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Girl Unmoored

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Publisher : SparkPress
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ISBN : 1940716063
Pages : 320 pages
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Download and Read Girl Unmoored PDF by Jennifer Gooch Hummer Full Book and published by SparkPress. This book was released on 2013-11-23 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Apron Bramhall has come unmoored. Fortunately, she's about to be saved by Jesus. Not that Jesus-the actor who plays him in Jesus Christ Superstar. Apron is desperate to avoid the look-alike Mike, who's suddenly everywhere, until she's stuck in church with him one day. Then something happens-Apron's broken teenage heart blinks on for the first time since she's been adrift. Mike and his boyfriend, Chad, offer her a summer job in their flower store, and Apron's world seems to calm. But when she uncovers Chad's secret, stormy seas return. Apron starts to see things the adults around her fail to-like what love really means, and who is paying too much for it. Apron has come unmoored, but now she'll need to take the helm if she's to get herself and those she loves to safe harbor.


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Picturing Childhood

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Publisher : University of Texas Press
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ISBN : 1477311645
Pages : 280 pages
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Download and Read Picturing Childhood PDF by Mark Heimermann Full Book and published by University of Texas Press. This book was released on 2017-03-01 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Comics and childhood have had a richly intertwined history for nearly a century. From Richard Outcault's Yellow Kid, Winsor McCay's Little Nemo, and Harold Gray's Little Orphan Annie to Hergé's Tintin (Belgium), José Escobar's Zipi and Zape (Spain), and Wilhelm Busch's Max and Moritz (Germany), iconic child characters have given both kids and adults not only hours of entertainment but also an important vehicle for exploring children's lives and the sometimes challenging realities that surround them. Bringing together comic studies and childhood studies, this pioneering collection of essays provides the first wide-ranging account of how children and childhood, as well as the larger cultural forces behind their representations, have been depicted in comics from the 1930s to the present. The authors address issues such as how comics reflect a spectrum of cultural values concerning children, sometimes even resisting dominant cultural constructions of childhood; how sensitive social issues, such as racial discrimination or the construction and enforcement of gender roles, can be explored in comics through the use of child characters; and the ways in which comics use children as metaphors for other issues or concerns. Specific topics discussed in the book include diversity and inclusiveness in Little Audrey comics of the 1950s and 1960s, the fetishization of adolescent girls in Japanese manga, the use of children to build national unity in Finnish wartime comics, and how the animal/child hybrids in Sweet Tooth act as a metaphor for commodification.


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Soulmaker

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Publisher : Princeton University Press
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ISBN : 0691170177
Pages : 200 pages
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Download and Read Soulmaker PDF by Alexander Nemerov Full Book and published by Princeton University Press. This book was released on 2016-03-29 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Between 1908 and 1917, the American photographer and sociologist Lewis Hine (1874–1940) took some of the most memorable pictures of child workers ever made. Traveling around the United States while working for the National Child Labor Committee, he photographed children in textile mills, coal mines, and factories from Vermont and Massachusetts to Georgia, Tennessee, and Missouri. Using his camera as a tool of social activism, Hine had a major influence on the development of documentary photography. But many of his pictures transcend their original purpose. Concentrating on these photographs, Alexander Nemerov reveals the special eeriness of Hine's beautiful and disturbing work as never before. Richly illustrated, the book also includes arresting contemporary photographs by Jason Francisco of the places Hine documented. Soulmaker is a striking new meditation on Hine's photographs. It explores how Hine's children lived in time, even how they might continue to live for all time. Thinking about what the mill would be like after he was gone, after the children were gone, Hine intuited what lives and dies in the second a photograph is made. His photographs seek the beauty, fragility, and terror of moments on earth.


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Shadows in Summerland

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Publisher : Open Road Media
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ISBN : 1504063112
Pages : 384 pages
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Download and Read Shadows in Summerland PDF by Adrian Van Young Full Book and published by Open Road Media. This book was released on 2020-09-08 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “An extraordinary novel sure to enchant readers of Sarah Waters as well as those looking for a thrilling and transporting gothic tale.” —Julia Fierro, author of The Gypsy Moth Summer The author of The Man Who Noticed Everything, an award-winning collection of short stories, presents his debut work of full-length fiction, “a witty and disturbing horror novel . . . as if Henry James had written an issue of Tales from the Crypt” (Bennett Sims, author of A Questionable Shape). Loosely based on the lives of spirit photographer William H. Mumler and his wife, Shadows in Summerland transports readers to 1859 Boston, where those who promise access to the otherworldly—mediums, spiritualists, and psychics—are celebrated. This embrace of illusion and intrigue provides the perfect hunting ground for con artists and charlatans—men like William Mumler. When William teams up with Hannah, a shy young girl who sees and manifests the dead, they are welcomed into the drawing rooms of the city’s elite. But the couple’s newfound fame and fortune draw grifters and rogues into their circle, including someone who will bring the afterlife closer to them than they could ever imagine. Spanning three decades, Shadows in Summerland “recalls an era no less gullible than the present one . . . Van Young’s prose skillfully illuminates his gothic tale of greed, obsession, and murder” (Publishers Weekly). “A fabulous and weird addition to the contemporary fantastic.” —Laird Barron, author of Black Mountain


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The Cambridge Companion to American Gothic

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Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN : 1108548318
Pages : 276 pages
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Download and Read The Cambridge Companion to American Gothic PDF by Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock Full Book and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2017-11-23 with total page 276 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Cambridge Companion to American Gothic offers an accessible overview to both the breadth and depth of the American Gothic tradition. This subgenre features works from many of America's best-known authors: Edgar Allan Poe, Toni Morrison, Stephen King, Anne Rice, Henry James, Edith Wharton, William Faulkner, and Flannery O'Connor. Authored by leading experts in the field, the introduction and sixteen chapters explore the American Gothic chronologically, in relation to different social groups, in connection with different geographic regions, and in different media, including children's literature, poetry, drama, film, television, and gaming. This Companion provides a rich and thorough analysis of the American Gothic tradition from a twenty-first-century standpoint, and will be a key resource undergraduates, graduate students, and professional researchers interested in this topic.


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Girlhood

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Publisher : Rutgers University Press
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ISBN : 0813547040
Pages : 441 pages
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Download and Read Girlhood PDF by Jennifer Helgren Full Book and published by Rutgers University Press. This book was released on 2010 with total page 441 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Girlhood, interdisciplinary and global in source, scope, and methodology, examines the centrality of girlhood in shaping women's lives. Scholars study how age and gender, along with a multitude of other identities, work together to influence the historical experience. Spanning a broad time frame from 1750 to the present, essays illuminate the various continuities and differences in girls' lives across culture and region--girls on all continents except Antarctica are represented. Case studies and essays are arranged thematically to encourage comparisons between girls' experiences in diverse locales, and to assess how girls were affected by historical developments such as colonialism, political repression, war, modernization, shifts in labor markets, migrations, and the rise of consumer culture.


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Queer Girls, Temporality and Screen Media

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Publisher : Springer
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ISBN : 113755598X
Pages : 192 pages
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Download and Read Queer Girls, Temporality and Screen Media PDF by Whitney Monaghan Full Book and published by Springer. This book was released on 2016-04-20 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book takes up the queer girl as a represented and rhetorical figure within film, television and video. In 1987, Canada’s Degrassi Junior High featured one of TV’s first queer teen storylines. Contained to a single episode, it was promptly forgotten within both the series and popular culture more generally. Cut to 2016 – queer girls are now major characters in films and television series around the globe. No longer represented as subsidiary characters within forgettable storylines, queer girls are a regular feature of contemporary screen media. Analysing the terms of this newfound visibility, Whitney Monaghan provides a critical perspective on this, arguing that a temporal logic underpins many representations of queer girlhood. Examining an archive of screen texts that includes teen television series and teenpics, art-house, queer and independent cinemas as well as new forms of digital video, she expands current discourse on both queer representation and girls’ studies by looking at sexuality through themes of temporality. This book, the first full-length study of its kind, draws on concepts of boredom, nostalgia and transience to offer a new perspective on queer representation in contemporary screen media.


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A Light Dew Falls

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Publisher : Lulu.com
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ISBN : 0557053447
Pages : 150 pages
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Download and Read A Light Dew Falls PDF by Jean Elizabeth Ward Full Book and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2010-05-12 with total page 150 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Illustrations by Vincent Van Gogh; dedications to Vincent Van Gosh, within a poem book of newly written Prose, Curtail Sonnets, Caudate Sonnets, Ward Sonnets, Stream of Consciouness Poems, Free Verse, Senryu, Kimo, Naani, Shape, and prose to delight the soul, including homages to several Chinese Tang Poets.


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Bringing Up Girls

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Publisher : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
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ISBN : 9781414348445
Pages : 304 pages
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Download and Read Bringing Up Girls PDF by James C. Dobson Full Book and published by Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.. This book was released on 2014-08-22 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is the ultimate guide to raising our daughters right—from parenting authority and trusted family counselor Dr. James Dobson. Peer pressure. Eating disorders. Decisions about love, romance, and sex. Academic demands. Life goals and how to achieve them. These are just some of the challenges that girls face today—and the age at which they encounter them is getting younger and younger. As a parent, how are you guiding your daughter on her journey to womanhood? Are you equipping her to make wise choices? Whether she’s still playing with dolls or in the midst of the often-turbulent teen years, is she truly secure in her identity as your valued and loved daughter? In the New York Times bestseller Bringing Up Girls, Dr. James Dobson will help you face the challenges of raising your daughters to become strong, healthy, and confident women who excel in life.


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American Hybrid Poetics

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Publisher : Rutgers University Press
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ISBN : 0813564662
Pages : 188 pages
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Download and Read American Hybrid Poetics PDF by Amy Moorman Robbins Full Book and published by Rutgers University Press. This book was released on 2014-07-21 with total page 188 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: American Hybrid Poetics explores the ways in which hybrid poetics—a playful mixing of disparate formal and aesthetic strategies—have been the driving force in the work of a historically and culturally diverse group of women poets who are part of a robust tradition in contesting the dominant cultural order. Amy Moorman Robbins examines the ways in which five poets—Gertrude Stein, Laura Mullen, Alice Notley, Harryette Mullen, and Claudia Rankine—use hybridity as an implicitly political strategy to interrupt mainstream American language, literary genres, and visual culture, and expose the ways in which mass culture in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries has had a powerfully standardizing impact on the collective American imagination. By forcing encounters between incompatible traditions—consumer culture with the avant-garde, low culture forms with experimental poetics, prose poetry with linguistic subversiveness—these poets bring together radically competing ideologies and highlight their implications for lived experience. Robbins argues that it is precisely because these poets have mixed forms that their work has gone largely unnoticed by leading members and critics in experimental poetry circles.


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Girl Unmoored

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Publisher : Sparkpress
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ISBN : 9781940716077
Pages : 330 pages
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Download and Read Girl Unmoored PDF by Jennifer Gooch Hummer Full Book and published by Sparkpress. This book was released on 2013-11-23 with total page 330 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Apron Bramhall has come unmoored. Fortunately, she's about to be saved by Jesus. Not that Jesus-the actor who plays him in Jesus Christ Superstar. Apron is desperate to avoid the look-alike Mike, who's suddenly everywhere, until she's stuck in church with him one day. Then something happens-Apron's broken teenage heart blinks on for the first time since she's been adrift. Mike and his boyfriend, Chad, offer her a summer job in their flower store, and Apron's world seems to calm. But when she uncovers Chad's secret, stormy seas return. Apron starts to see things the adults around her fail to-like what love really means, and who is paying too much for it. Apron has come unmoored, but now she'll need to take the helm if she's to get herself and those she loves to safe harbor.


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Bad Girls

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Publisher : Peter Lang
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ISBN : 9780820461502
Pages : 292 pages
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Download and Read Bad Girls PDF by A. Susan Owen Full Book and published by Peter Lang. This book was released on 2007 with total page 292 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Bad Girls examines representational practices of film and television stories beginning with post-Vietnam cinema and ending with postfeminisms and contemporary public disputes over women in the military. The book explores a diverse range of popular media texts, from the Alien saga to Ally McBeal and Sex and the City, from The Net and VR5 to Sportsnight and G.I. Jane. The research is framed as a study of intergenerational tensions in portrayals of women and public institutions - in careers, governmental service, and interactions with technology. Using iconic texts and their contexts as a primary focus, this book offers a rhetorical and cultural history of the tensions between remembering and forgetting in representations of the American feminist movement between 1979 and 2005. Looking forward, the book sets an agenda for discussion of gender issues over the next twenty-five years and articulates with authority the manner in which «transgression» itself has become a site of struggle.


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The triumph of woman

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Pages : 326 pages
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Download and Read The triumph of woman PDF by Charles Rowcroft Full Book and published by . This book was released on 1848 with total page 326 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:


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The Girl Got Up

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Publisher : Liturgical Press
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ISBN : 0814634516
Pages : 145 pages
Rating : 4.6/5 (634 Download)

Download and Read The Girl Got Up PDF by Rachel M. Srubas Full Book and published by Liturgical Press. This book was released on 2013-02-01 with total page 145 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: And immediately the girl got up and began to walk about . . . At this they were overcome with amazement." (Mark 5:42) The Girl Got Up is a spiritual memoir, or as Rachel Srubas says, "retrospection with an eye toward the eternal." Though it is, to be sure, a resurrection memoir, it is also heartbreakingly cruciform. Srubas refuses to recount her getting up before an honest account of being brought low, of the breaking of her spirit. Blending personal narrative with scriptural wisdom, she offers shining new insights into the nature of childhood, spiritual awakening, sexuality, sin, love, marriage, scapegoating, Christian compassion, the proclamation of Christ's resurrection, and more. No pious abstractions or how-to cheeriness here. Srubas faces life with a striking blend of realism, intelligence, and steely faith. The Girl Got Up is a unique testament to the God who grants us freedom, lets us fail, and yet never fails to raise us up.


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Orpheus Girl

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Publisher : Soho Press
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ISBN : 1641290757
Pages : 176 pages
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Download and Read Orpheus Girl PDF by Brynne Rebele-Henry Full Book and published by Soho Press. This book was released on 2019-10-08 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In her debut novel, award-winning poet Brynne Rebele-Henry re-imagines the Orpheus myth as a love story between two teenage girls who are sent to conversion therapy after being caught together in an intimate moment. Abandoned by a single mother she never knew, 16-year-old Raya—obsessed with ancient myths—lives with her grandmother in a small conservative Texas town. For years Raya has fought to hide her feelings for her best friend and true love, Sarah. When the two are outed, they are sent to Friendly Saviors: a re-education camp meant to “fix” them and make them heterosexual. Upon arrival, Raya vows to assume the role of Orpheus, to return to the world of the living with her love—and after she, Sarah, and the other teen residents are subjected to abusive and brutal “treatments” by the staff, Raya only becomes more determined to escape. In a haunting voice reminiscent of Sylvia Plath and the contemporary lyricism of David Levithan, Brynne Rebele-Henry weaves a powerful inversion of the Orpheus myth informed by the disturbing real-world truths of conversion therapy. Orpheus Girl is a story of dysfunctional families, trauma, first love, heartbreak, and ultimately, the fierce adolescent resilience that has the power to triumph over darkness and ignorance. CW: There are scenes in this book that depict self-harm, homophobia, transphobia, and violence against LGBTQ characters.


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Subversive Spirits

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Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
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ISBN : 1496815599
Pages : 185 pages
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Download and Read Subversive Spirits PDF by Robin Roberts Full Book and published by Univ. Press of Mississippi. This book was released on 2018-01-17 with total page 185 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The supernatural has become extraordinarily popular in literature, television, and film. Vampires, zombies, werewolves, witches, and wizard have become staples of entertainment industries, and many of these figures have received extensive critical attention. But one figure has remained in the shadows--the female ghost. Inherently liminal, often literally invisible, the female ghost has nevertheless appeared in all genres. Subversive Spirits: The Female Ghost in British and American Popular Culture brings this figure into the light, exploring her cultural significance in a variety of media from 1926 to 2014. Robin Roberts argues that the female ghost is well worth studying for what she can tell us about feminine subjectivity in cultural contexts. Subversive Spirits examines appearances of the female ghost in heritage sites, theater, Hollywood film, literature, and television in the United States and the United Kingdom. What holds these disparate female ghosts together is their uncanny ability to disrupt, illuminate, and challenge gendered assumptions. As with other supernatural figures, the female ghost changes over time, especially responding to changes in gender roles. Roberts's analysis begins with comedic female ghosts in literature and film and moves into horror by examining the successful play The Woman in Black and the legend of the weeping woman, La Llorona. Roberts then situates the canonical works of Maxine Hong Kingston and Toni Morrison in the tradition of the female ghost to explore how the ghost is used to portray the struggle and pain of women of color. Roberts further analyzes heritage sites that use the female ghost as the friendly and inviting narrator for tourists. The book concludes with a comparison of the British and American versions of the television hit Being Human, where the female ghost expands her influence to become a mother and savior to all humanity.


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Powered by Girl

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Publisher : Beacon Press
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ISBN : 0807094617
Pages : 216 pages
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Download and Read Powered by Girl PDF by Lyn Mikel Brown Full Book and published by Beacon Press. This book was released on 2016-09-13 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A playbook for working with and training girls to be activists of their own social movements Drawing from a diverse collection of interviews with women and girl activists, Powered by Girl is both a journalistic exploration of how girls have embraced activism and a guide for adults who want to support their organizing. Here we learn about the intergenerational support behind thirteen-year-old Julia Bluhm when she got Seventeen to go Photoshop free; nineteen-year-old Celeste Montaño, who pressed Google to diversify their Doodles; and sixteen-year-old Yas Necati, who campaigns for better sex education. And we learn what experienced adult activists say about how to scaffold girls’ social-change work. Brown argues that adults shouldn’t encourage girls to “lean in.” Rather, girls should be supported in creating their own movements—disrupting the narrative, developing their own ideas—on their own terms. From the Trade Paperback edition.