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Rad Women Worldwide by Kate Schatz
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Sep 27, 2016 | ISBN 9780399578861

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New York Times Bestseller

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“An international array of badass women through the ages and up to the present…[and] a happy 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.”

“Fascinating stories of women doing bold, pioneering, and meaningful things in times ranging from ancient Mesopotamia to the present day. Lots to learn about in fields of science, medicine, mountain climbing, the arts, literature, and much more. Every story is eye-opening, whether the woman profiled is widely known or previously unknown outside her home country.”
Common Sense Media

“For an excellent new book about 40 pioneering women who challenged their societies’ limitations on women, we highly recommend Rad Women Worldwide for ages 10 and up.”
A Mighty Girl 

“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 womenand the stunning illustrations that accompany themare sure to move and inspire kids and adults alike. We all need this book: girls, boys, mothers, fathers, educators, engaged citizensreally, 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

“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.” 
Anita Sarkeesian, Feminist Frequency founder and feminist media critic

“In past generations, a globe was an essential gift for any child, a way for her/him/them to sense the 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.”
Sarah Jones, Tony-Award winning performer, poet, and UNICEF ambassador 

“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

Table Of Contents

Welcome to RAD women worldwide! 1

Enheduanna 2

Malala YousAfzai 4

Kalpana Chawla 8

Aung San Suu Kyi 10

Qiu Jin 12

Junko Tabei 14

Fe Del Mundo 16

Dame Katerina Te Heikōkō Mataira 18
New Zealand

Faith Bandler 20

Liv Arnesen and Ann Bancroft 22
Norway & U.S.A.

Miriam Makeba 24
South Africa

Wangari Maathai 26

Kasha Jacqueline Nagabasera 30

Funmilayo Ransome Kuti 32

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 34

Hatshepsut 36

Madres de la Plaza de Mayo 38

Marta 42

Quintreman Sisters 44

Policarpa “La Pola” Salavarrieta 46

Bastardilla 48

Nanny of the Maroons 50

Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz 52

Frida Kahlo 54

Queen Lili’uokalani 56

Venus and Serena Williams 58

Birutė Mary Galdikis 60

Buffy Sainte-Marie 62

ENIAC Programmers 64

Guerrilla Girls 68

Grace “Granuaile” O’Malley 70

Princess Sophia Duleep Singh 72

Poly Styrene 74

Sophie Scholl 76

Marie Curie and Irene Joliot-Curie 80

Josephine Baker 82

Maria Montessori 86

Hypatia 88

Emma Goldman 90

The Stateless 94

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