Every Girl Tells a Story: A Celebration of Girls Speaking Their Minds

Every Girl Tells a Story: A Celebration of Girls Speaking Their Minds


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When Girl Scouts of the USA wanted to create a record of girls in America today, they turned to photographer and documentary filmmaker Carolyn Jones. Approaching her subjects with complete openness, Jones photographed and recorded the unfiltered words of 96 American girls -- some of them Girl Scouts, some of them not; all of them direct, unflinchingly honest, and each, in her own way, astonishing.

What are girls doing to change the world? What do they feel strongly about? In Every Girl Tells a Story, readers will be inspired and empowered by meeting Leila, who dreams of opening a women's clinic in Iran; Diana, who takes pride in hip-hop music; Kendra, whose hard work has opened doors she thought would always be closed to her; Katherine, who organized a clothing drive for unemployed mothers; Megan, who wants to be a senator; Sarah, who gave a prom for senior citizens; and Angel, who played a crucial part in the ancient rites of her Lakota nation.

"If your heart's in it, you'll keep going, says 14-year-old Therese. "Girls can do anything. Girls rule." With each penetrating portrait and revealing narrative, Every Girl Tells a Story brings that promise vibrantly to life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780689848728
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Publication date: 03/28/2002
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 10.36(w) x 10.36(h) x 0.53(d)
Age Range: 10 - 13 Years

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Every Girl Tells a Story: A Celebration of Girls Speaking Their Minds 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
DayehSensei on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is an inpsiring collection of memoirs, written as though spoken, by American teenagers. Topics center on dreams and aspirations for the future, to stories of hardship and triumph. Girls of different cultural, racial, and socioeconomic status are featured. This book should be on the shelf of every elementary, middle or high school library-- it can be appreciated by girls (and boys) of all ages. Every girl out there will be able to identify with one or several girls in here.