Rad Girls Can — A New Book About Girls Who Dare

Posted on July 6, 2018 at 8:00 am

You might know the stories of Malala Yousafzai, Anne Frank, Jazz Jennings, and Joan of Arc. But have you heard about Yusra Mardini, a Syrian refugee who swam a sinking boat to shore, saved twenty lives, then went on to compete as an Olympic swimmer? Or Trisha Prabhu, who invented an anti-cyberbullying app at age 13? Or Barbara Rose Johns, whose high school protest helped spark the civil rights movement? Tavi Gevinson started

Rad Girls Can: Stories of Bold, Brave, and Brilliant Young Women will be available July 17, 2018. The best-selling author and illustrator of Rad American Women A-Z and Rad Women Worldwide: Artists and Athletes, Pirates and Punks, and Other Revolutionaries Who Shaped History tell the stories of girls who excel in sports, the arts, and advocacy. They break records. They break barriers. They break rules and then make better ones. They invent, create, and discover. They change lives. They even save lives.

Native American sisters Jude and Shoni Schimmel are champion basketball players. The young poets of Muslim Girls Making Change compete in poetry slams and lead workshops. Tavi Gevinson began blogging about fashion at age 9 and went on to cover Fashion Week in New York at age 12 and create a very popular magazine for and about teen girls, and then go on to act in movies and on Broadway. Marley Dias began the #1000BlackGirlBooks movement at age 11 and wrote a book of her own at age 12. And S.E. Hinton ignored the teacher who told her she was not a good writer. The book she wrote at age 16, The Outsiders, is beloved by generations of young readers.

The book is engaging and inspiring — highly recommended for readers of all ages and genders.

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