In an anthology of revolution and resistance, a sisterhood of YA writers shines a light on a century and a half of heroines on the margins and in the intersections.To respect yourself, to love yourself should not have to be a radical decision And yet it remains as challenging for an American girl to make today as it was in 1927 on the steps of the Supreme Court It s a deIn an anthology of revolution and resistance, a sisterhood of YA writers shines a light on a century and a half of heroines on the margins and in the intersections.To respect yourself, to love yourself should not have to be a radical decision And yet it remains as challenging for an American girl to make today as it was in 1927 on the steps of the Supreme Court It s a decision that must be faced whether you re balancing on the tightrope of neurodivergence, finding your way as a second generation immigrant, or facing down American racism even while loving America And it s the only decision when you ve weighed society s expectations and found them wanting In The Radical Element, twelve of the most talented writers working in young adult literature today tell the stories of the girls of all colors and creeds standing up for themselves and their beliefs whether that means secretly learning Hebrew in early Savannah, using the family magic to pass as white in 1920s Hollywood, or singing in a feminist punk band in 1980s Boston And they re asking you to join them.
The Radical Element In an anthology of revolution and resistance a sisterhood of YA writers shines a light on a century and a half of heroines on the margins and in the intersections To respect yourself to love yoursel
I m so excited and honored to be contributing to this anthology, and yes, you can expect me to write something set in the Wild West Yeehaw Teaser here Update 5 22, after having read all contributors stories Much like with A Tyranny of Petticoats, I loved this anthology and the wonderful mix of stories it provides The girls featured in this book are radical, indeed, and I can t wait for you to read about them
So, so excited and honored to be contributing to this anthology, and cannot wait to read everyone else s stories
Sara Farizan, Marieke Nijkamp, Anna Marie McLe, Dahlia Adler, and Mackenzi Lee Oh man this one is going to be gay 3 26 17
A solid collection of short stories from some amazing YA authors I skipped a few, but the ones I read were short and sweet Full review to come
The Radical Element is a historical fiction anthology about radical and dauntless young women throughout American history It follows girls ahead of their times, marginalized girls, girls who were in some way unconventional.It s the second book in a series The first, A Tyranny of Petticoats, followed brave and badass girls I read it than a year ago, and I remember having mixed feelings on it I liked this one a bit , though it had its low points too.Overall, this didn t disappoint The Radical Ele [...]
I m not a huge fan of short story collections To me, they either don t give you enough of the story to feel it was worth your time, or they get you hooked and then leave you wanting I decided to request this arc from Netgalley because I am a fan of Jessica Spotswood s writing Overall, I ended up liking this than I expected It was extremely diverse and feminist Here s my individual ratings for each story Daughter of the Book by Dahlia Adler 2.5 5You re a Stranger Here by Mackenzi Lee 2 5The Mag [...]
I m excited for this collection of important stories from little heard voices, and hope you are, too I just finished this book, and here are my thoughts on each story, for those wondering what s inside Daughter of the Book, by Dahlia Adler Rebekah wants to learn the Torah, Hebrew, and about the prophets, subjects off limits to girls in Savannah 1838 Dahlia writes with such command and understanding that suddenly Rebekah s struggles become the reader s.You re a Stranger Here, Mackenzi Lee provide [...]
Fave stories Daughter of the Book Dahlia Adler , Better For All the World Marieke Nijkamp , When Moonlight Isn t Enough Dhonielle Clayton , and Land of the Sweet, Home of the Brave Stacey Lee
Actual rating 3.83 stars you do get weird ratings when you read anthologies I received this book through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.Reviewing and rating anthologies is usually tricky, because you can t always love all of the short stories they are made of yet, for The Radical Element, I can say that I enjoyed all of them and that the messages the anthology was trying to get through were executed well The Radical Element is an empowering read that focuses on young women who didn t [...]
Yessssss, I just got approved for this on Netgalley
A Tyranny of Petticoats Series Ratings A Tyranny of Petticoats TBRThe Radical Element I post reviews on my new blog now You can find my full review there as well as a whole bunch of different bookish things like Tag Tuesday, hauls, TBR updates and wrap ups If you re interested please check it out Thank you to Netgalley for providing me an advanced reader copy in exchange for my honest review.We need empathy now than ever We need to read stories about, and especially by, voices that have been tr [...]
WANT WANT WANT YES PLZ
Physical ARC kindly provided by Candlewick Press.Daughter of the Book by Dahlia Adler Jewish history was not made of women who remained willfully ignorant in order to sew tablecloths What I loved most about this one was that Rebekah loved her family s history She loved learning about it, and she realized she wanted to teach it to other women, to help her community by educating all of those in it It was not about her rebelling against her faith, but about her rebelling against the sexist idea tha [...]
4.5 stars overall, I think Review coming soon on the blog with individual story ratings, but to the surprise of no one, Anna Marie McLe s story was my faaaaaavorite.
Review to come.
Sometimes the progress it seems that we ve made, the further it seems that we need to go, particularly in these troubling times when women s reproductive rights are under attack once again Starting in 1838 in Savannah, Georgia when a Jewish girl named Rebekah, leaves her home in order to receive the education she craves, and concluding in 1984 in Boston, Massachusetts when an immigrant girl finds her voice and identity through a feminist punk band, twelve authors share stories about girls and w [...]
3.5I received a free copy of the book from Netgalley in return for an honest review.Content Warning there is a story that deals with pretty explicit abuse by a parent All the stories deal with either blatant sexism or misogyny, racism, and religious persecution.A mixed bag of short stories Some of them were simply amazing and I wished there was Others I could barely get through and ended up skimming There is a mix of genres, some are fantasy, magical realism, however, most were historical All [...]
SO MANY INCREDIBLE STORIES I was blown away by the vast majority of them which is so unusual whenever I read an anthology.
She was supposed to be demure, to know her place, but she d had it with everyone deciding her place but her 1 Daughter of the Book Dahlia Adler 3.5 5 stars2 You re a Stranger Here Mackenzi Lee 2 5 stars3 The Magician Erin Bowman 2.5 5 stars4 Lady Firebrand Megan Shepherd 3.75 5 stars5 Step Right Up Jessica Spotswood DNF 6 Glamour Anna Marie McLe DNF7 Better For All The World Marieke Nijkamp 4 5 stars8 When the Moonlight Isn t Enough Dhonielle Clayton DNF9 The Belle of the Ball Sarvenaz Tash 4 5 [...]
They gave themselved to el S bado Santo, this in between night, letting the wing carry the glass glitter to anyone who needed the shimmer and hope of wishes yet to be made Glamour by Anna Marie McLe I can t explain to you how much this collection of stories mean to me, The Radical Element and A Tyranny of Petticoats completely changed the way I see and expect things from historical fiction This are very feminist stories with a lot of diversity that challenged a lot of my preconceived ideas and m [...]
Check out this and reviews posts at Winged Reads I come from a long line of pretty badass women Immigrants, labor rights activists, leaders in their fields I ve been taught from birth that women can do whatever they want, but they will have to fight for it, and they can So when I saw the subtitle of this book, not to mention the words revolution and resistance in the first line of the summary sitting alongside its awesome cover, I knew I would have to read it sooner or later.To my great pleasur [...]
The Radical Element is a historical fiction anthology the second installment about dauntless, marginalized young women who rebel in their own ways against the constraints of their time.This is one of those rare moments where the clich It s not you, it s me actually applies The older I get, the I realize I m just not made for short stories Each year, I read at least one collection of them because I like to suffer and set myself up for disappointment None of this has anything to do with the actua [...]
The Radical Element is an inspiring collection of short stories about girls throughout American history who are radical in their own ways Spanning the early 1800 s through the 1980 s, these are tales of impressive young women believing in themselves and coming to terms with the often unpleasant realities of their day They are of diverse religious backgrounds, races, ethnicities, sexualities, and experiences One story even features a bright, passionate aspiring lawyer who is autistic While I didn [...]
3 5I am not really the biggest fan of short story collections but hearing that this was about women in history, it got my attention While I was not a fan of quite a few of the stories included there were some that i absolutely loved and would have liked to see from If you re looking to rad about some bad ass women in history who push the societal norms and take charge of their lives you ll find that here If you re looking for a collection of stories that features women from different background [...]
Disclaimer I received this free book from Netgalley This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest I fell in love with The Radical Element from the introduction to the final pages It was inevitable that I would I mean, I am the biggest historical fiction fan and I cannot resist a good heroine The Radical Element would be the ultimate kryptonite It not only gave me one fiery heroine it gave me twelve I repeat twelve.Many of the authors I was already familiar, and a huge fan of Macke [...]
I really enjoyed A Tyranny of Petticoats, so I was delighted to be approved for an ARC of The Radical Element which in no way swayed my opinion because hello, I would have read this anyway Once again, this is a fascinating collection of historical short fiction featuring young women pushing the boundaries of what is expected of them The range of topics means that there s something for everyone interested in some feminist YA, and it was nice to see care taken to represent people from different ra [...]
I read A Tyranny of Petticoats and adored it The Radical Element was a LITTLE less impressive For one, I was very disappointed that there were no female female romances in this anthology, as that was something I really adored in A Tyranny of Petticoats Most of the authors were ones I was familiar with, but I did enjoy being exposed to new authors as well I buy anthologies to get exposed to writers I might not otherwise read, and the balance of well known and indie authors was very much apprecia [...]
I was sent an arc from netgalley in exchange for a free honest reviewThis was a fun, quick anthology to fly through It had colour and energy, and there were a few stand out stories but they were the diverse ones, featuring woc or lgbtqia women though the lgbt ones were a little thin on the ground In fact I think there might have only been two, so I think that could be improved I think this is a nice place to start if you want to get into reading feminist stories as the stories are not too long [...]
This was an AMAZING read What a great collection of short stories I will be recommending this to every teen young adult and young woman I know I absolutely loved reading about strong DIVERSE women, each and every one unique and well represented The author s notes on their processes for developing the narratives were wonderful to read as well I could barely put this book down because I was so engrossed, I don t think I ve ever read about so many fictional historical characters that weren t built [...]
I received an Advanced Reader Copy from NetGalley for review I may not be the right person for this book I agree with a lot of what was being said in this book, however I do not think it should be so heavy handed I understand that they need to convey their theme and meaning in a shorter amount of words, but I really did not connect with the way things were being portrayed in these short stories Overall, I was not overly enchanted or entertained with this book, but I think someone who really love [...]