Girlhood

Girlhood

Teens Around the World in Their Own Voices

Book - 2021 | First edition
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"All around the world, girls are going to school, working, dreaming up big futures--they are soccer players and surfers, ballerinas and chess champions. Yet we know so little about their daily lives. We often hear about challenges and catastrophes in the news, and about exceptional girls who make headlines. But even though the health, education, and success of girls so often determines the future of a community, we don't know more about what life is like for the ordinary girls, the ones living outside the headlines. From the Americas to Europe to Africa to Asia to the South Pacific, the thirty teens from twenty-seven countries in Girlhood share their own stories of growing up through diary entries and photographs, and the girls' stories are put in context with reporting and research that helps us understand the circumstances and communities they live in." -- Amazon.com.
Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Young Readers, 2021
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2021
ISBN: 9781643750118
Branch Call Number: 305.2352 AHU 2021
Characteristics: 247 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 23 cm

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What does a teenage girl dream about in Nigeria or New York? How does she spend her days in Mongolia, the Midwest, and the Middle East?

All around the world, girls are going to school, working, dreaming up big futures—they are soccer players and surfers, ballerinas and chess champions. Yet we kn... Read More »


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