Rad American Women A-Z: Rebels, Trailblazers, and

Rad American Women A-Z: Rebels, Trailblazers, and Visionaries who Shaped Our History . . . and Our Future! The New York Times Bestseller This is The Most Inspiring Children s Book We ve Ever Seen Refinery The very first kids book released by the iconic publishing house City Lights, Rad American Women A Z navigates the alphabet from Angela Davis to Zora Neale Hurston with colorful illustrations and short, powerful narratives The perfect gift for the junior riot grrl in your life Bust Magazine The History of Feminism in an Awesome Picture Book The ABCs just got a major girl power upgrade Chantal Strasburger, Teen VogueLike 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 and E is for Ella Baker, who mentored Dr Martin Luther King and helped shape the Civil Rights MovementAnd the list of great women continues, spanning several centuries, multiple professions, anddiverse individuals There are artists and abolitionists, scientists and suffragettes, rock stars and rabble rousers, and agents of change of all kindsThe book includes an introduction that discusses what it means to be rad and radical, an afterword withsuggestions for how you can be rad, and a Resource Guide with ideas for further learning and readingAmerican history was made by countless rad and often radical women 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 Rad American Women will be appreciated by various age groups It is Common Core aligned for students grades Pre school and young children will be captured by the bright visuals and easily modified texts, while the subject matter will stimulate and inspire high schoolers and beyond This is not a book This is a guest list for a party of my heroes Thank you for inviting us Lemony Snicket, author of A Series of Unfortunate Events books I feel honored to be included in this book Women need to take radical steps to become feminists, and to be strong to fight for their rights and those of others facing oppression and discrimination The world needs rad women to create a just society Dolores Huerta, Labor Leader, Civil Rights Activist It s almost always with a chuckle that I view a cartoon image of myself But to see cartoon me positioned alphabetically amongst so many of my women heroes and role models well, I just broke down and cried Happy tears 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, author of My New Gender Workbook I was totally in rapture reading this book Bold women, bold colors, and fierce black paper cutouts I cheer these histories of women who fight not for war or country or corporation, but for EVERYONE I can t wait for my son to read this Nikki McClure, Illustrator of All in a Day

10 thoughts on “Rad American Women A-Z: Rebels, Trailblazers, and Visionaries who Shaped Our History . . . and Our Future!

  1. says:

    this is lovely, unique, so wonderful, and very much needed The X is for the women whose names we don t know page brought tears to my eyes and gave me goosebumps I want to give this to every young girl that I know.

  2. says:

    an alphabet that spans from Angela Davis to Zora Neale Hurston um, yeah this is rad RAD weneeddiversebooks

  3. says:

    This book was well written and hit all the right notes If I still taught middle school, I would read aloud a page from this every day during March for Women s History Month.

  4. says:

    Attention subversive moms and dads this is the children s book you give to your kids if you want them to start off on the socially conscious left foot, as it were Each letter of the alphabet is attached to a woman who helped change the world A one page short essay, faced by a gorgeous illustration of the woman in question, explains who she is and why she s awesome The

  5. says:

    Quite an interesting book about some great American women who have lived courageous and influential lives I d heard of some but most were new to me It s the sort of book that every young boy and girl should be given It s written for young readers who are just moving from picture books to chapter books.

  6. says:

    E ARC from Edelweiss Above the TreelineCovering 25 American women who influenced a wide variety of public arenas, this book is a great choice for middle grade readers to introduce them to a diverse group of women they may not have heard of From the somewhat well known Billie Jean King, Bessie Coleman, Nellie Bly to women of whom I had never heard, each entry gives a bri

  7. says:

    A really fantastic book, written for I d say 4 6th graders, this book looks at 25 amazing American women both cis and trans I have to admit I hadn t heard of a lot of them, which I guess is the point, so I definitely learned a lot from reading Of particular importance was X which stands for For the women who aren t in the history books or the Hall of Fame, or on posting

  8. says:

    An excellent collection of brief profiles of great women, some well known and some not There were a few, like Jovita Idar, Lucy Parsons, and Virginia Apgar, that I d never heard of, and most of the others have not been widely covered for children in singular biographies or other anthologies The author also does an excellent job with the dreaded X.

  9. says:

    3.5 stars There were some really great things about this book, and then there were some poorly executed things I think the thing that confused me the most was it s intended audience It uses an ABC format and bright colors, so it feels like it s intended for children, but some of the vocabulary and inferred background knowledge seemed way too advanced for a child It was wei

  10. says:

    What a great book I m very glad my bf gave it to me for our anniversary I wish it weren t limited to 26 women, but the list of 26 they wrote about is so inclusive and amazing There were diverse races, cultures, sexualities, andon every page Plus, the language of this book makes it super accessible to readers from ages 10 100, and the content is still thought provoking Addit

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