Profiled are 26 American women from the 18th through 21st centuries, who have made—or are still making—history.

Product Code: 6565
ISBN: 9780872866836
Format: Hard cover
Publisher: City Lights
Published Date: 03/23/2015
Availability:In stock
Price: $14.95

Like all A-Z books, this one illustrates the alphabet—but instead of "A is for Apple", A is for Angela—as in Angela Davis, the iconic political activist. B is for Billie Jean King, who shattered the glass ceiling of sports; C is for Carol Burnett, who defied assumptions about women in comedy; D is for Dolores Huerta, who organized farmworkers; and E is for Ella Baker, who mentored Dr. Martin Luther King and helped shape the Civil Rights Movement.

And the list of great women continues, spanning several centuries, multiple professions, and 26 diverse individuals. There are artists and abolitionists, scientists and suffragettes, rock stars and rabble-rousers, and agents of change of all kinds.

The book includes an introduction that discusses what it means to be "rad" and "radical," an afterword with 26 suggestions for how you can be "rad," and a Resource Guide with ideas for further learning and reading.

American history was made by countless rad—and often radical—women. By offering a fresh and diverse array of female role models, we can remind readers that there are many places to find inspiration, and that being smart and strong and brave is rad.

Rad American Women will be appreciated by various age groups. It is Common Core aligned for students grades 3 - 8.

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Angela Davis
Billie Jean King
Carol Burnett
Dolores Huerta
Ella Baker
Florence Griffith-Joyner
The Grime Sisters
Hazel Scott
Isadora Duncan
Jovita Idar
Kate Bornstein
Lucy Parsons
Maya Lin
Nelly Bly
Patti Smith
“Queen Bessie” Coleman
Rachel Carson
Sonia Sotomayor
Temple Grandin
Ursula K. LeGuin
Virginia Apgar
Wilma Mankiller
Yuri Kochiyama
Zora Neal Hurston

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