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Book cover: Rad American WomenBook cover: Rad American Women

Rad American Women A-Z: Rebels, Trailblazers, and Visionaries Who Helped Shape Our History … and Our Future!

by Kate Schatz

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on March 22, 2016 | Filed under Activism, Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Elementary, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Middle School, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History

“Rad American Women A-Z” (64 pgs, grades 3 and up) offers a brief glimpse of American women who have helped shape our history and future. The book gives a short, one page biography of each… More

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14 Picture Books About Women Changemakers

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on March 12, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw There is no shortage of examples of how sexism continues to pervade our society. One recent example is this video of women actors reading casting call character descriptions (most of which are… More

Latina woman draped in U.S. flag & wearing handcuffsLatina woman draped in U.S. flag & wearing handcuffs

Can Entertainment Lead to Prison Change?

Written by Zoe Weil | No Comments | Published on August 20, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

Four years ago I wrote a blog post titled “What Is Prison For?” Prison was on my mind because I’d been reflecting on jury duty and the moral challenge I faced, finding a defendant guilty… More

“Ask For Something & Then Do Something”: Young Changemaker Fiona Lowenstein

Written by Zoe Weil | No Comments | Published on October 28, 2011 | Filed under Humane Connection

Fiona Lowenstein was only 12 when she started relentlessly asking for what she wanted in order to create change. She’s heard “no” more times than she can count, but the yeses have been adding up,… More