Book Review: “Rad Women Worldwide” by Kate Schatz & Miriam Klein Stahl

“Rad Women Worldwide” by Kate Schatz (writer), Miriam Klein Stahl (artist) (2016)

Genre: Nonfiction, History, Biography, Feminism

Page Length: 112 pages (hardcover edition)

Synopsis: In Rad Women Worldwide, writer Kate Schatz and artist Miriam Klein Stahl tell fresh, engaging, and inspiring tales of perseverance and radical success by pairing well researched and riveting biographies with powerful and expressive cut-paper portraits. Featuring an array of diverse figures from Hatshepsut (the great female king who ruled Egypt peacefully for two decades) and Malala Yousafzi (the youngest person to win the Nobel Peace Prize) to Poly Styrene (legendary teenage punk and lead singer of X-Ray Spex) and Liv Arnesen and Ann Bancroft (polar explorers and the first women to cross Antarctica), this progressive and visually arresting book is a compelling addition to women’s history.


Rad Women Worldwide is amazing compilation of powerful and influential women worldwide who have made great contributions to their communities and notable achievements in history. The book is a great way to learn more about and brush up on global feminist history. From Malala Yousafzai to Junko Tabei, and  even Venus & Serena Williams it provides a wide variety of women from different backgrounds, ethnicities, and countries.

I absolutely loved this book and it broadened my knowledge of women’s history even further. I am more familiar with feminists in the US than across the globe and by reading this book I learned about some amazing women that I previously knew nothing about as well as more information about women that I have studied and admire wholeheartedly. I also feel that this book could be used as an helpful educational resource for classrooms.

I think that Schatz and did a fantastic job of teaching readers and convey these women  and life’s work to  a wide audience readers. Stahl’s abstract artwork is simplistic, but I found it to be visually appealing and the brightly colored backgrounds allow her drawings to pop off the page. To learn about even more influential women check out their other book Rad American Women A-Z.

Final Verdict:

5 star rating

FTC Disclaimer: I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for a fair and honest review.

4 thoughts on “Book Review: “Rad Women Worldwide” by Kate Schatz & Miriam Klein Stahl

  1. This sounds like a must have book in a collection. I feel like we need more texts for simple awareness of the many many amazing and influential women in our world and history. I’ve seen this book around a lot at bookstores and I am happy to hear a positive review!

  2. Where was this book while I was going through grade school?! I just kept wondering when we were going to learn about WOMEN in history class… it got old learning only about white men. I just got a book from blogging for books, but if this one is available by the time I’m done with that one, I’ll be sure to request it!

    1. I know I feel the same. When you learn about women in history during the school years you were always taught about the same ppl. This book definitely broadened my knowledge of influential women. Hope you can get the book from Blogging For Books!

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