Monday, March 27, 2017

Rad American Women A-Z by Kate Schatz

Want to learn about amazing women who made American history as fast as you can sing your ABCs? Grab a copy of Rad American Women A-Z written by Kate Schatz with illustrations by Miriam Klein Stahl. Each page is dedicated to each letter of the alphabet and accompanied by a rad lady whose first name starts with that letter. 

The short biographies portray the life these women led and their extraordinary accomplishments, many of whom had difficult childhoods. Written in a fun and conversational style, readers are engaged by these true stories. The women chosen for the book are all diverse as far as their cultural and racial backgrounds, the work they did throughout their lifetime, as well as the time period they were born in. But the one thing they have in common is the impact each of them had on people.

Rad American Women A-Z include a great assortment of amazing women, such as activists, scientists, artists, writers, athletes, and architects. What is refreshing about this youth nonfiction book is that it features inspiring women who may not be as well-known as other female icons. It provides a well-rounded collection of more women who have been an influence on American history.  

If you want to enjoy more inspiring books on inspiring women as Women’s History Month comes to a close, you can check out Amazing Women by Caryn Jenner, Wonder Women: 25 Innovators, Inventors, and Trailblazers Who Changed History by Sam Maggs for adults, and Rad women worldwide : artists and athletes, pirates and punks, and other revolutionaries who shaped history also by Kate Schatz for teens, all available through Virginia Beach Public Library. 

1 comment:

Carolyn said...

Great book! Some I know and some were new to me.