Author(s): Kate Schatz
This progressive and visually arresting book is a compelling addition to women's history and belongs on the shelf of every school, library, and home. Together, these stories show the immense range of what women have done and can do. May we all have the courage to be rad!
From the authors of the" New York Times "bestselling book "Rad American Women A-Z, " comes a bold new collection of 40 biographical profiles, each accompanied by a striking illustrated portrait, showcasing extraordinary women from around the world. In "Rad Women Worldwide," writer Kate Schatz and artist Miriam Klein Stahl tell fresh, engaging, and inspiring tales of perseverance and radical success by pairing well researched and riveting biographies with powerful and expressive cut-paper portraits. Featuring an array of diverse figures from Hatshepsut (the great female king who ruled Egypt peacefully for two decades) and Malala Yousafzi (the youngest person to win the Nobel Peace Prize) to Poly Styrene (legendary teenage punk and lead singer of X-Ray Spex) and Liv Arnesen and Ann Bancroft (polar explorers and the first women to cross Antarctica), this progressive and visually arresting book is a compelling addition to women's history.
"Imagine learning history right the first time, without ever having to unlearn all the lies and omissions. RAD WOMEN WORLDWIDE lifts the doom maybe this is, in fact, a wonderful time to grow up." Miranda July, artist, writer, and filmmaker
"This book needs to be in every school, library, and home." Margaret Cho, comedian
"How do you help young girls change the universe? Show them the women who have already done it! This beautiful book shows girls (and boys) the power and importance of each person who decides to make a difference. A celebration of smart, brave, tough, creative, kind, beautiful, hopeful, and wise women!" Andrea Beaty, author of "Rosie Revere Engineer "and "Iggy Peck Architect"
"Our history books are filled with incredible stories of heroes and rebels, villains and visionaries, but too often it s men who occupy all the starring roles. RAD WOMEN WORLDWIDE boldly challenges the male-dominated version of history we ve been sold, offering us a new vision of the past that brings women out of the historical shadows. In these pages, women are made visible at every step of humanity s journey, across continents and generations, revealing that often we, too, have dared to change the world." Anita Sarkeesian, "Feminist Frequency" founder and feminist media critic
"In past generations, a globe was an essential gift for any child, a way for her/him/themto sensethe wide, round scope of the world without even having to travel. RAD WOMEN WORLDWIDE is this moment's equivalent of the globe--a gift that will help every child understand the world they share with powerful women everywhere." SarahJones, Tony-Award winning performer, poet, and UNICEF ambassador
"Wow! Like it's predecessor, "Rad American Women A to Z," this wonderful book is a browser's delight. Dipping into every story, examining the blunt, bright woodcuts, brings singular pleasures. There are woman to discover and woman to rediscover. And the best part? A long list of more woman to learn about winding it up. Daring to hope there will be more Rad Women books." Karen Cruze, Santa Clarita Public Library
"An international array of badass women through the ages and up to the present...[and] ahappy contrast to so many Eurocentric world surveys."" Kirkus Reviews ""[R]eadily accessible to children and teens...Stahl s cut-paper portraits provide handsome visual tributes to the women."" Publishers Weekly""
KATE SCHATZ is a feminist writer, educator, editor, and the author of the 33 1/3 book "Rid of Me: A Story." MIRIAM KLEIN STAHL is an artist, educator, and activist. They are the author and illustrator, respectively, of "Rad American Women A-Z "and both live in the San Francisco Bay Area.