Rad Women Worldwide

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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."
AnitaSarkeesian, "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"

"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 


"Schatz and Stahl are a pair of 21st century Howard Zinns, making the Western canon bawl with this mindblowing, history-expanding, beautifully executed roll call of badass women past and present. Our daughters and son need this book, and so do their parents."
Adam Mansbach, #1 New York Times bestselling author ofGo the F**k to Sleep
 


"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 


"This collection of energetic profiles is sure to spark discussion and encourage readers passionate about women's history and rights to do further research."
School Library Journal

"[F]resh, engaging, and inspiring tales of perseverance and radical success...pairing well researched and riveting biographies with powerful and expressive cut-paper portraits."
BookRiot"

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"Following their 2015 Rad American Women A-Z, author Kate Schatz and illustrator Miriam Klein Stahl go global in Rad Women Worldwide, celebrating the achievements of women and girls throughout history. Their second well-researched collection of gorgeously detailed paper-cut illustrations is accessible to young readers but fascinating for grown-ups, too. 


"May we all have the courage to be rad!" is the creators' challenge in the introduction to the brief bios of 40 women, representing every continent, from ancient Mesopotamia 4,300 years ago to Wimbledon and soccer's World Cup in 2007. Groundbreaking women whose names are likely lost to traditional history books are hailed here: the Mothers of the Plaza who challenged Argentina's dictatorship during the "Dirty War" of the 1970s; Australian Faith Bandler, who led a movement to end discrimination against her nation's indigenous people; Kalpana Chawla, India's first woman astronaut, who perished in the 2003 Columbia shuttle crash. 


Rad women in this collection are humble, brilliant and theatrical. They pursue human rights as well as women's rights. Black performer Josephine Baker, shunned in the 1920s United States but embraced in France, spied on Nazis as a member of the French Resistance. Some Rad Women are unknown: the Guerilla Girls anonymously expose discrimination in the art world through posters, billboards and actions. 


Demonstrating the dynamic movements of women who fight for a cause, Schatz and Klein end with a prose poem call to action on behalf of the "one in every 122 humans on earth who is a refugee, displaced person, or asylum seeker" and noting "Who helps? We do." 
Cheryl Krocker McKeon, manager, Book Passage, San Francisco"


"Schatz and Stahl are a pair of 21st century Howard Zinns, making the Western canon bawl with this mindblowing, history-expanding, beautifully executed roll call of badass women past and present. Our daughters and son need this book, and so do their parents."
--
Adam Mansbach, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Go the F**k to Sleep 


"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 


"Their second well-researched collection of gorgeously detailed paper-cut illustrations is accessible to young readers but fascinating for grown-ups, too. Rad women in this collection are humble, brilliant and theatrical. They pursue human rights as well as women's rights." 
--Cheryl Krocker McKeon, manager, Book Passage, San Francisco, in Shelf Awareness

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.

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