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Because I was a girl : true stories for girls of all ages

Format: Print Book 2017
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Summary

Because I Was a Girl is an inspiring collection of true stories by women and girls about the obstacles, challenges, and opportunities they've faced...because of their gender. Edited by #1 New York Times -bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz, the book is the perfect gift for girls of all ages to celebrate the accomplishments of these women and girls who overcame adversity with their limitless potential.

The collection includes writings from an impressive array of girls and women who are trailblazers in their fields, including bestselling authors Victoria Aveyard, Libba Bray, and Margaret Stohl; industry pioneers like Dolores Huerta, Trish McEvoy, and Holly Knight; renowned chef Katie Button; aerospace and mechanical engineer Emily Calandrelli; and many more.

Because I Was a Girl features powerful stories from:

Elizabeth Acevedo
Katrina Adams
Victoria Aveyard
Bonnie Bartlett
Brenda Bowen
Libba Bray
Katie Button
Emily Calandrelli
Babette Davis
Williabell Jones Davis
Melissa de la Cruz
Abby Falik
Jena Friedman
Joan Hanawi
Jane Hawley
Tina Hay
Jody Houser
Dolores Huerta
Zareen Jaffery
Anjanette Johnston
Mattie Johnston
Holly Knight
Jill Lorie
Zoey Luna
Trish McEvoy
Loretta Miranda
Gloria Molina
Susan Morrison
Anna Ponder
Margaret Semrud-Clikeman
Rebecca Soffer
Cheri Steinkellner
Margaret Stohl
Noor Tagouri
Tillie Walden
Quvenzhane Wallis
Francesca Zambello
Lenore Zion

Contents
The 1920s-1930s
Dolores Huerta
Bonnie Bartlett
The 1940s
Gloria Molina
Susan Morrison
Williabel Jones Davis
The 1950s
Trish McEvoy
Margaret Semrud-Clikeman
Cheri Steinkellner
Brenda Bowen
Francesca Zambello
Babette Davis
Holly Knight
The 1960s
Margaret Stohl
Anna Ponder
Jill Lorie
Katrina Adams
Libba Bray
The 1970s
Melissa de la Cruz
Abby Falik
Rebecca Soffer
Tina Hay
Anjanette Johnston
Zareen Jaffery
The 1980s
Elizabeth Acevedo
Jena Friedman
Emily Calandrelli
Jane Hawley
Jody Houser
Loretta Miranda
Lenore Zion
Katie Button
The 1990s
Victoria Aveyard
Joan Hanawi
Noor Tagouri
Tillie Walden
The 2000s
Quvenzhané Wallis
Zoey Luna
Mattie Johnston
The 2010s
Support girls and women around the women.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "This uplifting book features 38 short memoirs of diverse, accomplished women and girls of all ages, who share stories of how they overcame barriers to fulfill their passions and dreams. Women profiled range from pioneers like labor leader and civil rights activist Dolores Huerta to high-school student and transgender activist Zoey Luna; also included are entrepreneurs, best-selling authors, CEOs, chefs, a bishop, a scientist, a cartoonist, and a Grammy-winning songwriter and producer. Their stories are arranged by decade, and each 10-year section includes a brief bulleted time line of historically significant events. Many women, like finance executive Anna Ponder and banker Jill Lorie, succeeded in predominantly male professions, but others struggled: National Poetry Slam champion and writer Elizabeth Acevedo quit rapping because of the criticism she received from men. CEO Abby Falk's belief that, Once you find your power, no one can ever take it away is echoed repeatedly in this inspiring book, with its glossy pages, large black-and-white portraits, and eye-catching quotes.--Rawlins, Sharon Copyright 2018 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "This collection of first-person reflections by 38 accomplished women-writers, politicians, entrepreneurs, and others-encompasses a sweeping range of voices, personalities, and experiences. De la Cruz (the Descendants series), whose own entry recounts fraught professional environments while working as a computer programmer, organizes the anthology by decade, opening each section with a list of women's achievements in a variety of fields and pivotal legislation affecting them. Sharing stories of dreams dashed and fulfilled, racism and sexism confronted, and career paths diverted, the contributors share sound advice for teenage readers. Activist Dolores Huerta urges girls "to stand up for themselves always, and to reach out and stand up for others." Author and literary agent Brenda Bowen underscores the importance of "finding ways around bad rules" that disadvantage and discriminate against women. And Katie Button, who quit a Ph.D. program in neuroscience to become a chef and restaurateur, advises girls to "do what you love, not what you think is expected of you." Thoughtful, encouraging, and honest, this compilation should inspire readers looking for guidance in charting the directions their own lives take. Ages 12-up. (Oct.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Women -- Anecdotes.
Women -- Biography.
Young women -- Conduct of life -- Anecdotes.
Anecdotes.
Publisher New York :2017
Edition First edition.
Contributors De la Cruz, Melissa, 1971- editor, contributor.
Huerta, Dolores, 1930- contributor.
Bartlett, Bonnie, 1929- contributor.
Molina, Gloria, contributor.
Morrison, Susan, contributor.
Davis, Williabel Jones, 1947- contributor.
McEvoy, Trish, contributor.
Semrud-Clikeman, Margaret, contributor.
Steinkellner, Cheri, contributor.
Bowen, Brenda, contributor.
Zambello, Francesca, contributor.
Davis, Babette, contributor.
Knight, Holly, contributor.
Stohl, Margaret, contributor.
Ponder, Anna Katheryn, contributor.
Lorie, Jill, 1967- contributor.
Adams, Katrina, 1968- contributor.
Bray, Libba, contributor.
Falik, Abby, 1979- contributor.
Soffer, Rebecca, contributor.
Hay, Tina, contributor.
Johnston, Anjanette, contributor.
Jaffery, Zareen, contributor.
Acevedo, Elizabeth, contributor.
Friedman, Jena, 1983- contributor.
Calandrelli, Emily, contributor.
Hawley, Jane, 1988- contributor.
Houser, Jody, contributor.
Miranda, Loretta, 1987- contributor.
Zion, Lenore, contributor.
Button, Katie, contributor.
Aveyard, Victoria, contributor.
Hanawi, Joan, 1993- contributor.
Tagouri, Noor, 1993- contributor.
Walden, Tillie, 1996- contributor.
Wallis, Quvenzhané, 2003- contributor.
Luna, Zoey, contributor.
Johnston, Mattie, contributor.
Language English
Description 241 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN 9781250154460
1250154464
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