Youth Author Series: Kate SchatzSaturday, October 12, 2019 @ 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Join us for a reading with author Kate Schatz who will present various stories from her many books, plus sneak peeks of her forthcoming middle grade novel, Rad American History A-Z. Her reading will be followed by a Q&A conversation.
Rad American History A-Z, an illustrated collection of radical and transformative political, social, and cultural movements in American history. In Rad American History A-Z, each letter of the alphabet tells the story of a significant moment in America’s progressive history–one that isn’t always covered in history classes: A is for Alcatraz, and the Native American occupation of 1969; C is for the Combahee River Raid, a Civil War action planned in part by Union spy Harriet Tubman; Z is for Zuccotti Park, and the Occupy movement that briefly took over the world. There are radical librarians, Supreme Court cases, courageous youth, punk rocker grrrls, Southern quilts, modern witches, mass marches, and much more!
Kate Schatz (pronounced ‘Shots’) is the New York Times-bestselling author of the Rad Women book series: Rad American Women A-Z, Rad Women Worldwide, Rad Girls Can, My Rad Life: A Journal, and the forthcoming Rad American History A-Z (March 2020). She’s also the author of Rid of Me: A Story, a book of fiction about PJ Harvey that’s part of the acclaimed 33 1/3 book series. She’s a writer, organizer, public speaker, educator, and left-handed queer feminist activist mama.
In addition to her books, Kate’s writing work has been published in LENNY, Buzzfeed, Signature, Brightly, Oxford American, East Bay Express, Denver Quarterly, and Joyland, among others. Her short story “Folsom, Survivor” was included as a “Notable Short Story” in Best American Short Stories 2011, and her essay “What I Mean (or Dear White People)” appears in the anthology Radical Hope: Letters of Love and Dissent in Dangerous Times.