This Feminist Children's Book Is Everything We'd Hope for and More

This Feminist Children's Book Is Everything We'd Hope for and More


Jul 30, 2015

Author Kate Schatz just wrote the ultimate book to inspire the next generation of young girls.

"Rad American Women A-Z: Rebels, Trailblazers and Visionaries Who Shaped Our History…and Our Future" is described as a 'new feminist alphabet book.'

With illustrations by Miriam Klein Stahl, the book seeks to educate and inform young readers about exceptional women who have changed the course of history as we know it. Schatz says her daughter inspired her to write the book. She also wanted to write the book for other young girls who dare to dream big. 

"The idea came when my daughter was about two. … We have a house full of great books, but I wanted her to have something more to read … to teach her about women's history in a way she could appreciate once she was a little older. I couldn't find the book I wanted, so I decided I'd try to write one myself," the author explained.

With accessibility as a key selling point, the book is charged with captivating yet approachable illustrations and language representing game-changing women like political activist Angela Davis filed under "A" and literary giant Zora Neale Hurston under "Z". The book’s section titled "X",  is for women whose names we do not know.

With such a stellar table of contents paired with vivid imagery, it's no wonder the book already sold out in its first release. 

But have no fear, a second batch of the books has arrived and is now available. Head on over to City Lights Publishers website to snag a copy and read to your (feminist) heart's content.

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Photo Credit: yaruta via Getty Images, City Lights Publishers

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