Book Release: Rad Women Worldwide & Dated Emcees
Berkeley Federation of Teachers, The Arts and Humanities Academy, & Pegasus Books present a special dual book release, reading and signing:
by BHS Alumna Chinaka Hodge
RAD WOMEN WORLDWIDE
by Kate Schatz & AHA teacher Miriam Klein Stahl
Thursday, September 29, 6:30-8:30PM
Florence Schwimley Little Theater, 1930 Allston Way, Berkeley
Pegasus Books will be the onsite bookseller.
RAD WOMEN WORLDWIDE
From the authors of the" New York Times "bestselling book "Rad American Women A-Z, " comes a bold new collection of 40 biographical profiles, each accompanied by a striking illustrated portrait, showcasing extraordinary women from around the world.
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.
KATE SCHATZ is a feminist writer, educator, editor, and the author of the 33 1/3 book "Rid of Me: A Story."
MIRIAM KLEIN STAHL is an artist, educator, and activist. They are the author and illustrator, respectively, of "Rad American Women A-Z "and both live in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Chinaka Hodge came of age along with hip-hop and its influence on her suitors became inextricable from their personal interactions. Form blends with content in "Dated Emcees" as she examines her love life through the lens of hip-hop's best known orators, characters, archetypes and songs, creating a new and inventive narrative about the music that shaped the craggy heart of a young woman poet, just as it also changed the global landscape of pop.