Summer Reading: Rad Girls Can – Stories of Bold, Brave and Brilliant Young Women

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* I was provided a copy of this book for review by the publisher.

Summer is in full swing, and if your kids are like my daughter, boredom is starting to settle in, and you can almost see the summer learning slump ramp up.  One of the ways I keep my daughter skills as sharp as possible is encouraging summer reading – so we were excited to get a sneak peek at a brand new book that is PERFECT for summer reading for girls!

From the New York Times best-selling authors of Rad Women Worldwide and Rad American Women A-Z, 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.

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. Featuring both contemporary and historical figures, Rad Girls Can offers hope, inspiration, and motivation to readers of all ages and genders.

The book is a beautiful hardcover book, and has amazing stories that can be read one at a time, or all at once if you get addicted to these stories of amazingly heroic young women – my favorite is the story of the Podgorski sisters, who saved the lives of 13 Jewish people in WWII by hiding and caring for them in their home.  

You can pick up Rad Girls Can: Stories of Bold, Brave, and Brilliant Young Women (Rad Women) on Amazon! 


  1. says

    This deafly sounds like a book it would be for the lead. A little girl I watch would love a book like this or she can just engross herself into it while we travel down the road.

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