Thursday, October 6, 2016

Book Review: "Rad Women Worldwide: Artists and Athletes, Pirates and Punks, and Other Revolutionaries Who Shaped History" by Kate Schatz and illustrations by Miriam Klein Stahl

Everything you need to know about this book is in the title. It is a book with little snippets about women around the world who are doing amazing things. A couple people you may already be familiar with: Frida Kahlo, Malala, etc. Some I know I had definently not heard of. There were a few that had been on my radar to find out more about them, and now that has become a serious need! Here are a couple of the women you will hear about:

Wangari Maathai - she realized that deforestation was destroying her home country of Kenya and was the first African woman to get the Nobel Peace Prize for "her contribution to sustainable development, democracy and peace".

Madres de la Plaza Mayo - There were some serious bad times in Argentina during the late 70s and early 80's ("The Dirty War") where several thousand people went missing (courtesy of the government). Mothers of the missing people would gather, wearing white handkerchiefs on their heads, and demand information about their disappeared children.

Josephine Baker - Miss Baker was a fooooooorce! Singer, dancer, Francophile, mother to a whole bunch of adopted kids from all over the world, civil rights activist and on and on.

Sophie Scholl - Sophie was a member of the White Rose, a nonviolent resistance group against the Nazis. Did this end well for her? No. Was she incredibly brave and a damn hero? Yes.
 This is just a taste of all of the interesting stories that await for you in this tidy book with interesting woodcut illustrations!  Pick it up!
This book was given to me for free in exchange for an honest review by Blogging for Books

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