Kate Schatz and

Miriam Klein Stahl

in conversation with Kate Hudson

Recorded July 14th, 2020

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Join Kate Hudson in conversation with Kate Schatz and Miriam Klein Stahl, the New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of the Rad Women book series.

The three women will discuss Kate and Miriam’s newest book, Rad American History A-Z, an illustrated history book that explores centuries of radical and transformative political, social, and cultural moments and movements in American history. They’ll touch on multiple topics including the importance of reading and learning about our nations’ lesser-known histories, engaging in honest conversation with their children about current events, and broadening our minds to create a just and sustainable future.

Kate Schatz is the New York Times-bestselling author of Rad American Women A-ZRad Women Worldwide, Rad Girls Can, and the illustrated journal My Rad Life. She’s a writer, activist, public speaker, and educator, who’s been passionate about both writing and politics since she was a kid. She’s a co-founder of Solidarity Sundays, a nationwide network of feminist activist groups, and she lives with her kids, cats, and partner on the island of Alameda.

Miriam Klein Stahl is the New York Times-bestselling illustrator of Rad American Women A-ZRad Women Worldwide, Rad Girls Can, and the illustrated journal My Rad Life. She is a Bay Area-based artist, educator and activist. In addition to her work in printmaking, drawing, sculpture, paper-cut and public art, she is also the co-founder of the Arts and Humanities Academy at Berkeley High School where she’s taught since 1995. As an artist, she follows in a tradition of making socially relevant work, creating portraits of political activists, misfits, radicals and radical movements. As an educator, she has dedicated her teaching practice to address equity through the lens of the arts. Her work has been widely exhibited and reproduced internationally. She lives in Berkeley, California with her wife, artist Lena Wolff, daughter Hazel, and their dog Lenny.

Kate Hudson is a Golden Globe Award winner and Academy Award-nominated actress, producer, entrepreneur, and New York Times bestselling author of two books Pretty Happy: Healthy Ways to Love Your Body and Pretty Fun: Creating & Celebrating a Lifetime of Tradition.

Don’t tell me women aren’t the stuff of heroes!”

– Kate Schatz, Rad Women Worldwide

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    Your histories seem like they’d make perfect documentaries! Have you ever thought of collaborating on a movie??

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    Who are some of your favorite authors, whether fiction or non-fiction, and have they influenced your writing?

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    Can you all describe you’re writing process? Is it as collaborative as one would imagine it to be?

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    What’s a “Rad” girl? What does “Rad” mean?

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    How did you three come together? What a powerful collection of women!!!

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    Will you please talk further about “engaging in honest conversation with children about current events”. What do you find is the best approach when there are so many issues that are negative and potentially stressful? How can we help them see what is happening without taking them to anxiety and stress?

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    There was a TV movie made in 1976 about U.S. internment of Japanese Americans called “Farewell to Manzanar,” directed by John Korty.

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    To Kate Hudson re Japanese Internment – there is a recent documentary produced by Marlene Shigekawa (she was born in an internment camp). It is called “For the Sake of the Children” and has screened across the country. Her website is https://www.marleneshigekawa.com/