW
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💯 would recommend. I always want more women of color in these types of collections though.

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JSW
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Hahahahaha

JamieArc I loved this book! 7mo
JSW @JamieArc it is fan-frickin-tastic. I want to buy millions of copies and hand them out to every woman I know. ❤️🙌🏼 7mo
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JSW
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I adore this snappy graphic book. The art, the women, the stories - I may have to buy it.

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lauraleebc
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Las Mariposas, heroes of the Dominican Republic. This book and its artwork are 🔥🔥🔥

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JillPill
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I can't get over how gorgeous this book is!! I'm really loving all the stories of the brave ladies in this book too

#Brazen #PenelopeBagieu

ju.ca.no Wow! 7mo
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faelinwolf
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Reading on the couch with Inara. She doesn't like to snuggle. What you can't see is her big sister, Isadora, who is snuggled against my side. 😸 #catsoflitsy

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rachelsbrittain
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Library haul! I may have gotten a few more than intended 😅

Cinfhen Pretty photo ❤️❤️❤️ 8mo
rachelsbrittain Thank you! Our maple trees are shedding so the yard is covered in those red leaves 😊 8mo
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Chelleo
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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 🤗😍😘

GypsyKat Happy Birthday!!!! 8mo
nu-bibliophile Happy birthday!!! 😘🤗🎂🍦🎈🎁 8mo
mcipher Happy birthday! What a lovely gift - and a great message from the universe, huh?!? 💚 8mo
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Happy Birthday!! 🎈🎁 8mo
cariashley Happy birthday!! 💕 8mo
Louise So glad it arrived on time! I could feel that energy as I gathered these little gifts together—I‘ve been needing that empowering message too! Keep on keeping on! 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 (edited) 8mo
BookaholicNatty Happy happy birthday!!! I hope that you had a wonderful day today! You deserve it! 🎂🎉❤️🎈🎂❤️😘 8mo
LauraJ Happy Birthday 🎂🎈🎉🎁 8mo
Naj Happy birthday! 💜💜 8mo
Erofan Happy birthday!!! 8mo
bullbunny Happy Birthday!!!! 🎂🎊📚 8mo
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Kelican17
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Absolutely loved this book!! It gives you a glimpse into the lives of some amazing women and their accomplishments. I am crossing my fingers for a second volume. Sidenote- i am super upset about the damage to the front cover of the book. 😩😩😩

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elizabethlk
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This book is a blast. The women chosen are fascinating and varied, and I had a lot of fun reading it. Really informative and a great starting point for learning about the couple dozen women included.

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rabbitprincess
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I thoroughly enjoyed and highly recommend this graphic narrative about amazing women from around the world. The artwork is fantastic, and the little side comments are perfect. Hope there will be more to come!

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trueisa4letterword
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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

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Bookgoil
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I just think this is my favorite graphic novel read this year! It‘s about different women in history and some I had never heard of before! I love graphic nonfiction it really bridges the gap for me because I tend to avoid nonfiction books.

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Bookgoil
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Day one progress of #25infive and I‘ve finished 4 books, started Brazen and also got in some audiobook time while walking the doggies. How did you guys do?

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overtheedge
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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.
Favorites:
Nzinga
Lozen
Georgina Reid
Christine Jorgenson
Temple Grandin
The Shaggs
Peggy Guggenheim
Tove Jansson

rajithr Great illustrations, so full of life. 💕❤️ the stories of Hedy lamarr, wu zetian, nzonga and the wicked witch of the west. 👍🙏 to Margaret whose wicked witch is rated #4 in the best villains, above Bela Lugosi's Dracula 11mo
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mabell
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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!

AmandaL Awesome! 😁 11mo
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AmandaL
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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. 👍👍

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Awesome, that sounds great! 11mo
Kelican17 I just bought this the other day! I‘m really looking forward to it! 11mo
AmandaL @Kelican17 I hope you like it! 11mo
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overtheedge
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Amazing.....I like that this features women that aren't usually included or remembered, but have made such awesome contributions. Graphics are fantastic! A find!!

Paula3 😍😍 11mo
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LitsyGetsGraphic
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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

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Bkwrm7
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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/

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BookInMyHands
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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

Crystallinegirl Have you heard of Femme Magnifique? It was a graphic novel on Kickstarter a while back, with comics about 50 different awesome women. I don't know if it was ever produced outside Kickstarter though. 13mo
BookInMyHands @Crystallinegirl Thanks, I‘ll have to look for it! 13mo
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BookInMyHands
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When you tell your husband to check out the book you just brought home and he gets sucked in and starts reading it...
#iwantmybookbacknowplease

Charles @BookInMyHands I‘m currently wearing the same pants he is! Lol 13mo
BookInMyHands @CEMolina I bought him those, so I think we both have good taste in pajama pants! 13mo
Charles @bookinmy absolutely and they are so comfy and I wear them every night lol went on sale so I bought 5 just sayin 13mo
Johanna414 I just got this book in my library! 13mo
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JamieArc
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🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
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!

EvieBee Yay! I‘m waiting on a library copy! I loved her biographic novel of Mama Cass Elliot. Her illustrations were awesome! (California Dreamin‘) (edited) 13mo
JamieArc @EvieBee At the end of each woman that she writes about there is a gorgeous two page spread. They are beautiful. Looking forward to getting my hands on California Dreamin‘! 13mo
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2BR02B
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*Screaming internally*

LeahBergen 😮😮 13mo
Sophoclessweetheart This gave me chills when I read this book too x 13mo
batsy Oh god 😞😞 13mo
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Librarian199509
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This book is amazing! Look at that artwork! My only complaint, it's very Eurocentric (specifically France) but in the author bio (which I read after reading the book) turns out the artist/author is French sooo. #historygetsgraphic #brazen #rebelladies

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emtobiasz
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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.

GatheringBooks i checked our library - sadly we don‘t have it yet here in singapore. 😭😭😭 14mo
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RowReads1
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There‘s a lot of books coming out these days about some amazing women for all ages. This book has colorful pictures and is in graphic novel format but it touches on some mature material.

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RowReads1
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Libby1 😢 1y
Lcsmcat 😢 indeed! 1y
Soubhiville Not cool mom. That sucks. 1y
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RowReads1
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🤯🤨🤥

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MarriedtoMrT
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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!

#trivialthursday

Eyelit Wow, that library looked so cool! 1y
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Coachkate
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Excellent book! Inspiring, brazen women from around the world and throughout time. Never let anyone tell you you can‘t!

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Sophoclessweetheart
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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

JamieArc I love this book. At the author signing, she drew one of the women in each person‘s book. I‘m reading one woman per night, love the choice of women, and the drawings at the end of each one are fantastic. 1y
Sophoclessweetheart @JamieArc It‘s a great book and the art style is amazing. 1y
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