Celebrate Rad American Women For Women’s History Month

Click here to view Rad American Women in the SPL catalogIn honor of Women’s History Month, I wanted to be sure all of you have read the amazing book published in 2015, Rad American Women A-Z by Kate Schatz. You may notice it’s shelved in the Children’s section, but don’t let that fool you – this little alphabet book is a must-read for all ages. The concept may not be 100% original, but the 26 women represented by each letter of the alphabet comprise a list that is representative of many different cultures and claims to fame. Furthermore, the book introduces readers to many lesser-known heroines from various periods of history. And once you read Rad American Women A-Z, I know you will want to read more about the inspiring women described in its pages. Here are just a few of the women discussed in the book, along with links for additional Library resources.

D is for Dolores (Huerta), labor leader and civil rights activist

K is for Kate (Bornstein), “gender outlaw” and activist

Q is for Queen Bessie (Coleman), early African American aviator

W is for Wilma (Mankiller), chief of the Cherokee Nation

Y is for Yuri (Kuchiyama), Japanese-American civil rights activist

Remember, just because this is an alphabet book about women doesn’t mean it’s not important for girls and boys, teens, and grown-ups to read. And here’s a bonus: click HERE for the author’s suggested Halloween costumes based on the subjects of the book – it’s never too early to start planning for next October.

For more books related to the rad subjects of Rad American Women A-Z, come visit the display currently on Level 9 of the Central Library through the end of March.

~posted by Emily

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