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Forget Politics for a Minute and Look at Rad Women Worldwide by Kate Schatz

Forget Politics for a Minute and Look at
Rad Women Worldwide by Kate Schatz

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Rad Women Worldwide by Kate Schatz is the follow up to the A to Z of rad women that she published last year. I can’t tell you enough how much I love this. If you ever feel like you don’t know enough about life outside your little US bubble, here’s a chance to learn about women all over the globe who are kicking ass.

The book opens with Frida Kahlo, who is an all time fave of mine. Do you know Kalpana Chawla? She was the first female Indian astronaut. Unfortunately, she perished in the tragic Colombia mission of 2003. There’s also Wangari Maathai who was the first East African women to get a PhD. Eventually she became the first environmentalist and the first African woman to win the Nobel peace Prize for sustainable development, democracy and peace.

The list of amazing women includes Maria Montessori, Venus and Serena Williams, Lili’Uokalani of Hawaii, Birute of Canada, and women from Japan, Australia, Burma, and Europe. Did I mention there’s a pirate in the book?

It’s so awesome. Let’s┬ákeep this up ladies!