Rad Women Worldwide: Artists and Athletes, Pirates and Punks, and Other Revolutionaries Who Shaped History

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Author: Schatz, Kate

Color: Multicolor

Edition: Illustrated

Features:

  • Ten Speed Press

Format: Illustrated

Number Of Pages: 112

EAN: 9780399578861

Release Date: 27-09-2016

Languages: English

Item Condition: UsedGood

Binding: Hardcover

Details: Product Description Educational and inspirational, this New York Times bestseller from the authors of Rad American Women A-Z, is a bold, illustrated collection of 40 biographical profiles showcasing extraordinary women from around the world.   Rad Women Worldwide tells fresh, engaging, and inspiring tales of perseverance and radical success by pairing well researched and riveting biographies with powerful and expressive cut-paper portraits. From 430 BCE to 2016, spanning 31 countries around the world, the book features an array of diverse figures, including 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 and belongs on the shelf of every school, library, and home.  Together, these stories show the immense range of what women have done and can do. May we all have the courage to be rad! Review New York Times BestsellerAs seen in  Shelf Awareness, Elle, Upworthy, Bust, Fusion, The Advocate, 7x7 "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." —BookRiot  “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 Advance praise for Rad Women Worldwide: "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 "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

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