It all started with a book, "Rad American Women A-Z," featuring profiles of 26 diverse women: artists and abolitionists, scientists and suffragettes, rock stars and rebels. Before long, Oakland Public Library staff came to work dressed as the Notorious RBG, astronaut Sally Ride and activist-author Angela Davis.
A few months later, we made Celebrate Rad Women the theme for the library’s Women and Trans History Month, with storytimes, displays, a book list and some eye-catching posters.
As the new book, "Rad Women Worldwide," reaches shelves in September 2016, there are new chances for libraries to make the world a little more rad.
Based on the "Rad Women" books, Oakland Public Library thought up ways to celebrate women of all types.