Anna Randal for Art-Sheep
Something shockingly true is that the gist of young children’s education is the base of our world’s future. And even though the educational system dramatically differs amongst countries, most kids end up learning about a man-centered and very “troubled” world.
Kate Schatz’s and Miriam Klein Stahl’s latest project is a breath of fresh air for the historical, social and cultural aspects of children’s education. With their new alphabet book Rad American Women A-Z: Rebels, Trailblazers, and Visionaries who Shaped Our History . . . and Our Future!, the creators present an interesting and non–didactic way to teach children about women that majored their professions and causes they fought for, and inspired people.
Women like dancer Isadora Duncan, Patti Smith, human rights activist Yuri Kochiyama and Wilma Mankiller, first female chief of the Cherokee Nation, compose this unique alphabet which gives teachers and students the amazing chance to connect with and research these real life heroes, through biographical projects and art lessons.