The Radical Element

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ISBN-10: 0763694258
ISBN-13: 9780763694258
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The Radical Element
12 Stories of Daredevils, Debutantes & Other Dauntless Girls

anthology editor: Jessica Spotswood

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 when 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 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.

Original stories by:
Dahlia Adler
Erin Bowman
Dhonielle Clayton
Sara Farizan
Mackenzi Lee
Stacey Lee
Anna-Marie McLemore
Meg Medina
Marieke Nijkamp
Megan Shepherd
Jessica Spotswood
Sarvenaz Tash

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.
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
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isbn-10/isbn-13:
0763694258 /  9780763694258
on sale date:
03/2018
type/format:
Anthology / Hardback
age range:
14 yrs and up
# of pages/size:
320 / 6" x 9"
grade range:
Grade 9 and up
 
subjects:
Historical Fiction; Girls & Women; Europe; Short Stories;
author’s comments:
Jessica Spotswood is the editor of A Tyranny of Petticoats, the companion volume to The Radical Element. She grew up near the Gettysburg battlefield, in Pennsylvania, but now lives in Washington, D.C., where she works for the District of Columbia Public Library system as a children's library associate.
 
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