Ten Speed Press

Rad Girls Can Book


Stories of bold, brave, and brilliant young women. Featuring both contemporary and historical figures, Rad Girls Can offers hope, inspiration, and motivation to readers of all ages and genders.

From the author and illustrator of the New York Times best-selling books Rad American Women A-Z and Rad Women Worldwide.  

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.

By Kate Schatz.
Illustrated by Miriam Klein Stahl.
112 Pages.
Recommended for ages 10 and up.