The Radical Element: 12 Stories of Daredevils, Debutantes & Other Dauntless Girls

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Although we are living in the age of the #MeToo movement and women’s marches of unprecedented size and scope, we’re also still living in a world that requires such protests and movements, which is disheartening in the extreme.

Which makes this the perfect time for The Radical Element, a collection of fictional tales — often inspired by real-life events — about young women learning to stand up for themselves, no matter what obstacles stand in their way. These are women rebelling against cultural, social, religious, legal, even medical persecution and subjugation…. These women fight back and thrive because of their willingness to be radical.

A young Jewish woman yearns to educate herself about the history of her people. An aspiring writer battles her mother’s domestic expectations. An Iranian refugee finds an outlet in music.

These stories are universal, they are inspiring, and they will resonate with any reader. No matter who you are or what struggles you’ve endured, there is a story in this collection that’ll speak to you. That’s something as wonderful as it is powerful.

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Author Jessica Spotswood, Editor
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 320 pages
Publisher Candlewick Press
Publish Date 2018-Mar-13
ISBN 9780763694258
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Issue May 2018
Category Young Adult


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