Girls Like Us: Forty Extraordinary Women Celebrate Girlhood in Story, Poetry, and Song

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Gina Misiroglu
New World Library, Oct 14, 2010 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 264 pages
We all have moments from childhood that have molded our perceptions of ourselves and our lives. In Girls Like Us forty accomplished and influential women share these tender and uplifting moments from their own childhoods and teenage years. Isabel Allende tells of her parents' priceless gift in encouraging her to express her creativity; Faye Wattleton describes how a checkered and difficult childhood shaped her into the determined leader she is today; novelist Amy Tan explores the life of a young girl and her relationship to her mother in The Joy Luck Club. The book includes photographs of some of the contributors at the age they appear in their stories, as well as brief biographies of each. Girls Like Us celebrates the poignant coming-of-age moments experienced by prominent women of this century. This book is a great anthology for everyone wishing to cultivate and remember what it is to be young again.
 

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Contents

Identity
1
bell hooks Bone Black
13
Joan Baez My Memorys Eye
19
Isabel Allende Paula
26
Dr Shirley Ann Jackson Discovering Science in My Backyard
39
Karen Mitchell Black Patent Leather Shoes
53
Gish Jen What Means Switch
61
Rita Quillen SugarnSpice etc
68
Bebe Moore Campbell Sweet Summer
75
Amy Tan The Voice from the Wall
86
Marian Wright Edelman A Family Legacy
93
Dolores Huerta Una mujer con compacion y gran
103
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Gina Misiroglu is a twelve-year veteran of the West Coast publishing industry, specializing in the development and editing of lifestyle, current issues, and women’s studies titles. Of the many titles Misiroglu has contributed to, she is particularly proud of her co-authorship of Space Jammin’: Michael and Bugs Hit the Big Screen and her work as editor and contributing writer to Lay Down Body: Living History in Africa-American Cemeteries, a reference book on African-American genealogy, history, and folklore. She is currently at work on her second anthology for New World Library.

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