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Rad American Women A-Z

Rad American Women A-Z

by Kate Schatz Illustrated by Miriam Klein Stahl
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; and C is for Carol Burnett, who defied assumptions about women in comedy. And the list of great women continues, spanning several centuries, multiple professions, and 26 diverse individuals. There are artists and scientists, suffragettes 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 readers 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, this book reminds readers that there are many places to find inspiration and that being smart and strong and brave is rad.
Rad American Women A-Z will be appreciated by various age groups. It is Common Core-aligned for students grades 3-8. Preschool and young children will be captivated by the bright visuals and easily modified texts, while the subject matter will stimulate and inspire high schoolers and beyond.
Ages
8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 12
Lexile Measure
1040L
DRA
50
Guided Reading
T
Number of Pages
64
Genre
Informational Text, Biography and Autobiography

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Miriam Klein Stahl

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