Rad Women Worldwide: A Book About Women Who Challenged Injustice, Solved Problems, and Created Art That Inspires

Posted on October 9, 2016 at 10:47 pm

Copyright 10 Speed Press
Copyright 10 Speed Press

The author and illustrator behind the terrific Rad American Women A-Z have a terrific new book featuring women from around the world. Kate Schatz and Miriam Klein Stahl have selected a fabulous collection of women who challenged injustice, solved problems, and created art that inspires. They range from sea captain Grace “Granuaile” O’Malley to electrifying dancer/nightclub owner Josephine Baker, scholar-nun Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz and protester against the Nazis Sophie Scholl. There are familiar names like Malala Yousafzai and the tennis champions Venus and Serena Williams and lesser-known women like Princess Sophia Duleep Singh, who fought to get women in India the right to vote and the Quintreman Sisters, who advocate for environmental protection in Chile.

The thoughtful, insightful mini-biographies, the courage and curiosity and determination of the wonderfully diverse women, and the striking woodcut illustrations will captivate young readers and lead them to read more about science, human rights, and to think about the “rad” projects they can pursue as well.

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