In 2015, City Lights Books in San Francisco found themselves with a runaway hit when they published Rad American Women A–Z by Kate Schatz and Miriam Klein Stahl. In its first week of publication, the title debuted at #8 on the New York Times best-seller list for Children’s Middle Grade Hardcover books. Most of the women in the collection had never appeared in a book for children before. People like Wilma Mankiller, Yuri Kochiyama, and Jovita Idar were now being introduced, not just to child readers but to parents, teachers, and librarians who encountered them for the first time between the pages.
The Rad Women books are children’s books…for everyone. Each book presents a diverse, eclectic, and inspiring selection of women of all ages who have made the world rad. Miriam and Kate work together on all aspects the books, and are both committed to making impactful books with strong messages of justice, peace, and equality, that leave readers feeling empowered—and ready to take action themselves.
Come hear their story.