5 out of 5 stars
Rad Women Worldwide was exactly the book I was hoping it would be. I got this book hoping to learn more about different women worldwide that were… rad. But seriously, I was able to figure out and learn about a lot of people that I didn’t know about.
After finishing this I gave it to my wife, who also enjoyed it but knew a lot more about the women inside than I did. She thought it was a great book and could be very inspiring to girls growing up.
The best part about this is that I’m going to give it to my niece who will get to learn about tons of women who accomplished many things.
I would highly recommend this book to any parent of a daughter. Remember, these are the women who can be our next leaders, engineers, and trailblazers.
Rad Women Worldwide
Educational and inspirational, this gift-worthy New York Times bestseller from the authors of Rad American Women A-Z, is a bold, illustrated collection of 40 biographical profiles showcasing extraordinary women from across the globe.
Rad Women Worldwide tells fresh, engaging, and amazing tales of perseverance and radical success by pairing well-researched and riveting biographies with powerful and expressive cut-paper portraits. The book features an array of diverse figures from 430 BCE to 2016, spanning 31 countries around the world, from Hatshepsut (the great female king who ruled Egypt peacefully for two decades) and Malala Yousafzi (the youngest person to win the Nobel Peace Prize) to Poly Styrene (legendary teenage punk and lead singer of X-Ray Spex) and Liv Arnesen and Ann Bancroft (polar explorers and the first women to cross Antarctica). An additional 250 names of international rad women are also included as a reference for readers to continue their own research.
This progressive and visually arresting book is a compelling addition to women's history and belongs on the shelf of every school, library, and home. Together, these stories show the immense range of what women have done and can do. May we all have the courage to be rad!
For teachers, this book is appropriate for grades 6-8 and could be used in either Social Studies or English classes, or as part of a text for a multidisciplinary unit. It can also be used as a Common Core text for grades 6-8 Social Studies/History - CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.1-10.