On Her Way: Stories and Poems About Growing Up Girl

On Her Way: Stories and Poems About Growing Up Girl
Pages:
224
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Published:
January 19th 2004 by Dutton Juvenile
Goodreads Rating:
4.00
ISBN13:
9780525471707
ISBN10:
0525471707
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Growing up has never been easy, but the girls in this inspiring collection of twenty-one stories and poems for �tweens tackle it with gusto. Edwidge Danticat exhorts girls to �come to this party� even if they�re not invited; Donna Jo Napoli captures the mixture of pride and insecurity in trying to assert independence; Sheila Solomon Klass shares the story of how Annie Oakley learns to shoot a gun despite her mother�s disapproval; and Linda Sue Park writes about one girl�s struggle in art class as she wavers between wanting acceptance and wanting to express herself. This remarkable, diverse anthology celebrates the energy, imagination, inventiveness, compassion, and strength of young American women.