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Girlhood : teens around the world in their own voices / Masuma Ahuja.


"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." --
"Journalist Masuma Ahuja introduces us to 31 teenage girls from 29 countries. Through diary entries and photographs, they share their own stories of growing up and show what ordinary girlhood is like all over the world"-- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781643750118
  • ISBN: 1643750119
  • ISBN: 9781544458595
  • ISBN: 1544458592
  • Physical Description: 247 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 23 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Young Readers, 2021.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Teen voices from around the world: 30 girls from 27 countries across 6 continents" -- Back cover.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 240-247).
Target Audience Note:
Ages 12 and up Algonquin Young Readers.
Grades 7-9 Algonquin Young Readers.
Subject: Teenage girls > Social conditions > Cross-cultural studies > Juvenile literature.
Girls > Social conditions > Cross-cultural studies > Juvenile literature.
Teenage girls > Social conditions > Cross-cultural studies.
Girls > Social conditions > Cross-cultural studies.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General.
Girls > Social conditions.
Teenage girls > Social conditions.
Genre: Young adult literature.
Personal narratives.
Illustrated works.
Cross-cultural studies.
Juvenile works.
Personal narratives.
Illustrated works.

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Homer Public Library YA 305.235 AHU (Text) 000161514 Teen Corner -- Nonfiction Available -

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