The Radical Element

The Radical Element

by Erin BowmanMarieke Nijkamp Mackenzi Lee and others

Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe) Publication Date: 13/03/2018

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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 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

ISBN:
9780763699307
9780763699307
Category:
Uncategorized
Format:
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date:
13-03-2018
Language:
English
Publisher:
Candlewick Press
Marieke Nijkamp

Marieke Nijkamp is the #1 New York Times-bestselling author of This Is Where It Ends. She is a storyteller, dreamer, globe-trotter, and geek. She currently resides in her home country, the Nertherlands.

Mackenzi Lee

Mackenzi Lee holds a BA in history and an MFA from Simmons College in writing for children and young adults. She loves Diet Coke, sweater weather, and Star Wars.

On a perfect day, she can be found enjoying all three. She currently lives in Boston, where she works as a bookseller and almost never reanimates corpses. Almost.

Sara Farizan

Sara Farizan, the daughter of Iranian immigrants, lives near Boston. She is the award-winning author of If You Could Be Mine and Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel. She is an MFA graduate of Lesley University and holds a BA in film and media studies from American University. Here To Stay is her third novel.

Dhonielle Clayton

Dhonielle Clayton is the co-author of the Tiny Pretty Things series. She grew up in the Washington, DC, suburbs on the Maryland side and spent most of her time under her grandmother's table with a stack of books.

A former teacher and middle school librarian, Dhonielle is cofounder of CAKE Literary-a creative development company whipping up decidedly diverse books for a wide array of readers-and COO of the non-profit, We Need Diverse Books.

She's got a serious travel bug and loves spending time outside of the USA but makes her home in New York City, where she can most likely be found hunting for the best slice of pizza.

Jessica Spotswood

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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