Waiting on Wednesday | #44


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating.

The Radical Element by Various Authors, edited by Jessica Spotswood

The Radical Element

By: Jessica Spotswood, Anna-Marie McLemore, Sarvenaz Tash, Sara Farizan, Marieke Nijkamp, Meg Medina, Erin Bowman, Stacey Lee, Mackenzi Lee, Dhonielle Clayton, & Dahlia Adler.

It will be released on March 13, 2018 by Candlewick Press.

I am so excited for this book. I need to read the first book in the duology, A Tyranny of Petticoats but do not worry. I will read it. Maybe I will get the book at the same time as The Radical Element releases so I can read both at the same time. It would be fun. Both of the books have kick-ass women writing short stories and I am so there for it. 

I love the cover! it shows you what kind of stories is in the book. I love the different shades of purple with touches of yellow and white to make it pop! I hope there is awesome naked cover as well as end pages! March is too far away! I love Exclamation marks!

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 whether 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 the 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.


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