Rad Women Read Rad American Women A-Z : Cosmic Amanda Reads “Q Is for ‘Queen Bessie’ Coleman”

Next up on Rad Women read Rad American Women A-Z is amazing local DJ Cosmic Amanda! In this video, Amanda reads the entry for “Queen Bessie” Coleman–she explains how Bessie overcame seemingly insurmountable odds to become a pilot by hard work and ignoring the people who told her no.

This is the next installment in the video series from City Lights where we ask women we admire to read their favorite entry of our New York Times-bestselling children’s book, Rad American Women A-Zand answer some questions about what it means to be a rad woman today. The book is authored by Kate Schatz, illustrated by Miriam Klein Stahland published by City Lights/Sister Spit.

Cosmic Amanda is a DJ and founder of BFF.fm, a San Francisco-based community radio station run by a volunteer staff of music nerds who love independent music and are hell-bent on delivering radio programming that doesn’t suck. Voted “Best Radio Station” in San Francisco three times in SF Weekly’s annual Reader’s Poll, their mission is to support emerging and underground artists and bring the Bay Area music scene to the world through the magic of Internet radio.

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