In the weeks leading up to International Women’s Day, we will be sharing excerpts from “Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World,” by Pénélope Bagieu. In these illustrations, we’ll learn about space pioneers and queens, doctors and athletes.

This week, we’re bringing you a look at Temple Grandin, who created new standards in the food industry and advocates for farm animals to be treated humanely.

Queen Nzinga demanded to be treated as an equal and refused to take a king

‘BRAZEN’ | Excerpts from a forthcoming graphic novel highlighting women throughout history

Mae Jemison was the first black woman in space. She’s spent her life proving people wrong.

‘BRAZEN’ | Excerpts from a forthcoming graphic novel highlighting women throughout history

Female doctors were illegal in Greece. So Agnodice dressed up as a man to save lives.

‘BRAZEN’ | Excerpts from a forthcoming graphic novel highlighting women throughout history