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Girls: A History of Growing Up Female in America Reviews

UPDATE TIME: 2018-09-15 
Review Score: 4 out of 5 star From 6 user ratings
ISBN:0590371290
LANGUAGE:English

" Pretty long, but the details and story are what I'd hope for. " said.

" Easy text and great photos. Girls of all races, cultures and life styles are represented. Very interesting. Good resource for teachers as it tells stories of many wonderful girls who've slipped through the cracks of history. " said.

" A history of girls in America illustrated with excerpts from diaries, letters, photos, samplers, newspapers, ads and more from various periods. It includes stories and photos of girls of different races, economic backgrounds and more. Very interesting. " said.

" All I could see the first time I glanced through this was how ladyfolk are strange versions of homo sapiens, possibly bad. But if you just take that first huff...After I shut it, I thought to myself despairingly I seriously doubt there's a matching Boys: A History of Growing Up Male in America.Maybe later in the year I will try to read this again thoroughly. Maybe I won't see how alienating it is this time. " said.

"I found this book in the children's section (where, let's face it, I spend most of my library time these days) so the reading level is pretty easy, aimed maybe at middle schoolers. But it's a great overview of American women's history, filled with wonderful short passages from primary sources and interesting pictures. If you're like me and your reading gets interrupted a LOT, then this is a good pick because it's so easy to put down and pick up again without having to do much re-reading. It covers all the highlights of women's history from the colonial period through the 20th century." said.

"A fantastic read that belongs in every classroom. It covers the history of being a girl in America from the early days of European settlement and continues in a loosely chronological format up until today. This book uses authentic text and pictures to tell the story of girls from their eyes. Because it's more of an overview it'd be perfect for a starting point on deeper research or just to give students an idea of what life was like over the eras. It does a good job of respecting diversity as different ethnic groups, socioeconomic levels, and ages are represented. " said.

"I do a better job of "selling" a book to my students if I've actually read it. After two years of pushing this book, I've finally read it.

I know none of my kids have read this book because I'd have heard comments about the (near) nude drawing(s). I don't mind them but someone would have mentioned the nudity.

I'd have liked to have learned more about the people mentioned in the book but we may just not have the information. The history of women in history tends to be... sparse.

Next year I'll do a better job of selling the book.
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" Pretty long, but the details and story are what I'd hope for. " said.

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