Ever wanted a women-centric history book to hand to a kid? This March, publisher City Lights/Sister Spit is releasing an exciting new book that tells the stories of 26 important American women, one for each letter of the alphabet. Rad American Women A-Z features biographies of women from Angela Davis to Zora Neale Huston. Author Kate Schatz and illustrator Miriam Klein Stahl highlight a great selection of women—the group is diverse in terms of race, era, and in their field of work, ranging from scientists to writers and activists.
“American history was made by countless rad—and often radical—women,” says the book’s description. “By offering a fresh and diverse array of female role models, we can remind readers that there are many places to find inspiration, and that being smart and strong and brave is rad.”
Beloved San Francisco publisher City Lights and teamed up with feminist literary group Sister Spit to launch the “genre-busting” City Lights/Sister Spit imprint in 2012. Since then, the imprint has published two books a year, from poetry to personal essays. Rad Women is the imprint’s first kid’s book and, honestly, I can’t wait to see more.
We’re lucky enough to run an excerpt of three biographies from Rad American Women A-Z. Read the entries for S, T, and U below.
These images and text are an excerpt from forthcoming book Rad American Women A to Z: Rebels, Trailblazers, and Visionaries Who Shaped Our History … and Our Future! by Kate Schatz and illustrated by Miriam Klein Stahl. This book is now available through BitchMart—get your copy today!
Sarah Mirk is Bitch Media’s online editor.