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Rad American Women!

Rad American Women Book Cover

October 9, 2015   ~   Author Kate Schatz and illustrator, Miriam Klein Stahl will talk about their new book, Rad American Women A - Z: Rebels, Trailblazers, and Visionaries Who Shaped Our History . . . and Our Future! on Friday, October 9, 2015 in the University Dining Hall at Fresno State. Hosted by ANCA, the Arne Nixon Center Advocates, a catered reception for the book's creators will begin at 6:00 p.m. with a presentation to follow at 7:00 p.m. The FREE event is open to the public.

Rad American Women A-Z is not your typical alphabet book. It features 26 women chosen for their bravery, tenacity, and power to impact our world. Angela Davis, Kate Bornstein, Dolores Huerta, and Patti Smith are just some of the women included in this inspiring resource for all ages. X, the most problematic letter for alphabet books, poignantly stands out in Rad American Women. X is for the women's names we don't know. Rad American Women A-Z is the first children's book to be published by City Lights Publishers in San Francisco. For more information about the book, please visit the Rad American Women A-Z website:

Kate Schatz

Kate Schatz is a writer, editor, and educator. Her book of fiction Rid of Me: A Story, was published in 2006 on Continuum Press as part of the acclaimed 33 1/3 series. Her writing has been published in numerous journals and publications. She teaches fiction, poetry, and journalism to 9th-12th graders at Oakland School for the Arts. Schatz received her MFA in Fiction from Brown University, and a double BA in Women's Studies/Creative Writing from UC Santa Cruz. She lives with her family on the island of Alameda.

Miriam Klein Stah

Miriam Klein Stahl is a Bay Area artist, educator and activist. In addition to her work in printmaking, drawing, sculpture, paper-cut and public art, she is also the co-founder of the Arts and Humanities Academy at Berkeley High School where she's taught since 1995. As an artist, she follows in a tradition of making socially relevant work. As an educator, she has dedicated her teaching practice to address social inequity through the lens of the arts. She lives in Berkeley, California with her wife, artist Lena Wolff, daughter Hazel, and their dog Lenny.

Books will be available for sale and autographing after the presentation. Parking in Lots P30 and P31 (closest to the Library) will be unrestricted. Please make reservations by October 2nd by sending email to Jami Sanford at or by calling the Center at 559.278.8116.

Rad Women Illustrations