Author Kate Schatz and illustrator Miriam Klein Stahl will talk about their new book, New York Times bestseller “Rad American Women A–Z: Rebels, Trailblazers and Visionaries Who Shaped Our History … and Our Future!” on Friday, Oct. 9, in the University Dining Hall at Fresno State.

Hosted by the Arne Nixon Center Advocates, a catered reception for the book’s creators will begin at 6 p.m., with a presentation at 7 p.m. The free event is open to the public.

Rad American Women A–Z” is not the typical alphabet book. It features 26 women chosen for their bravery, tenacity and power to impact the world, including Angela Davis, Kate Bornstein, Dolores Huerta and Patti Smith..

Intended to inspire all ages, it’s the first children’s book to be published by City Lights Publishers in San Francisco.

Schatz is a writer, editor and educator. Her fiction book, “Rid of Me: A Story,” was published in 2006 at Continuum Press (now Bloomsbury Publishing). She teaches fiction, poetry and journalism for grades 9-12 at Oakland School for the Arts. Schatz received her Master of Fine Arts in fiction from Brown University, and bachelor’s degrees in women’s studies and creative writing from University of California, Santa Cruz. She lives with her family in Alameda.

Stahl is an 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 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 Lot P27 near Cedar and Shaw avenues will be unrestricted.

To RSVP, email Jami Sanford by Oct. 2 at or 559.278.8116.

For more information, visit or contact Jennifer Crow, curator for the Arne Nixon Center for the Study of Children’s Literature, at 559.278.8116 or
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