All about the Girl

Culture, Power, and Identity

Author: Anita Harris

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415946995

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

View: 6380

This groundbreaking collection offers a complicated portrait of girls in the 21st Century. These are the riot grrls and the Spice Girls, the good girls and the bad girls who are creating their own "girl" culture and giving a whole new meaning to "grrl" power. Featuring provocative essays from leaders in the field like Michelle Fine, Angela McRobbie, Valerie Walkerdine, Nancy Lesko, Niobe Way and Deborah Tolman, this work brings to life the ever-changing identities of today's young women. The contributors cover all aspects of girlhood from around the world and strike upon such key areas as schooling, sexuality, popular culture and identity. This is new scholarship at its best.

About a Girl

A Novel

Author: Sarah McCarry

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1250027136

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 272

View: 650

Eighteen-year-old Tally is absolutely sure of everything: her genius, the love of her adoptive family, the loyalty of her best friend, Shane, and her future career as a Nobel prize-winning astronomer. There's no room in her tidy world for heartbreak or uncertainty—or the charismatic, troubled mother who abandoned her soon after she was born. But when a sudden discovery upends her fiercely ordered world, Tally sets out on an unexpected quest to seek out the reclusive musician who may hold the key to her past—and instead finds Maddy, an enigmatic and beautiful girl who will unlock the door to her future. The deeper she falls in love with Maddy, the more Tally begins to realize that the universe is bigger—and more complicated—than she ever imagined. Can Tally face the truth about her family—and find her way home in time to save herself from its consequences? About a Girl is the powerful and entrancing conclusion to Sarah McCarry's Metamorphoses trilogy.

About a girl

Author: tony nesca


ISBN: 1257102427

Category: Fiction

Page: 168

View: 8787

"About a girl" is a short novel that begins with two strangers, a man and a woman, who meet at a bus-stop and go on an impromptu bar-crawl on a cool, winter day. Taking place in twelve hours it recounts the oddball, hardcore, characters they meet and their increasing emotional connection as they fall for each other almost immediately. Infused with sexual energy, pop-culture references, intellectual debate and literary allusions this is an unapologetic, uncensored look at our society through the eyes of the outsider. It is written in a free-flow, spontaneous style with long unhindered sentences that enable the reader's eye to glide down the page as the story flows and moves to an urban beat of strippers, punk rockers and nightlife happenings.

All About Eve Trilogy

Six Steps to a Girl; Three's a Crowd and The One and Only

Author: Sophie McKenzie

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471121607

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 1680

View: 2807

Luke spots Eve at his dad's funeral. She's hot - and she's the perfect distraction from his messed up family life. There's only one problem - she's got a boyfriend. Still, Luke's not going to give up that easily... When he meets Ryan at a party and hears about 'the Six Steps method' to guarantee success with any girl, Luke determines to put it to the test. Step by step, he begins to get closer to Eve - but one step forward seems to mean two steps back, and when he's hospitalised by the jealous boyfriend, he wonders if any girl - even one as gorgeous as Eve - is really worth it... This ebook bind-up includes Six Steps to a Girl, Three's a Crowd and The One and Only.

Everything I Know about Being a Girl I Learned from a Drag Queen

Author: Lowrie Fawley


ISBN: 0557076331


Page: 165

View: 8761

On July 19, 2000 a chance encounter changed my life, reshaped my perspectives and took me in new directions I had never dreamed possible. Part memoirs, part socio-political and cultural history, Everything I Know about Being a Girl I Learned from a Drag Queen is a nonfiction account of life, love and acceptance blended with history, humor and photography, exploring the issues of gendered identity in the 20th and 21st centuries. From hate crimes to hairstyles, blending critical theory with personal insight, this book bridges the gap between the academic realm of gender studies and pop culture, and it does so with a humorous and personal approach.

All about Guys

Author: CosmoGirl!

Publisher: Hearst Books

ISBN: 9781588163820

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 9431

Offers information and advice to teenage girls about self-identity, dating, and relationships with teenage boys, in a question-and-answer format.

For Girls Only

Everything Great About Being a Girl

Author: Laura Dower

Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

ISBN: 1250089697

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

View: 2731

Hey, Girls! Wanna have some fun? Here is a collection of everything great about being a girl! Are you ready to give the best sleepover party ever? Or the best pedicure? Make fortune-tellers, friendship bracelets, and collages? You'll learn about the coolest women in history, sports, and science. The greatest chick flicks to watch with your girlfriends and the best girl songs for dancing. Plus, there's real-life advice: how to be a responsible baby-sitter, get a summer job, remember your locker combo, and . . . save the world (as only a girl could do). You go, girl!

All about Me and My Friends - a Girl's Journal

Author: Kate Dickinson,B. B. Books

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781503389045


Page: 154

View: 5603

A Fabulous Journal for Girls aged 7 to 12 to fill in and read a few short stories about Bonnie, Nia and Zoe - three best friends who like having fun and sharing their thoughts. This journal includes a couple of short stories and recipes for girls and plenty of pages to write down what has been done, ought to be done and wishes. Delightful illustrations and entertaining stories.