Category Archives: Rad American Women A-Z Video Series

Rad Women Read Rad American Women A-Z: Jennifer Maerz Reads “C Is for Carol Burnett”

As 7×7 reported last year: we want to be friends with Jennifer Maerz. The former editor-in-chief of The Bold Italic and freelance writer came to our offices to read about Carol Burnett, who helped pave the way for all the … Continue reading

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Rad Women Read Rad American Women A-Z: MariNaomi Reads “M Is for Maya Lin”

This week we got to hang out with the very cool, very funny artist and graphic novelist MariNaomi at City Lights for our Rad Women Read from Rad American Women A-Z series. Watch to find out how Maya Lin came to … Continue reading

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Rad Women Read Rad American Women A-Z: Namwali Serpell Reads “Z Is for Zora Neale Hurston”

For this week’s “Rad Women reading Rad American Women,” we had the pleasure of filming Namwali Serpell, a recent Caine Prize winner and English associate professor at UC Berkeley reading “Z is for Zora” at the City Lights offices. Namwali shares … Continue reading

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Rad Women Read Rad American Women A-Z: Radical Monarchs Read “X Is for the Women Whose Names We Don’t Know”

If you don’t usually watch the Rad American Women videos, you should take the time to watch this one. We had the honor of welcoming two of the Radical Monarchs, a club for young women of color, to the City … Continue reading

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Rad Women Read Rad American Women A-Z: Leslea Hlusko Reads “R Is for Rachel Carson”

Continuing the string of incredible women we’ve been lucky enough to have in our offices, paleontologist and UC Berkeley professor Leslea Hlusko came by to read the “R is for Rachel Carson” entry in Rad American Women A-Z. Leslea shares … Continue reading

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Rad Women Read Rad American Women A-Z: Celeste Chan reads “Y is for Yuri Kochiyama”

Celeste Chan dropped by City Lights for this week’s installment of our new “Rad Women reading Rad American Women A-Z” video project. We learned more about Celeste’s lifelong respect for the often overlooked Japanese American activist, Yuri Kochiyama, as well … Continue reading

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Rad Women Read Rad American Women A-Z: Anisse Gross Reads “P Is for Patti Smith”

This week on the “Rad Women read Rad American Women A-Z” video series: we filmed Anisse Gross reading an entry about one of her longtime idols, Patti Smith. Anisse speaks about what kept her pursuing her dream of becoming a writer despite criticism … Continue reading

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Rad Women Read Rad American Women A-Z: Jewelle Gomez Reads “U Is for Ursula K. Le Guin”

This week for the “Rad Women Read Rad American Women A-Z” series, Jewelle Gomez talks lesbian vampire erotica and being unafraid to make yourself the center of your own universe. Jewelle chose to read the “U is for Ursula K. Le Guin” … Continue reading

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Rad Women Read Rad American Women A-Z: Arisa White Reads “A Is for Angela Davis”

City Lights welcomes the wonderful Arisa White for the second video of our new blog series, where we ask women we admire to read their favorite entry of our New York Times-bestselling children’s book, Rad American Women A-Z, and answer … Continue reading

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Rad Women Read Rad American Women A-Z: Elaine Elinson Reads “L Is for Lucy Parsons”

We’re psyched to present the first video in a new blog series based on the New York Times-bestselling children’s book Rad American Women A-Z, published by City Lights/Sister Spit. This alphabet book illustrates revolutionary American women throughout history, some well-known … Continue reading

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