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The Radical Element (A Tyranny of Petticoats #2)

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 yourselfshould 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 beliefswhether 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....

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Number of Pages : 320 pages
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The Radical Element (A Tyranny of Petticoats #2) Reviews

  • Adriana Martinez Figueroa

    **I received an ARC of this book thanks to NetGalley, and am very grateful for the opportunity to review this free of charge.**

    The Radical Element, edited by Jessica Spotswood, is a short-story anthology about women living radically in their specific time period or setting. I’d been eagerly awaiting this anthology, especially after reading such a great one recently.

    The main reason I requested this book was because of the addition of a story by Anna-Marie McLemore. However, I requested it with th
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  • Dahlia

    So, so excited and honored to be contributing to this anthology, and cannot wait to read everyone else's stories!

  • alice (arctic books)

    You can find this review and others at arctic books

    2.5/5 stars

    I’m starting to think that anthologies are just Not For Me. The past few anthologies that I’ve read had good content, but I just haven’t been into them as much as I wish I had. That being said, THE RADICAL ELEMENT contains amazing short stories from stellar YA authors.

    These twelve short stories are diverse in so many ways – there’s queer people, people of color, people with disabilities – I found myself in a few characters, especially
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  • Shenwei

    a few of the stories took a while to get into/didn't engage my interest as much but overall, I enjoyed the anthology and appreciated the inclusion of multiple WOC, whose stories were what made the anthology for me.

    if there's another anthology like this one I would hope to see Native girls' and trans girls' voices & stories included.

  • Stacey Lee

    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 pro
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  • Kelly

    This, along with the first book, make such an excellent addition to historical YA fiction. Many of these short stories could do well as full-blown books, but it wasn't to the detriment of the stories themselves.

    Favorites in the collection came in the second half, in part because I find the 1900s more interesting than the 1800s. Tops stories would be "Step Right Up" by Spotswood, "Glamour" by Anna-Marie McLemore, "Land of the Sweet, Home of the Brave" by Stacey Lee, "The Birth of Susi Gogo" by Me
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  • Dawnie

    *Thanks to Netgalley, the Publisher and the authors for providing me with a free e-copy of this book in exchange for a free and honest review!*

    I thought i would love this book way more than i ended up doing. But on the other hand i honestly expected this anthology collection to be a bit more... science based? Maybe that is my mistake from taking the title to literally.

    All 12 stories in this book are good. They are interesting, they show great parts of American history that should be mentioned m
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  • Lauren Stoolfire

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

    As an American girl in the past and the present the decision to respect yourself can sometimes be challenging and radical. You have to face it whether you're neurodivergent, a second-generation immigrant, or facing racism. Self-respect is the only decision when you've weighed societal expectations and found them wanting. In this anthology, twelve talented YA authors present stories of all sorts of girls from all colors and creeds
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