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

Stories, Songs, Poems, and Smart Talk by 33 Extraordinary Women

By Tonya Bolden

Alfred A. Knopf, 9780517709368, 160pp.

Publication Date: February 17, 1998

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Description

Extraordinary strong women lend their diverse voices to this collection of stories, songs, poems, comics, and essays.

What if every adolescent girl could feel hopeful, empowered, and excited about making the transition from girlhood to womanhood? Dealing with subjects like popularity, success, talking to boys, speaking your mind, and body image, this book offers practical help and inspiration.

33 Things Every Girl Should Know is an empowering and inspirational gift that every girl will want to own, to share with friends, and to use as a springboard to self-knowledge, self-acceptance, and self-esteem.

Contributors include: Natalie Merchant. Sigourney Weaver. Tabitha Soren. Wendy Wasserstein. Rebecca Lobo. Lauren Hutton. Anita Roddick. Lynda Barry.


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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