“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.
Kate Schatz is a writer, educator, public speaker, and activist. She is the author of the NYT bestselling “Rad Women” book series, including <em>Rad American Women A-Z</em>, <em>Rad Women Worldwide, Rad Girls Can, </em>and <em>Rad American History A-Z</em>. Her book of fiction, <em>Rid of Me: A Story</em>, was published in 2006 as part of the acclaimed 33 1/3 series. Her writing has been published in LENNY, Brightly, Buzzfeed, Oxford American, Denver Quarterly, and Joyland, among others, and her short story “Folsom, Survivor” was included as a 2010 Notable Short Story in Best American Short Stories 2011. She lives with her family on the island of Alameda.
Miriam Klein Stahl is a Bay Area artist, educator and activist. In addition to her work in printmaking, drawing, sculpture, paper-cut and public art, she is also the co-founder of the Arts and Humanities Academy at Berkeley High School where she’s taught since 1995. She illustrated the book <i>Rad Women Worldwide</i>. As an artist, she follows in a tradition of making socially relevant work, creating portraits of political activists, misfits, radicals and radical movements. As an educator, she has dedicated her teaching practice to address social inequity through the lens of the arts. Her work has been widely exhibited and reproduced internationally. She lives in Berkeley, California with her family.<br>