Letters and Politics

Rad American Women

Richard Rothstein is a research associate of the Economic Policy Institute and senior fellow of the Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy at the University of California Berkeley School of Law. His newest report is From Ferguson to Baltimore: The Fruits of Government-Sponsored Segregation.

And Rad American Women A-Z, written by Kate Schatz and illustrated by Miriam Stahl.

Kate Schatz is a writer, editor, and educator. She is the Chair of the School of Literary Arts at Oakland School for the Arts.

Miriam Klein Stahl is a Bay Area artist, educator, activist and a co-founder of the Arts and Humanities Academy at Berkeley High School where she’s taught since 1995.

About the book:

“A book for kids—and their parents, teachers, and cool grown-up friends—documenting America’s famous and unsung heroines.

Like all A-Z books, this one illustrates the alphabet—but instead of “apple,” A is for Angela—as in Angela Davis, the iconic political activist. B is for Billie Jean King, who shattered the glass ceiling of sports; C is for Carol Burnett, who defied assumptions about women in comedy; D is for Dolores Huerta, who organized farmworkers; and E is for Ella Baker, who mentored Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and helped shape the Civil Rights movement.”


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