Brazen: Rebel Women Who Rocked the World: Pénélope Bagieu

Pénélope Bagieu, phenomenal author and artist, is an inspiring figure for Women's History Month. Her new triumph, Brazen: Rebel Women Who Rocked the World, features daring women throughout history and across the globe who share one blazing quality: their indomitable spirit.

We invite teens and adults to meet the extraordinary Pénélope Bagieu, who will be interviewed by Yvonne Brooks.

With her characteristic wit and dazzling drawings, celebrated graphic novelist Pénélope Bagieu profiles the lives of these fabulous female role models, some world famous, some little known. From Nellie Bly to Mae Jemison, from Josephine Baker to Naziq al-Abid, the stories in this comic biography are sure to inspire the next generation of rebel women.

About the Author

Pénélope Bagieu was born in Paris in 1982 to Corsican and Basque parents. She is a bestselling graphic novel author, and her editorial illustrations have appeared all over the French media. In America, her graphic novels include Exquisite Corpse and California Dreamin'. She blogs, plays drums in a rock band, and watches lots of nature shows.

Brazen and Penelope Bagieu

Pénélope will be interviewed by our own Yvonne Brooks, poet, photographer, and host of McNally Jackson's popular Books & Art workshops.

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Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 7:00pm

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