I had this book for a while before taking a peek at it, mostly because I wasn’t ready to be intimidated by all the wonderful, strong, smart women of history and the world. It wasn’t until I changed my perspective of seeking to be inspired by them.
This is the first nonfiction book I have read in a while so it was nice to take a breather from the other (900 pages, fiction) book I am trying to get through. This book is exactly as the title describes: amazingly rad women throughout the world and times. These women set goals, defied expectations, and proved themselves as writers, astronauts, musicians, human rights activists, teachers, doctors, dancers, engineers, and even a pirate.
The best part of this book is that the amount of women represented from around the world gives any girl/young woman/women an icon from their world to look up to. And if that woman does not represent you or make you feel connected, there is at least one woman who represents a passion of yours. It could be a women from a place where you once were; a place of struggle or conflict; or a place of just needing to make a difference.
The artist for the book, Miriam Klein Stahl, created all the amazing images of women with paper, pencil, and an x-acto knife. Miriam also teamed up with Kate Schatz for the Rad American Woman A-Z: Rebels, Trailblazers, and Visionaries who Shaped Our History.. and Our Future, a companion to Rad Women Worldwide.
Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World by Rachel lgnotofsky
Bad Girls Throughout History: 100 Remarkable Women Who Changed the World by Ann Shen
I received Rad Women Worldwide from Blogging for Books.