release: Sep 27th, 2016
category: Biography & Autobiography – Women
From the authors of the New York Times bestselling book Rad American Women A-Z, comes a bold new collection of 40 biographical profiles, each accompanied by a striking illustrated portrait, showcasing extraordinary women from around the world.
Rad Women Worldwide tells fresh, engaging, and inspiring tales of perseverance and radical success by pairing well researched and riveting biographies with powerful and expressive cut-paper portraits. From 430 BCE to 2016, spanning 31 countries around the world, the book features an array of diverse figures, including 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). 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!
Learn more at RadAmericanWomen.com
I am so completely in love with this book and thrilled to save it for my daughter as she gets old enough to read and comprehend just how many amazing women get left out of the history books. Combining a simple to understand yet informative biography of each featured woman with stunning artwork allows the reader to enjoy this visual delight while learning something they might otherwise not have come across. Providing a mix of relatively known and utterly lost to most students, the portraits within these pages are inspiring and appeal to even the most peculiar tastes. I highly recommend adding this to your home library, coffee table, and maybe just tuck an extra in your tablet bag for when you’re needing a bit of motivation.
Thanks to Blogging for Books (Penguin Random House) for the review opportunity!