Rad American Women

Thanks to Professor Verhage for telling us about Rad American Women, “a book for kids–and their parents, teachers, and cool grown up friends–documenting America’s famous and unsung heroines.”

(see the website here and the images here)

Women documented in the book:

A – Angela Davis: Political activist and scholar
B – Billy Jean King: Tennis player and gender equality activist
C – Carol Burnett: Actress and comedian
D – Dolores Huerta: Labor leader and Civil Rights activist
E – Ella Baker: Civil Rights activist
F – Florence Griffith Joyner: Track and Field athlete
G – Grimké sisters: Abolitionists and women’s rights activists
H – Hazel Scott: Jazz pianist and singer
I – Isadora Duncan: Dancer
J – Jovita Idár: Journalist and political activist
K – Kate Bornstein: Transgender author and artist
L – Lucy Parsons: Labor organizer
M – Maya Lin: Sculptor and architect
N – Nellie Bly: Journalist
O – Odetta Holmes: Singer, actress, and Civil Rights activist
P – Patti Smith: Punk-rock singer and poet
Q – Queen Bessie Coleman: Aviator
R – Rachel Carson: Marine biologist and conservationist
S – Sonia Sotomayor: Associate Justice of the Supreme Court
T – Temple Grandin: Professor of animal science and autism activist
U – Ursula K. Le Guin: Sci-fi writer
V – Virginia Apgar: Obstetrical Anesthesiologist
W – Wilma Mankiller: First female chief of the Cherokee Nation
X – For the women whose names we don’t know
Y – Yuri Kochiyama: Writer and human rights activist
Z – Zora Neale Hurston: Writer and anthropologist

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