"Crisscross America-on dogsleds and ships, stagecoaches and trains-from pirate ships off the Carolinas to the peace, love, and protests of 1960s Chicago. Join fifteen of the most talented writers working in young adult literature today-an impressive sisterhood that includes Elizabeth Wein, Marie Lu, Marissa Meyer, and Kekla Magoon-on a thrill ride through history with American girls driving their own stories. They are monsters and mediums, bank robbers and barkeeps, screenwriters and schoolteachers, heiresses and hobos. They're charting their own path in often-hostile lands, using every weapon in their arsenal, facing down murderers and marriage proposals. Along the way, they might kiss girls or boys-or no one at all, because they're too busy catching spies. But one thing's for sure-they're going to have a hell of a story to tell."
by Jewell Parker Rhodes
by Louise Troh, Christine Wicker
by Delores Phillips
by Jessica Bennett
by Jane Smiley
"Bahni Turpin takes command in this tour-de-force narration of 15 stories by 15 authors about bold American girls. Set in every era from the seventeenth century through the 1960s, and in such varying locations as an Alaskan ice flow and a pirate ship--the stories range from real-life verisimilitude to complete fantasy, with many falling somewhere in between. All are powerful. 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. A.C.S. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"
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