Rad Women Worldwide

Regular price $ 15.99

by Kate Schatz, Illustrated by Miriam Klein Stahl

Ten Speed Press

2016, hardcover

SKU: 9780399578861


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

"A work of astounding beauty and urgent importance. The enthralling stories of these brave, amazing women and the stunning illustrations that accompany them are sure to move and inspire kids and adults alike. We all need this book: girls, boys, mothers, fathers, educators, engaged citizens really, all of us who care about a more just and balanced world. Thank goodness I don't have to raise my daughter and son without it!" - Novelist Carolina de Robertis, author of The Gods of Tango

"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

About the Authors:

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.