Kelly Barnhill’s 2022 When Women Were Dragons is a modern fantasy set in the 1950s.
On April 25, 1955, 642,987 American women spontaneously became dragons. The new dragons abandoned their homes for destinations that better suited them. Mass dragoning could not be ignored … but it did not take Cold War America very long to collectively agree that dragoning (mass or otherwise, causes, and whether or not dragoning was a one-off or an ongoing phenomenon) were all subjects unfit for polite conversation. Those reluctant to follow this convention were targeted as un-American and blacklisted.
Alex (not the Alexandra adults around her insist on calling her) Green was too young to dragon, but her life would be transformed by the event.