33 Things Every Girl Should Know: Stories, Songs, Poems, and Smart Talk by 33 Extraordinary Women

33 Things Every Girl Should Know: Stories, Songs, Poems, and Smart Talk by 33 Extraordinary Women

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33 Things Every Girl Should Know: Stories, Songs, Poems, and Smart Talk by 33 Extraordinary Women by Tonya Bolden, Sylvie Wickstrom

While everyone's probably got 33 different answes to that question, we're betting that thee's a lot of commong ground, and this book will show it. We've collected 33 different experiences from 33 different women, who are older, younger, and in-between, but who all have one thing in common: they've picked up some clues along their journey and want to share them with you.

This isn't a guidebook that's going to tell you how to live. Instead, it's a celebration of ways to enjoy life when you're up, and comforting words to help you get through bad times when you're down. There are comic strips to make you laugh, conversations to make you think, short stories to help you escape, and a whole lot more. Wish you could be more carefree? Check out Natalie Merchant's poem for simple ideas on how to get more fun out of life. Feeling unpopular? Tabitha Soren has a few stories that will make you laugh and realize that if she can get through it, so can you. Do you love science but don't want anyone to know? Juliann Willey came up with a list of reasons why science is cool, and beign dumb isn't. With contributioins from Fairth Ringgold, Vera Wang, Rebecca Lobo, Sigourney Weaver, Lynda Barry, and lots of other strong women, this book is about more than just getting through life. It's about being smart, doing your own thing, having fun, and standing proud. So whether you think you're clueless and confused or have all the answers, here are 33 different ideas to help you map out a journey all your own.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780517709993
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 03/01/1998
Pages: 159
Product dimensions: 7.14(w) x 9.35(h) x 0.68(d)
Age Range: 11 - 14 Years

About the Author

Tonya Bolden is the author of the children's book Through Loona's Door: A Tammy and Owen Adventure with Carte G. Woodson.  Her books for teenagers include the novels Mama, I Want to Sing (co-authored with Vy Higginsen) and Just Family; the anthology Rites of Passage: Stories About Growing Up by Black Writers from Around the World; and a collection of biographies of ten epic women, And Not Afraid to Dare.   Her books for grownups include The Book of African American Women: 150 Crusaders, Creators, and Uplifters .  She is a native New Yorker.

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