Librarian Picks: A Tyranny of Petticoats

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March 8, 2017 by thewashingteenian

By Ms. Sarah, Group Adviser

A Tyranny of Petticoats: 15 Stories of Belles, Bank Robbers, and Other Badass Girls, edited by Jessica Spotswood, is the perfect read for Women’s History Month. Why, you ask?

It’s all in the title– this selection of short stories by several wonderful authors feature girls throughout history making history. You may have heard of big-name authors like Marissa Meyer and Marie Lu. Now, you get to explore their creative minds in a new way. You may also discover some new favorite YA authors!

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Whether it’s on a pirate ship or in the middle of a bank heist, these stories will draw you in immediately. From murders to marriages, the characters are thrown into some situations that would be hard to believe if they weren’t so similar to things that actually happened to real women in history. It’s amazing!

I also like that the stories are in chronological order. You can skip from one era to the next like flipping channels on the TV….except there’s something good on every channel and they’re all like the History Channel (when it had actual shows about history) and each one is about a woman taking charge of her life and being, in most cases, generally awesome!



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