Riveting personal stories of life as a girl under 13 from around the country and through a century
Read about everything from chasing horse-drawn fire engines in NYC and climbing trees dressed in bloomers to going to Woodstock at 12.
Read about the daughter of immigrants from Eastern Europe facing the KKK in Indiana in the 1920s, a Chinese American in Texas in the 1950s, an African American in Little Rock in the 1960s, a Syrian American in Michigan on 9-11…racial concerns follow a continuing thread through the chapters.
PLUS…FOR EVERY DECADE
• LISTS OF THE TEN MOST POPULAR GIRLS’ NAMES — from Hazel to Zoe
• MORE THAN 70 PHOTOS OF GIRLS FROM AROUND THE U.S. AND THROUGH A CENTURY
• AND FUN FACTS FROM POP CULTURE FOR EVERY DECADE
Did you know? …
Coca Cola is first sold in bottles (1910s)
Disneyland admission is $1 (1950s)
Pop music stars under twenty hit the scene with Girl Power! (1990s)
and there’s so much more
Excerpts from the book: www.100yearsinthelife.com
Some Reader Reviews
I felt like I was in a time machine and enjoying every moment. — Nora H.
These stories brought to life the dramatic changes that occurred during these 100 years in a way that could only be accomplished by first hand recollections. — P. Nevins
The historical perspective and the personal stories weave together a complex and fascinating tapestry. — Mary C.
Fun and profound, a treasure for memoir writers. — Elaine P.
Oral history at its best. — Allegra W.