GirlSpoken by Jessica HeinGirlSpoken by Jessica Hein


EditorJessica Hein, Heather Holland, Carol Kauppi

Paperback | October 31, 2007

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“Being a teenage girl is not for the weak”From pen, brush, and tongue, girls and young women (ages 13-19) speak their truths, tell it like it is, and call for change. This collection of creative works is an exploration of young women’s identities, self-expression and voice. Contributors have spoken from city streets, suburban bedrooms, prairie farms, and reservation schools. Their voices are quirky and flirtatious, strong and adventurous, outraged and scared — and often are searching for truth. Taken collectively, the girls’ pieces read like a whispered conversation between friends. The contributors want to tell other girls that they are not alone in what they’re experiencing as they navigate adolescence. Each one invites you into a piece of her life as she makes her mark.
Carol Kauppi is a professor in the School of Social Work at Laurentian University. She has been engaged in research involving young people for more than 20 years. She lives in Sudbury, Ontario. Heather Holland helped to design and develop GirlSpoken as part of a Woman’s studies project at the University of Guelph. She could fill severa...
Title:GirlSpokenFormat:PaperbackDimensions:204 pages, 8.03 × 6.55 × 0.43 inPublished:October 31, 2007Publisher:Second Story PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1897187300

ISBN - 13:9781897187302

Appropriate for ages: 12


Editorial Reviews

This enjoyable book compelled me to think about my role as a mother of teenage daughters and challenges teachers to think about the environments teenage girls need to thrive. - Professionally Speaking: The Magazine of the Ontario College of Teachers - 20080601