When Women Were Dragons by Kelly Barnhill

Staff Pick

If you’re looking for a feminist fantasy, this powerful and imaginative book is it. The story unfolds in 1955 America, when, in a mass dragoning, hundreds of thousands of women step out of their skins, stretch their dragon wings, and fly away from their lives, leaving behind jobs, children, and husbands.  Those who remain try to ignore this event, but one little girl, Alex Greene, breaks the silence with her story of growing up without loved ones and then reconciling with them when they return.  


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ISBN: 9780593466575
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Published: Anchor - May 16th, 2023