A Tyranny of Petticoats: 15 Stories of Belles, Bank Robbers & Other Badass Girls - Jessica Spotswood
Female characters have traditionally taken a supporting role in adventure stories, but this is definitely not the case in A Tyranny of Petticoats: 15 Stories of Belles, Bank Robbers and Other Badass Girls (Candlewick, $17.99). The subtitle says it all; these girls are prime time, and their stories place them anywhere from the pirate-infested waters off the Carolina coast in 1710 to the Chicago riots of the 1968 Democratic Convention. The illustrious contributors, who include Marie Lu, Andrea Cremer, Marissa Meyer, Elizabeth Wein, and editor Jessica Spotswood, all know how to tell a story that will knock your socks off. You go, girl! Ages 14-18.