Because I Was A Girl: True Stories for Girls of All Ages by Melissa de la Cruz

Because I Was A Girl: True Stories for Girls of All Ages

Whether they're young or old, household names or behind-the-scenes players, so many women have incredible stories to tell. And now is their chance.Edited by bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz, Because I Was a Girl is a collection of anecdotes from girls and women, ages 10 to 80, about the barriers they've faced—and the dreams they've made come true. Featuring a who's wh...

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Because I Was A Girl: True Stories for Girls of All Ages Reviews

  • Ashley Elliott

    I loved this book! True stories of women throughout history and in present day. They are inspirational and I highly suggest you google some of them to get more of their accomplishments. I love knowing that sometimes they faced obstacles and overcame and sometimes they moved on because life isn’t perfect and we aren’t all meant to win at everything. I loved all the different personalities in the stories. It was a good book to end the week on!

  • Elaine Leow

    Because I was a girl, I’m willing to prove that females are equal to males,

  • Dana

    This was a great book filled with remarkable stories by women of the sights and disadvantages they experienced as a result of their gender. Some of them were just okay, but many of them were interesting and uplifting. Good book to read if you need to feel empowered.

  • Melissa Flanagin

    So many wonderful ladies in our world. great role models for on kiddos today

  • Alicia

    I expected more from this collection of true stories about being a girl in both its positive and negative sense as these women profiled were growing up. The quotes pulled out from the stories in the black background with blue font was a fantastic addition and the portrait before the story of the woman made it clear that a reader could connect with the woman BUT de la Cruz edited it AND included herself in the story? For some reason I found this tacky. There were certainly a few authors within th

    I expected more from this collection of true stories about being a girl in both its positive and negative sense as these women profiled were growing up. The quotes pulled out from the stories in the black background with blue font was a fantastic addition and the portrait before the story of the woman made it clear that a reader could connect with the woman BUT de la Cruz edited it AND included herself in the story? For some reason I found this tacky. There were certainly a few authors within the pages and then another group of diverse women including lawyers, activists, and more but this also felt a bit forced and not as genuine as it could have been.

    My issues with those profiled are really the reason in part because they don't feel as YA as they could have if this is being marked toward young adults. But I understand the power behind their words. I also liked the timeline of certain monumental events that led readers through the stories.

    To me it was just "eh", not earth-shattering or ground breaking. There was potential and it does have a killer cover but not enough to save it for me.

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  • Mallory

    This book popped up as a popular one being checked out at our local library. So I hopped in the virtual queue and waited. It wasn't until I had 3 days left on my 21 day loan that I started reading.

    I finished it 48 hours later.

    I was surprised by how many moments echoed my own experience. Walk in the room with a man colleague and who is addressed first? Who is praised for being loud, authoritative, and assertive? Who is told to get more sleep if they forget (or refuse) to put cover up under thei

    This book popped up as a popular one being checked out at our local library. So I hopped in the virtual queue and waited. It wasn't until I had 3 days left on my 21 day loan that I started reading.

    I finished it 48 hours later.

    I was surprised by how many moments echoed my own experience. Walk in the room with a man colleague and who is addressed first? Who is praised for being loud, authoritative, and assertive? Who is told to get more sleep if they forget (or refuse) to put cover up under their eyes? How if you like makeup you can't be brainy?

    It wasn't until I read Libba Bray's narrative that I shook with rage at the generational and societal inequality of women.

    And this from a woman who had all the other advantages: two college educated parents, never told I couldn't do it, never experienced sexism until working in college. For this I am glad that those were not the only stories told in this collection.

    This should find a home in every classroom to give girls a voice, to show them they are not alone, and to give them hope in paper form- may it take root in their souls.

  • Danielle Benich

    So inspiring! We have come so far... I just hope we aren't going backwards now.

  • megan

    YES. Girl power. Love love love it &i all these amazing women who have done so much. Feminism for the win

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