Rad American Women A-Z


Written by Kate Schatz, illustrated by Miriam Klein Stahl.

Like all A-Z books, this one illustrates the alphabet—but instead of “A is for Apple”, A is for Angela—as in Angela Davis, the iconic political activist. B is for Billie Jean King, who shattered the glass ceiling of sports; C is for Carol Burnett, who defied assumptions about women in comedy; D is for Dolores Huerta, who organized farmworkers.

The list of trailblazing women continues, each entry featuring paper cutout portraits alongside heartfelt tributes to each of these American women—who are “rad” in both the awesome and radical sense. In addition to the 26 women you’ll learn about in this beautiful book, you’ll find a list of “26 things that YOU can do to be rad,” and a Rad Women Reading List. This book is an inspiring resource for children (and adults!) of all ages.

“I surely hope that this one-of-a-kind collection of radical American women reaches the hands of all children who want to grow up and become amazing women.” —Kate Bornstein