The Radical Element

The Radical Element

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 de In an anthology of revolution and resistance, a sisterhood of YA writers shines a light on a century and a half of ...

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Title:The Radical Element
Author:Jessica Spotswood
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:0763694258
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:320 pages pages

The Radical Element Reviews

  • Shenwei
    Mar 18, 2018
    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 Nativ...
  • Ben Babcock
    Mar 16, 2018
    Last year I reviewed A Tyranny of Petticoats , which came on my radar because I received it in a Book Mail box from Book Riot. When I saw The Radical Element on NetGalley, I wanted to see how the second volume of this anthology series compared. Thanks to NetGalley and Candlewick Press...
  • Stacey Lee
    Jan 20, 2018
    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, Hebre...
  • Erin Bowman
    Apr 01, 2016
    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 like with A Tyranny of Petticoats, I loved this anthology and ...
  • Isabella
    Mar 31, 2018
    Tatsächliche Bewertung: 3,7 Sterne. Es leben die krummen Zahlen von Anthologien! Spaß beiseite: Wenn ihr gerne historische Fiktion lest, die nicht nur Geschichten umfasst, die schon tausend Mal erzählt wurden, dann seid ihr hier richtig. Zwölf Autorinnen sind zusammen gekommen, ...
  • Mary H
    Mar 31, 2016
    WANT WANT WANT YES PLZ ...
  • Dahlia
    Mar 31, 2016
    So, so excited and honored to be contributing to this anthology, and cannot wait to read everyone else's stories! ...
  • Marina
    Mar 24, 2018
    3.5 I was introduced to Jessica Spotswood through her first anthology project A Tyranny of Petticoats, which featured 15 stories about badass women. I don?t remember much of it, but I know I gave it a 3/5 rating because the stories were good and fantastical, but nothing special or...
  • Lauren Stoolfire
    Mar 01, 2018
    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 r...
  • Alexa
    Mar 11, 2018
    This is a shortened version - read the full review on my blog. LGBTQAI+: Sapphic main and side characters in a couple of stories, and a transgender man LI in one Sex on page: No I received an ARC through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I have so much love to give ...
  • Kate Olson
    Sep 27, 2018
    This short story collection has been my at-work read for the past month and I read bits every day during lunch at my desk or in our school garden and during our cuddle up and read days in the library when I sit down and read right alongside my students. I can?t speak highly enough of...
  • Clara
    Mar 06, 2018
    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 abo...
  • Adriana Martinez Figueroa
    Apr 11, 2018
    **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 b...
  • April (Aprilius Maximus)
    Apr 12, 2018
    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 stars You're A Stranger Here by Mackenzi Lee - 2.5/5 stars The Magician by Erin Bowman - 3/5 stars Lady Firebra...
  • Lucie
    Feb 04, 2018
    Actual rating: 3.83 stars (you do get weird ratings when you read anthologies) I received this book through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Reviewing and rating anthologies is usually tricky, because you can't always love all of the short stories they are made of; yet...
  • Nat
    Mar 15, 2018
    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 opport...
  • Ingrid
    Apr 01, 2018
    ** An ARC is generously provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review ** Daughter of the Book by Dahlia Adler - 3 stars. This story is about a Jewish education. I really enjoyed our main character Rebekah Wolf, but didn't care for the love interest or the plot that much. ...
  • Kristen
    Jan 30, 2018
    I'm not a huge fan of short story collections. To me, they either don't give you enough of the story to feel it was worth your time, or they get you hooked and then leave you wanting more. I decided to request this arc from Netgalley because I am a fan of Jessica Spotswood's writing. O...
  • Dawnie
    Apr 03, 2018
    *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 ...
  • alice (arctic books)
    May 07, 2017
    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 ELEM...
  • julianna ➹
    Jul 21, 2018
    average rating: 4 stars (which is honestly perfect, because I hate half star ratings in general) Uh, wow, after the first two stories in this anthology were pretty lackluster I got scared that this anthology was going to be overall, extremely disappointing, but thankfully the storie...
  • Xiomara Canizales
    Mar 07, 2018
    "If we limit equality, we can never be truly equal" Rating: 3.5 Anthologies are hard to review and rate. The stories are short and straight to the point so you are not going to find too much depth in them. The main subject of the stories it is 'girls who find their way in an atm...
  • Rachel Strolle
    Jan 22, 2018
    Fave stories: Daughter of the Book (Dahlia Adler), Better For All the World (Marieke Nijkamp), When Moonlight Isn't Enough (Dhonielle Clayton), and Land of the Sweet, Home of the Brave (Stacey Lee) ...
  • Bright Star
    Mar 07, 2018
    I received an ARC copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. The Radical Element was the second anthology in the series of Tyranny of Petticoats and follows the stories of girls "who were outsiders and/or radical in their communities, whether by virtue of their race, re...
  • Acqua
    Jan 16, 2018
    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 o...
  • Greyson [Use Your Words]
    Jan 09, 2018
    A Tyranny of Petticoats Series Ratings: A Tyranny of Petticoats: TBR The Radical Element: ???? ? Thank you to Netgalley for providing me an advanced reader copy in exchange for my honest review. We need empathy now more than ever. We need to read stories about, and ...
  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    Mar 11, 2017
    After a fairly shaky first half, I adored the second half of this. All the characters are the best, basically. ?????: 0 ?????: 1 ?????: 2 ?????: 5 ?????: 4 My average rating for this anthology was a surprisingly high... 4.0. ...
  • thepessimisticreader
    Jun 15, 2018
    4.25 stars A copy of this book was provided to me by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for a fair and honest review. 1838: Savanah, Georgia Daughter of the Book by Dahlia Adler ??? Interesting and educational about the Jewish faith, I did not know that women were n...
  • Skyeler
    Mar 11, 2018
    I will be updating this review for each story I finish, and will post my complete review after I complete the anthology, so stay tuned! Daughter of the Book Dahlia Adler 2 stars While this story was incredibly insightful into Jewish tradition and belief, I found it bland and fo...
  • Keri
    Jan 24, 2018
    The Radical Element is a collection of short fictional stories that gives unique glances into lives that aren?t usually thought about when one reflects on history. Reading these tales, I found that they both inspired me and made me laugh, which in my opinion are some of the best thin...