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The Radical Element

The Radical Element by
Mar 13, 2018 | 320 Pages
  • Hardcover $17.99

    Mar 13, 2018 | 320 Pages | Young Adult

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These are tales across time and cultures, offering diverse women as witnesses to historical times. Contributor Dhonielle Clayton sums up the necessity of such an anthology when she writes, "There are few stories about what nonwhite people endured [during World War II], and I wanted to explore that." A needed collection to broaden understanding of the many different faces of history.
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Twelve stories from acclaimed YA authors focus on women who, one way or another, have radical, groundbreaking experiences…Short story collections can be uneven, but this one has an admirable goal, and there is plenty to love.

Each story has an unique voice and tone, appealing to a variety of readers…This collection is extremely informative, intersectional, and inspirational, and will be sure to spark dialogue. Recommended for all young adult collections.
—School Library Journal

Anna-Marie McLemore, Meg Medina, Dahlia Adler, Dhonielle Clayton, Sarvenaz Tash, Sara Farizan, Marieke Nijkamp, Erin Bowman, Stacey Lee, and Mackenzi Lee each tell a story of young female resistance and revolution in history. It’s super timely and empowering, this is one you’ll want to carry around in your tote bag.
—Bustle (blog)

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