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.
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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.