A pirate. A spy. A president. A warrior. A painter. All roles that, at some point throughout history, have been inhabited by a woman somewhere around the world.
“Rad Women Worldwide” by Kate Schatz is a collection of these amazing women and their stories.
What I loved about this book immediately, aside from the concept itself, was the map it provided at the beginning. These stories are not just from the U.S., or Western civilization — women from all over the world are represented equally.
Familiar names such as Malala Yousafzai, Frida Kahlo, Queen Hatshepsut and Venus & Serena Williams share pages in this book with women such as Kalpana Chawla, the first Indian woman to travel to space, Qiu Jin, the “modern-day Mulan,” and Wangari Maathai, the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize.
Some women who have profiles in this book are still alive, while others have been dead, some for millenia. But each story is unique and fascinating and focuses on a woman who shook up the world in the best way she could: staying true to herself and being rad!
Another excellent read for kids and adults alike!
I received a copy of this book from Crown Publishing Group through the Blogging for Books program. All opinions are my own.