Book Review: Rad Women Worldwide - Important & Informative History

Rad Women Worldwide by Kate Schatz is a great introduction to lesser known women whose accomplishments helped shaped our history.  

As a father of an 8 year old girl I feel this is an important book because it is a fantastic introduction to activism and it makes difficult topics approachable through concise narratives.  The author was able to find women from many different fields including women’s rights activists in Africa, South American athletes, British musicians and German zoologist.  The book provides a full page story for each subject that is filled with information.  The stories provide background information for each woman that lets the reader understand why they needed to accomplish what they did as an adult.

The artwork is outstanding  as each story is accompanied by a beautiful paper cut art by Miriam Klein Stahl.  The black cutouts on bold colorful backgrounds create a stark contrast that works very well with the overall tone of the book which leans towards a refined punk aesthetic

I have read the entire book with my daughter and read her favorite biographies multiple times.  She learned about Sophie Scholl, the Guerrilla Girls, and Frida Kahlo.  The book has shown women have not always been treated equal, and still are not, but that they can accomplish many things through dedication and focus.  It also has shown her that one person's positive actions can have a giant effect on the lives of others.

The two of us love this book, it is the perfect size, has beautiful bold artwork and nicely written narratives for women that most of us have never learned about.  I fully recommend this book for its beauty, its informational value and for, most importantly, its ability to make my daughter curious enough to ask me questions about the world and its history.

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.


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