What I’m Reading: Kate Schatz

Feminist writer, activist and educator Kate Schatz shares the books she's reading—alone and with her kids.

Kate Schatz

Kate Schatz is the New York Times-bestselling author of Rad Women Worldwide and Rad American Women A–Z, cool compendiums of awe-inspiring women doing amazing things. Her most recent book, Rad Girls Can, teaches readers about a diverse group of young women who are all leading badass lives—whether they are speaking out about injustices in their own communities, excelling as athletes, or expressing themselves through word, movement, or song.

Read it Forward sat down with Kate and asked her to tell us about three books she’s enjoyed recently. She shares about the book she’s reading with her kids that delves into a tough topic—and the one meant for adults she’s reading on her own time—as well as a recent work of fiction that inspired and moved her.


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KATE SCHATZ is a feminist writer, activist, and educator. She is the author of the New York Times best sellers Rad American Women A-Z and Rad Women Worldwide, and the accompanying journal, My Rad Life. Kate is the co-founder of Solidarity Sundays, a nationwide network of feminist activist groups, and she speaks often about politics, resistance, feminism, race, parenting, and more.