Welcome to Time Travel Week! Every day this week, we’ll be visiting a different decade with some of our favorite YA books. No, we don’t have a time machine. (If we did, do you think we’d still be waiting to read ALLEGIANT!?) But we do have the magic of the Internet—and, later this week, special guest posts from Epic Reads author Rachel Carter!
Today, we visit the glamorous, Roaring 1920s. Let’s dive into the drama, romance, and excitement of the Jazz Age…
First off, let’s set the mood with this essential piece of music:
Bright Young Things by Anna Godbersen
Born of Illusion by Teri Brown
Vixen by Jillian Larkin
The Diviners by Libba Bray
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Sirens by Janet Fox
1920s Dos and Don’ts
DO get your Jazz Age on with some revolutionary music by the likes of Louis Armstrong—available on your shiny new (and expensive!) radio.
DON’T get caught at a speakeasy. Prohibition is in full swing.
DO make a bold fashion statement! As modern girls, you and your flapper friends are fond of short skirts, jazz clubs, and fashionable bobs.
DON’T forget to vote, ladies. The Nineteenth Amendment is now on the books.
DO learn the Charleston. Time to go dancing!