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On Her Way: Stories and Poems About Growing Up Girl
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 Oakl ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published January 19th 2004 by Dutton Juvenile
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This collection of short stories and poems includes a variety of settings, characters, and writing styles; reflecting a wide assortment of girls' personalities and interests. While readers will of course have their favorites, all of the contributing authors are accomplished and add to the collection in a positive way. With tween girls as its target audience, the book covers some difficult subject matter with an aim to empower girls at a time in their lives when self-confidence is most at risk of ...more
Very nice collection of poems and short stories about young girls. I liked the variety, from historical to modern settings, and humorous to poignant. Definitely would recommend it to my twelve year old reader, if I could get her to read something besides The Clique and Pretty Little Liars!
Sandy Asher, a playwright and children's author, is probably best known for her young-adult novels and other prose works for young readers. Drawing many of the ideas and characters for her writings from her childhood memories, Asher has earned critical praise and numerous awards for novels such as Just like Jenny, Things Are Seldom What They Seem, and Everything Is Not Enough. In addition to ficti ...moreMore about Sandy Asher...