Malala Yousafzai. Yusra Mardini. Madison Kimrey. All over the world, girls are making headlines, whether they’re breaking records, giving speeches, or fighting for social justice. Some have become celebrities, while others have worked against inequality in their own communities. And of course, there are those who are now grown up, but changed the course of history when they were girls.
Rad Girls Can celebrates the accomplishments of almost fifty amazing young women, all under the age of twenty, who have in some way changed the world for the better. I’m always looking for books like this one, and it has become one of my favorites. Fun, empowering, and inspiring, not to mention beautifully illustrated, I would highly recommend it—especially to girls, but really to any readers who love learning about the incredible things kids can do. As Marley Dias, founder of the #1000BlackGirlBooks campaign, says: “You don’t have to be very old to start trying to fix the problems you see in the world around you.”