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
I love so many of the authors who helped write this book so I was really looking forward to their stories...and I wasn't disappointed! There were fifteen unique stories with poignant, intelligent female characters. It's hard to go into one specific story since I enjoyed most of them and they were short enough that if I go into detail I might give something away. Some of the stories resonated with me more than others. I will admit that there were a few characters that I had a hard time connecting to. I really appreciated that I could read one story at a time and pick the book up later on. I didn't feel rushed into reading through the book. The authors, for the most part, were wonderful at plot building and picked interesting settings. I liked how there were unique historical events incorporated into the stories and how each girl was unique in her own way. Overall, this book is recommended to young adult/teen readers.
3 1/2 Stars
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