#GoodReads Roundup: Trailblazers, Sharks, and Unhailed Heroes

Happy Women’s History Month! We’re kicking it off with a deep dive into some awesome women’s history-themed books and blogs and a look at some of the unhailed GenderAvengers who changed the world but didn’t make it into our history books.

Rad American Women A-Z  , published by City Lights Books/Sister Spit

Rad American Women A-Z, published by City Lights Books/Sister Spit

This month, City Lights Press is publishing its first kids book, Rad American Women A-Z, that celebrates 26 women "rebels, trailblazers, and visionaries who shaped our history." We love the message and the incredible artwork.

Looking for more women’s history books for the kids in your life? School Library Journal put together this handy list of books for kids from pre-K to grade 8 about women who shaped history.

Amazing Women in History: All the Kickass Women the History Books Left Out — our kind of blog!

[public domain],  via Wikimedia Commons

[public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

An old one, but in case you missed it — a few years ago Maria Popova and Lisa Congdon put together The Reconstructionists, a year long illustrated look at who changed how we see the world.

Female Artists of Art History: Art history, served up with a feminist twist. Feeling inspired? Check out the newest addition to the GenderAvenger Hall of Fame: Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon.

Here are just a few of the unhailed GenderAvengers who battled sexism while changing the world:

We want to learn about more of the women that the history books missed. Do you have some favorite links or facts to share? Leave a comment or tweet to us at @genderavenger.

So, what were we up to this week?


Good news: they had ended up having an awesome discussion about gender diversity on stage the next day. Check it out at the 1 hour 23 minute mark:


More good news? Your voices were heard. Thanks for tweeting with us and joining in on the conversation on Twitter — we can’t do this work without you.

And that's just the tip of the iceberg. We’ve got a lot going on at GenderAvenger, and so much more in store. Want to help us take GenderAvenger to the next level? Mellody Hobson is tripling every dollar you donate during Women’s History Month:

$5 becomes $15
$20 becomes $60
$50 becomes $150