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

Kate Schatz, illus. by Miriam Klein Stahl. Ten Speed, $15.99 (112p) ISBN 978-0-399-57886-1
In this companion to the picture book Rad American Women A–Z, Schatz writes short biographies of 40 noteworthy female figures past and present; though the book is technically published for adults, the brief profiles are readily accessible to children and teens. The subjects include artists, writers, revolutionaries, musicians, scientists, and politicians: Kalpana Chawla was the first Indian woman in space; Kasha Jacqueline Nagabasera is a Ugandan LGBTQ-rights activist; Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz was a self-taught 17th-century scholar credited with writing “the first feminist text of the New World”; and Junko Tabei was a Japanese “housewife and mother” who became the first woman to climb the South Summit of Mt. Everest. Josephine Baker, Venus and Serena Williams, and Malala Yousafzai are among the better-known figures. As in the previous book, Stahl’s cut-paper portraits provide handsome visual tributes to the women. Author’s agent: Charlotte Sheedy, Charlotte Sheedy Literary. Illustrator’s agent: Steven Malk, Writers House. (Sept.)
Reviewed on: 07/04/2016
Release date: 09/27/2016
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