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:
Williabell Jones Davis
Melissa de la Cruz
- (McMillan Palgrave
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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