Thursday, October 20, 2016

Rad Women Worldwide: A Review

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. 

Review:

Rad Women Worldwide is the first sort of Feminist non fiction book I have ever read. I have to say I loved every minute of it. There were some women that I was familiar with but it was still exciting to read up on. Every women story is just a couple pages long but they are able to fill it with their lives, achievements and hardships.

I believe this is a perfect book for pro-feminists, feminists or someone who just wants to read about incredibly strong women.  This book opened my eyes to the so many who have shaped history, who have shaped America as we know it. Also a wonderful plus for this book is the illustrations that come with it that were done by Miriam Klein Stahl. It so nicely gives a face to these women who some I have never seen before.

I do believe this book also makes you feel like you can be strong, believe in something, help someone.  Also fight for what you believe and never give up.

If interested in this book or looking forward to any future work you can check out Kate Schatz’ website for more info. http://www.kateschatz.com/
You  can also check out http://www.miriamkleinstahl.com/ if you like the artwork.



I received this book for my honest review from the blogging for books program. 

~Kellie