Happy book birthday to Jessica Spotswood, whose kickass anthology, A Tyranny of Petticoats, went on sale yesterday! Here’s to piracy, stunt flight, revolution, exploration, gold-panning, fortune-telling, and so much more in these fifteen short stories about girls in American history. Was it coincidence that yesterday was International Women’s Day? I think not.
From an impressive sisterhood of YA writers comes an edge-of-your-seat anthology of historical fiction and fantasy featuring a diverse array of daring heroines.
Criss-cross America — on dogsleds and ships, stagecoaches and trains — from pirate ships off the coast of the Carolinas to the peace, love, and protests of 1960s Chicago. Join fifteen of today’s most talented writers of young adult literature on a thrill ride through history with American girls charting their own course. They are monsters and mediums, bodyguards and barkeeps, screenwriters and schoolteachers, heiresses and hobos. They’re making their own way in often-hostile lands, using every weapon in their arsenals, facing down murderers and marriage proposals. And they all have a story to tell.
With stories by:
J. Anderson Coats
Y. S. Lee
And, as my friend Viv blessed us on International Women’s Day, “May you all run everywhere without getting verbally and physically harassed ever (and may harassers spontaneously fall out of cars/bikes and onto sidewalks under the weight of collapsing patriarchy and be trampled on by younger generation of feminist children).”
I’ll raise a glass to that!