Rad American Women A-Z

Rad American Women A-Z

Book - 2015
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"Profiled are 26 American women from the 18th through 21st centuries, who have made-or are still making--history as artists, writers, teachers, lawyers, or athletes. The women come from a variety of economic and ethnic backgrounds and many had to overcome extreme hardships. One woman represents each alphabetical letter beginning with Angela Davis, an activist, teacher, and writer, and concludes with Zora Neale Hurston, an anthropologist and writer."--Publisher
Publisher: San Francisco : City Lights Books, c2015
ISBN: 9780872866836
0872866831
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : colour illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Klein Stahl, Miriam - Illustrator

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LadyDi52
Aug 04, 2017

26 phenomenal American women, some we have heard of (Angela Davis) but many are obscure despite their ground-breaking work - a beautiful little hand book for up and coming activists!

JCLBeckyC Feb 09, 2017

"Who put the poetry in punk rock"? Patti Smith, of course. Learn about her life and other rad chicks in this easy to digest guide written for young feminists.

ellie_o Jun 22, 2016

New favorite! This book was fantastic - I love that it featured such a variety of women, I love that it praised them for their inner strengths rather than skills/talents, and I ADORE the way that the book simply and in a straight-forward manner addresses racism, sexism, homophobia and other social issues. I want to give one of these to everyone I know! Would be a great gift for teachers, a baby shower, a graduation - anyone :D

natalie_g Apr 03, 2016

I am HUGE fan of acknowledging movers and shakers in the feminist arena. My favorite thing about this title? It's hopeful. It looks to the future and sees the historical record for what it truly is: Something to learn from and add to.

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