Outstanding, Young Adult, Jessica Spotswood, Historical Fiction, American Women, Short Stories
A compilation of 15 short stories about American women, A Tyranny of Petticoats features tough, brave, practical female characters from time periods spanning the early 1700’s to 1968. Each created by a different YA author, the characters run the gamut from pirates to protesters, belles to bank robbers, students, teachers, sisters and supernatural beings. An unsparing portrait of women’s often-neglected place in history, the stories also highlight each character’s determination to make her own story whatever the opposition.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
"A Tyranny of Petticoats,"
Children's Book and Media Review: Vol. 37
, Article 2.
Available at: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cbmr/vol37/iss3/2