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How to Be a Girl in the World

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From the critically acclaimed author of the ALA Notable and Charlotte Huck Honor Book Forever, or a Long, Long Time comes a poignant coming-of-age novel about the complicated parts of growing up, finding your voice, and claiming your space. Perfect for fans of Rebecca Stead, Laurel Snyder, or Ali Benjamin!

Lydia hasnt felt comfortable in her own skin since the boys at her
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Hardcover, 304 pages
Expected publication: August 11th 2020 by Quill Tree Books
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Themes of consent and body self-ownership are expertly conveyed in Lydias efforts to find a way to speak up against harassment from male peers and her mothers boyfriend. She tries to hide and protect herself with full-coverage clothing then magic, and eventually tries to speak up. She is foiled by disbelieving adults with a boys-will-be-boys attitude. Lydias voice and middle grade solutions felt spot on as did her relationships with her peers.

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Caela Carter grew up in Basking Ridge, NJ and Baltimore, MD. She's been writing since she learned how to pick up a pen but before the writing thing got serious she spent six years teaching English to middle and high school students in Jacksonville, FL and Chicago, IL. Her debut novel, ME, HIM, THEM AND IT was published in 2013 by Bloomsbury. When she's not writing, Caela is a teacher of some ...more

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