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Because I was a girl : true stories for girls of all ages
2017
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An uplifting collection of true accounts by women and girls about the obstacles, challenges and opportunities they faced because of their gender includes the stories of successful women in the arts, finance, politics and more as written by such contributors as Victoria Aveyard, Libba Bray and Margaret Stohl. Simultaneous eBook. - (Baker & Taylor)

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

- (McMillan Palgrave)

Biografía del autor

MELISSA DE LA CRUZ is the #1 New York Times, #1 Publisher’s Weekly and #1 Indie Bound bestselling author of many critically acclaimed and award-winning novels for readers of all ages, and edited the inspiring anthology of true stories, Because I Was a Girl. She grew up in Manila and moved to San Francisco with her family, where she graduated high school salutatorian from The Convent of the Sacred Heart. At Columbia University, she majored in art history and English. Melissa lives in Los Angeles and Palm Springs with her husband and daughter. - (McMillan Palgrave)

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Booklist Reviews

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. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.

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The 1920s-1930s
8(2)
Dolores Huerta
10(6)
Bonnie Bartlett
16(6)
The 1940s
22(2)
Gloria Molina
24(6)
Susan Morrison
30(4)
Williabel Jones Davis
34(6)
The 1950s
40(2)
Trish McEvoy
42(4)
Margaret Semrud-Clikeman
46(6)
Cheri Steinkellner
52(6)
Brenda Bowen
58(6)
Francesca Zambello
64(6)
Babette Davis
70(4)
Holly Knight
74(6)
The 1960s
80(2)
Margaret Stohl
82(6)
Anna Ponder
88(6)
Jill Lorie
94(6)
Katrina Adams
100(6)
Libba Bray
106(8)
The 1970s
114(2)
Melissa De La Cruz
116(6)
Abby Falik
122(6)
Rebecca Soffer
128(8)
Tina Hay
136(6)
Anjanette Johnston
142(6)
Zareen Jaffery
148(6)
The 1980s
154(2)
Elizabeth Acevedo
156(6)
Jena Friedman
162(4)
Emily Calandrelli
166(6)
Jane Hawley
172(6)
Jody Houser
178(4)
Loretta Miranda
182(6)
Lenore Zion
188(6)
Katie Button
194(6)
The 1990s
200(2)
Victoria Aveyard
202(6)
Joan Hanawi
208(6)
Noor Tagouri
214(4)
Tillie Walden
218(8)
The 2000s
226(2)
Quvenzhane Wallis
228(4)
Zoey Luna
232(6)
Mattie Johnston
238(4)
The 2010s
242(4)
Contributors
246(8)
Support Girls And Women Around The World
254(2)
Special Thanks
256

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