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Title Because I was a girl : true stories for girls of all ages / edited by Melissa de la Cruz.
Publication New York, NY : Henry Holt and Company, 2017.
Copyright date ©2017
Edition First edition.
Description 241 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Age group Early Adolescents ericd
Call # 305.4 B
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 -- Contributors -- Support girls and women around the women -- Special thanks.
Summary 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; Hollywood heavy-hitters such as Quvenzhane Wallis; renowned chef Katie Button; aerospace and mechanical engineer Emily Calandrelli; and many more.
Brief writings from an array of girls and women who are trailblazers in their fields, discussing the barriers they've faced, the battles they've fought, and the dreams they've brought to life. The entries are arranged by decade, from Dolores Huerta learning how organizations contribute to the community in the 1920s, to Mattie Johnston explaining that no one every told her she couldn't do anything "because I was a girl" in the 2000s.
Subject Women -- Anecdotes -- Juvenile literature.
Sex role -- History -- Sources.
Genre Young adult literature.
Addl. Author De la Cruz, Melissa, 1971- editor, contributor.
Huerta, Dolores, 1930- contributor.
Bartlett, Bonnie, 1929- contributor.
Molina, Gloria, contributor.
Morrison, Susan, contributor.
David, Williabel Jones, 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.
ISBN 9781250154460 (hardcover)
1250154464 (hardcover)

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