Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Book Review: Rad Women Worldwide

Special thanks to Blogging for Books for sponsoring this post!

I am always on the lookout for books that inspire my daughter to reach for the stars. Though she loves all things pink and princessy, she's also fascinated by science. Her future career dreams change daily, but lately she has been sharing with me that she wants to be an artist and a scientist. I was thrilled to receive a copy of Rad Women Worldwide to share with her.

Rad Women Worldwide: Artists and Athletes, Pirates and Punks, and Other Revolutionaries Who Shaped History by [Schatz, Kate]

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.

Together my daughter and I have been digging into the background of one famous woman in this amazing world, every night before bedtime. Rad Women Worldwide offers truly inspiring tales of women who persevered and found success. These biographies are riveting reminders of the power that women hold to transform both their lives and the lives of countless others.

The incredible women featured in this tome range from 430 BCE to 2016 and span 31 countries around the world. From 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) to Liv Arnesen and Ann Bancroft (polar explorers and the first women to cross Antarctica), these are the women that stepped out of the box and lived extra-ordinary lives.
Cut-paper portraits together with the rich yet succinct text make each woman come alive on the pages of this must-have book.

Rad Women Worldwide is now available at your local library or independent bookstore - check it out today! 

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