"Captivating and even surprising. . . . It’s a neatly conceived study of two independent sisters who are fully capable of enjoying a day on their own terms." - Publishers Weekly
"A good choice for younger sibs terrorized by older ones or for kids who need a reminder that monsters aren't real." - Kirkus
J. Anderson Coats' R IS FOR REBEL is out in the world today and we couldn't be more thrilled! Congratulations and happy book birthday, J!
"Historical fiction master Coats invents a country and a history all her own to create the fully realized, inspirational protagonist Malley . . . Descriptions are at times graphic, but the realistic details only make Malley a more believable and empathetic character . . . An empowering and timely story about resistance." (Booklist)