Bookshop Santa Cruz welcomes Kate Schatz and Miriam Klein Stahl for a discussion and signing of their new book, Rad Girls Can, a bold and brave collection of stories and art about inspiring and accomplished girls who have made positive impacts on the world before the age of 20. Schatz and Stahl are the team behind the New York Times bestsellers Rad Women Worldwide and Rad American Women A-Z.
You might know the stories of Malala Yousafzai, Anne Frank, Jazz Jennings, and Joan of Arc. But have you heard about Yusra Mardini, a Syrian refugee who swam a sinking boat to shore, saved twenty lives, then went on to compete as an Olympic swimmer? Or Trisha Prabhu, who invented an anti-cyberbullying app at age 13? Or Barbara Rose Johns, whose high school protest helped spark the civil rights movement?
In Rad Girls Can, you'll learn about a diverse group of young women who are living rad lives, whether excelling in male-dominated sports like boxing, rock climbing, or skateboarding; speaking out against injustice and discrimination; expressing themselves through dance, writing, and music; or advocating for girls around the world. Each profile is paired with the dynamic paper-cut art that made the authors' first two books New York Times best sellers.
KATE SCHATZ is a feminist writer, activist, and educator. She is the author of the New York Times best sellers Rad American Women A-Z and Rad Women Worldwide, and the accompanying journal, My Rad Life. Schatz is the co-founder of Solidarity Sundays, a nationwide network of feminist activist groups, and she speaks often about politics, resistance, feminism, race, parenting, and more. Visit radgirlscan.com.
MIRIAM KLEIN STAHL is an artist, educator, and activist and the illustrator of Rad American Women A-Z and Rad Women Worldwide, and My Rad Life. In addition to her work in printmaking, drawing, sculpture, and paper-cut and public art, she is also the cofounder of the Arts and Humanities Academy at Berkeley High School, where she has taught since 1995.
This free event will take place at Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz, CA. Chairs for open seating are usually set up an hour before the event begins.