GIRLHOOD IN AMERICA
Personal Stories 1910 – 2010
Riveting personal tales of young girlhood from across the country — in their own words
from the days of chasing horse-drawn fire engines in NYC to the days of leading a school anti-bully campaign
PLUS…FOR EVERY DECADE
• TEN MOST POPULAR GIRLS’ NAMES, from Hazel to Zoe
• MORE THAN 70 PHOTOS OF GIRLS FROM AROUND THE U.S. AND THROUGH A CENTURY
• BULLETED FUN FACTS FROM POP CULTURE
Did you know? …
The 1910s • Coca Cola is first sold in bottles
The 1950s • Disneyland opens—admission is $1
The 1990s • Toni pixies, the grunge look (for tweens), and hoodies!
Some Reader Reviews
I felt like I was in a time machine and enjoying every moment. — Nora H.
Fun and profound. It’s history, women’s studies, and a treasure for memoir writers. — Elaine P.
This book is an important record of life … oral history at its best. — Allegra W.