Rad American Women A-Z: Rebels, Trailblazers, and Visionaries who Shaped Our History . . . and Our Future!

Rad American Women A-Z: Rebels, Trailblazers, and Visionaries who Shaped Our History . . . and Our Future!


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780872866836
Publisher: City Lights Books
Publication date: 04/07/2015
Series: City Lights/Sister Spit Series
Pages: 64
Sales rank: 64,426
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 7.10(h) x 1.50(d)
Lexile: 1040L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 16 Years

About the Author

Kate Schatz is a writer, editor, and educator. Her book of fiction, Rid of Me: A Story , was published in 2006 on Continuum Press as part of the acclaimed 33 1/3 series. She is the author of Rad Women Worldwide. Her writing has been published in Oxford American, Denver Quarterly, Joyland, and West Branch, among others, and her short story "Folsom, Survivor" was included as a 2010 Notable Short Story in Best American Short Stories 2011. She is a co-founder and editor of The Encyclopedia Project. She taught at the School of Literary Arts at Oakland School for the Arts and received her MFA in Fiction from Brown University, and a double BA in Women’s Studies/Creative Writing from UC Santa Cruz. She lives with her family on the island of Alameda.

Miriam Klein Stahl is a Bay Area artist, educator and activist. In addition to her work in printmaking, drawing, sculpture, paper-cut and public art, she is also the co-founder of the Arts and Humanities Academy at Berkeley High School where she’s taught since 1995. She illustrated the book Rad Women Worldwide. As an artist, she follows in a tradition of making socially relevant work, creating portraits of political activists, misfits, radicals and radical movements. As an educator, she has dedicated her teaching practice to address social inequity through the lens of the arts. Her work has been widely exhibited and reproduced internationally. She lives in Berkeley, California with her family.

Table of Contents

The Women

A is for Angela Davis activist, scholar, Black Panther, icon
B is for Billie Jean King groundbreaking athlete, LGBT activist
C is for Carol Burnett actor, comedian, and first woman to host a variety show
D is for Dolores Huerta labor organizer and UFW co-founder
E is for Ella Baker Civil Rights leader and co-founder of SNCC and the SCLC
F is for Faye Wattleton a nurse, the first African-American president of Planned Parenthood
G is for the Grimke sisters 18th century Quaker abolitionist/suffragists
H is for Hisaye Yamamoto Japanese-American short story writer
I is for Isadora Duncan modern dancer pioneer
J is for Jovita Idar early 20th cen. Mexican-American journalist, teacher, and leader
K is for Kate Bornstein transgender writer and activist
L is for Lucy Parsons multiracial 19th cen rabblerousing labor leader
M is for Maya Lin artist and architect who designed the Vietnam Memorial
N is for Nellie Bly 19th cen. investigative journalist who traveled around the world
O is for Odetta Civil Rights activist and inspiring folk singer
P is for Patti Smith punk rock poet + icon
Q is for Queen Bess “Queen Bess” Coleman, first African-American female pilot
R is for Rachel Carson biologist and author of ‘Silent Spring’
S is for Sister Corita Kent the radical pop-art nun
T is for Temple Grandin animal doctor and autism activist
U is for Ursula K LeGuin feminist science fiction writer
V is for Virginia Apgar pediatric anesthesiologist and inventor of the Apgar score for newborns
W is for Wilma Mankiller first female Chief of the Cherokee nation
X is for Anonymous text/image about the many amazing women whose names we do not know
Y is for Yuri Kochiyama lifelong human rights activist
Z is for Zora Neale Hurston anthropologist, folklorist, novelist

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