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The Latest From The “Rad Women” Book Series: Rad Girls Can

Written by Katie Hintz-Zambrano

Ready to add to your girl-powered bookshelf? Look no further than the brand-new title Rad Girls Can: Stories of Bold, Brave, and Brilliant Young Women by author Kate Schatz and illustrator Miriam Klein Stahl, who previously published the New York Times best-selling titles (and baby shower favorites) Rad Women Worldwide and Rad American Women A-Z.

This time around, Rad Girls Can looks at the the stories of over 50 young women who have made inspiring marks on the world before the age of 20. The book includes a mix of well-known names (Malala Yousafzai, Misty Copeland, Anne Frank, Jazz Jennings, Joan of Arc, Tavi) and dozens of lesser-known change-makers from all over the world. For example: Syrian immigrant Yusra Mardini, who saved the lives of 18 fellow asylum seekers when she swam their boat to shore while fleeing Syria, and later became an Olympic swimmer.

The authors of the new book say they were inspired to create their latest title by the girls they would meet across the country while promoting their previous books. “A lot of young people asked, ‘Can you please make a book about girls?’ So we listened,” they explain. (The book also includes a spread where young readers can write their own rad story and add it to the impressive line-up.)

Like what you hear? You can scoop up the Rad Girls Can here; and check out if the Rad Girls book tour (each stop includes some special appearances and happenings) is coming to a city near you right here.

Also, be sure to check out our lineup of Great Pictures Books For Mini Feminists for more great book suggestions for kids.



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