Synopses & Reviews
From the New York Times best-selling authors of Rad Women Worldwide and Rad American Women A-Z, a bold and brave collection of stories and art about inspiring and accomplished girls who have made positive impacts on the world before the age of 20.
You might know the stories of Malala Yousafzai, Anne Frank, Jazz Jennings, and Joan of Arc. But have you heard about Yusra Mardini, a Syrian refugee who swam a sinking boat to shore, saved twenty lives, then went on to compete as an Olympic swimmer? Or Trisha Prabhu, who invented an anti-cyberbullying app at age 13? Or Barbara Rose Johns, whose high school protest helped spark the civil rights movement?
In Rad Girls Can, you’ll learn about a diverse group of young women who are living rad lives, whether excelling in male-dominated sports like boxing, rock climbing, or skateboarding; speaking out against injustice and discrimination; expressing themselves through dance, writing, and music; or advocating for girls around the world. Each profile is paired with the dynamic paper-cut art that made the authors’ first two books New York Times best sellers. Featuring both contemporary and historical figures, Rad Girls Can offers hope, inspiration, and motivation to readers of all ages and genders.
“The Rad series just keeps getting better! The kids I’ve read this with are immediately engrossed — which I think is the most telling measure of a book.” Innosanto Nagara, author of A is for Activist
“Rad Girls Can acts as the spark igniting the next generation of diverse (s)heroes.” Eva Lewis, age 19, artist, activist, and founder of Youth 4 Black Lives
“This book should be required reading for all elementary schools.” W. Kamau Bell, Emmy-winning TV host, comic, and author
“The world belongs to young women. This book tells us who some of them are. Join them or get out of the way.” Daniel Handler, aka Lemony Snicket
“Inspirational, aspirational, and just all-around awesome, this book is a must-read for girls of all ages.” Kate T. Parker, author/photographer of Strong Is the New Pretty
“Carefully researched and utterly compelling, this volume is hard to put down.” Kirkus Reviews
About the Author
Kate Schatz is a feminist writer, activist, and educator. She is the author of the New York Times
best sellers Rad American Women A-Z
and Rad Women Worldwide
, and the accompanying journal, My Rad Life
. Kate is the co-founder of Solidarity Sundays, a nationwide network of feminist activist groups, and she speaks often about politics, resistance, feminism, race, parenting, and more.
Miriam Klein Stahl is an artist, educator, and activist and the illustrator of the New York Times best sellers Rad American Women A-Z and Rad Women Worldwide, and the accompanying journal, My Rad Life. In addition to her work in printmaking, drawing, sculpture, and paper-cut and public art, she is also the co-founder of the Arts and Humanities Academy at Berkeley High School, where she has taught since 1995. Stahl is also the co-owner of Pave the Way Skateboards, a queer skateboarding company formed with Los Angeles-based comedian, actor, writer, and skateboarder Tara Jepson.