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
©2015 Original book published by Candlewick Press (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. Compilation and introduction © 2015 by Jessica Spotswood. “Mother Carey’s Table” © 2015 by J. Anderson Coats. “The Journey” © 2015 by Marie Lu. “Madeleine’s Choice” © 2015 by Jessica Spotswood. “El Destinos” © 2015 by Leslye Walton. “High Stakes” © 2015 by Andrea Cremer. “The Red Raven Ball” © 2015 by Caroline Tung Richmond. “Pearls” © 2015 by Beth Revis. “Gold in the Roots of the Grass” © 2015 by Marissa Meyer. “The Legendary Garrett Girls” © 2015 by Y. S. Lee. “The Color of the Sky” © 2015 by Elizabeth Gatland. “Bonnie and Clyde” © 2015 by Saundra Mitchell. “Hard Times” © 2015 by Katherine Longshore. “City of Angels” © 2015 by Lindsay Smith. “Pulse of the Panthers” © 2015 by Kekla Magoon. “The Whole World Is Watching” © 2015 by Robin Talley.
"Bahni Turpin takes command in this tour-de-force narration of 15 stories by 15 authors about bold American girls.... Turpin gives no sign that the range of characters, eras, situations, and emotions is anything other than easy. She channels, complete with believable accents and intonations, an Inuit girl running for her life, the Three Fates temporarily transformed into prairie girls, a 1960s hippie protester, and a nineteenth-century gorgon murderess, among many others. This is addicting listening for young adults and adults alike." (AudioFile)
Entertaining and educational. The stories are well written and the performance is excellent. It is definitely worth the listen
really liked the variety of writing and stories, very enjoyable. fun stories ranging from scifi, pure historical fiction to everything in between. loved that all were kick butt women/girls.
The stories were great. Some were stronger than others. I would have started the compilation with something slightly less tragic, but overall the representation of voices was refreshing. The narrator is fantastic.
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