Review: Rad Women Worldwide – Artists and Athletes, Pirates and Punks, and Other Revolutionaries who Shaped History by Kate Schatz

Rad Women WorldwideThe Blurb

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.

The Review

I consider myself to be an educated woman. That probably sounds pretty ballsy and egotistical but I stand by this statement. I’m lucky enough to have been able to go to college and university and also to work in a job that allows me to learn new things every day. I feel privileged to be in this position. Then I started reading Rad Women Worldwide (or to give it its full title – Rad Women Worldwide: Artists and Athletes, Pirates and Punks, and Other Revolutionaries Who Shaped History by Kate Schatz) and I realised just how unaware of things I actually am.

Rad Women Worldwide chronicles (briefly) the lives of 40 women who have helped change the world. Out of that list of 40 women I knew 2.

2 – let that sink in.

Rad Women Worldwide showcases just how ignored so many of our innovative and powerful women in history. From computer scientists to nurses to revolutionaries – heck there is even a pirate in the mix. It was enlightening. What made Rad Women Worldwide all the more special is that it gives you a little snippet into the lives of these wondrous women and allows you to pursue them further. You get to make up your own mind about them.

I truly loved Rad Women Worldwide: Artists and Athletes, Pirates and Punks, and Other Revolutionaries Who Shaped History by Kate Schatz and thoroughly believe that no book collection or library is complete without a copy.

Buy this book for your sons and teach them about powerful women; buy it for your daughters and teach them to change the world.

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

5 Stars

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