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The Radical Element EPUB The Radical Element Author Jessica Spotswood Natus Physiotherapy.co.uk 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 ByDahlia Adler Erin Bowman Dhonielle Clayton Sara Farizan Mackenzi Lee Stacey Lee Anna Marie McLe Meg Medina Marieke Nijkamp Megan Shepherd Jessica Spotswood Sarvenaz Tash


10 thoughts on “The Radical Element

  1. says:

    After a fairly shaky first half, I adored the second half of this All the characters are the best, basically 0 1 2 5 4My average rating for this anthology was a surprisingly high 4.0 Did you expect that Because I totally did not Halfway through this anthology, I was prepared to give it a big old three, and then I hit three five stars in a row and this happens Okay, so here s my really big gripe with this anthology It is marketed as being about radical girls, which at least some of the anthology editors have implied means marginalized girls, and that is really untrue There has still been no Native American MC in twenty five stories that are about American history, which is honestly pretty disappointing It also feels at times a little lacking in intersectionality a bunch of the stories have MCs of Exactly One Marginalization and it feels vaguely weird And in this whole book, none of the stories are sapphic only four even have queer characters, two of whom are side characters and two of whom have it mentioned once Not to be this person, but I m gonna say it this could have been gayer But I also love the focus on girl power, the diverse characters there s a lot of diversity...


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    I recently answered the PARKS AND REC book tag and had THE MOST FUN doing so , wherein I featured this collection for Tom Haverford s A character who likes to dream big.Here is what I wrote taken directly from the tag January was also the month where I received the opportunity to read an incredible short story written by Dahlia Adler in The Radical Element anthology Daughter of the Book was the introducing story to the collection, and my immediate first thought upon completing it went, I don t know how any following tale will top that one And as you can tell, since I m not writing a full review for the anthology, I had to put the book down because I couldn t continue reading without comparing each following tale to the phenomenal opening one Set in 1838, Savannah, Georgia, Daughter of the Book follows Rebekah s fight and journey to receive a fulfilling Jewish education Tell them I m Jewish first Dahlia Adler created one of the most memorable protagonists I ve encountered in my reading with Rebekah Wolf And it is the first time that I m actually aching for a short story to be expanded into a full novel.I ve read a whole lot of short stories in anthologies these past few years, but I ve truly never felt so seen before There are talks of Hebrew, Torah, the Prophets, our history, l...


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    I m so excited and honored to be contributing to this anthology, and yes, you can expect me to write something set in the Wild West Yeehaw Teaser here Update 5 22, after having read all contributors stories Much...


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    1 A Tyranny of Petticoats .52 The Radical Element .5 Definitely the weakest of the two anthologies in this series My favourite was definitely Sara Farizan s Take Me With U Daughter of the Book by Dahlier Adler 3.5 5 starsYou re A Stranger Here by Mackenzi Lee 2.5 5 starsThe Magician by Erin Bowman 3 5 starsLady Firebrand by Megan Shepherd 4 5 starsStep Right Up by Jessica Spotswood 2.5 5 starsGlamour by Anna Marie McLe 4 5 starsBetter For All the World by Marieke Nijkamp 3 5 star...


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


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    You can find this review and others at arctic books2.5 5 starsI 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 in Stacey Lee s short story A lot of short stories in this are set in a historical time period, most of which are in the twentieth century, such as the Roaring 20s, World War II, and others If you enjoy historical fiction, you are bound to love this collection of stories.Overall, I do think that I m starting to lose interest in short stories in general and perhaps historical fiction isn t for me However, I m an intersectional feminist, and I ...


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    The Radical Element is a historical fiction anthology about radical and dauntless young women throughout American history It follows girls ahead of their times, marginalized girls, girls who were in some way unconventional.It s the second book in a series The first, A Tyranny of Petticoats, followed brave and badass girls I read it than a year ago, and I remember having mixed feelings on it I liked this one a bit , though it had its low points too.Overall, this didn t disappoint The Radical Element shines a spotlight on people who are often forgotten, erased in historical records, and who were considered outcasts because they didn t fit the norms.One thing didn t convince me these two anthologies about the history of the USA didn t include, as far as I know, any Native American authors There were barely any native characters Yakone in the first book, and one of the characters from this one vaguely mentions she has indian blood and lives in a half Creek and half Cherokee territory since this is a otherwise fairly diverse anthology, this ...


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    I received this book through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.A friend of mine recommended me the first anthology, so when this one has been added to Netgalley I knew I had to ask for it If you don t know what it s about, The Radical Element is basically an anthology about all those women who didn t fit in the society they were born in and who had to fight to get a chance to be heard.It s always so hard to review anthologies, and it s still the case here, but the subject is so important that I can t think of another rating than 4 stars This book is beautiful and delivers such a strong message everyone should read it It really empowered me and made me believe that you should be proud of who you are and fight for your right to be free to be whoever you want to be and already are.I believe that the representation was good, but you should all look to ownvoices reviews t...


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    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 provides a glimpse through the eyes of a young woman Eliza into the lives of the early Mormons as they were violently driven west from Nauvoo, Illinois in 1844 MacKenzi slips so effortlessly into her character s voices this was a fascinating look into a bit of history I d not known much about.The Magician, by Erin Bowman Ray, a girl masquerading as a boy in 1858 New Mexico Territory, gets by as a stevedore on the Colorado River, making extra change through her uncanny ability to remember cards, but faces an uncertain future when a fellow worker discovers her secret...


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    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 standing up for themselves and their beliefs from the 1830s to the 1980s Are you ready to join them The Radical Element is a compelling collection of twelve short stories taking place between 1838 1984 My favorites include The Magician by Erin Bowman 1858, Colorado River, New Mexico Territory , Lady Firebrand by Megan Shepherd 1863, Charleston, South Carolina , When the Moonlight Isn t Enough by Dhonielle Clayton 1943, Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts , The Bell of the Ball by Sarvenaz Tash 1952, Brooklyn, New York , and Land of the Sweet, Home of the Brave by Stacey Lee 1955, Oakland, California All of the stories in this collection give the reader a good taste of the characters, the setting, and their lives Of those stories that I mentioned by name, I would absolutely love to ...


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