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Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Holt Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9781250154477256 Pages, Ages 12-18
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.
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
When I was young, my mother, a feminist, treated my brothers and me equally: We all had to do the dishes, cook, and make the beds.
I was lucky to have been raised by my mother, Alicia St. John Chavez, a divorced single...