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published: Oct 2007
ISBN:9781897187302
publisher: Second Story Press

GirlSpoken

edited by Jessica Hein; Carol Kauppi & Heather Holland

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list price: $19.95
edition:Paperback
published: Oct 2007
ISBN:9781897187302
publisher: Second Story Press
Description

From pen, brush, and tongue, girls and young women 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.

About the Authors

Jessica Hein

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.
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Carol Kauppi

Jessica Hein helped to design and develop GirlSpoken as part of a Woman’s Studies project at the University of Guelph. She is calling Halifax home while studying at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. Her own pens and brushes have led to her art-based work with girls and young women.
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Heather Holland helped to design and develop GirlSpoken as part of a Woman’s studies project at the University of Guelph. She could fill several boxes with the writing she churned out in her own girlhood. She is currently living in Ottawa and working on her Masters in Social Work.
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
12 to 19
Grade:
8 to 12
Reading age:
12 to 19
Awards
  • Commended, Amelia Bloomer List
  • Short-listed, Stellar Book Award
Editorial Reviews

Contains the words and artwork of girls teetering on the brink between girlhood and adulthood.

— Canadian Review of Materials

At times I cried as I read about their life experiences; experiences no individual should have to endure. This book is mature, honest, inspiring, raw, heart-wrenching and uplifting all at the same time.

— The Book Guru Girl.com

This book would make a welcome and worthy addition to a young adult collection.

— Counterpoise

This collection of stories, poems and art by young Canadian women is a true testament to the power of art in girls' lives...This exploration of the up and downs of being female is sometimes raw but always real. It is sure to strike a chord with its intended audience.

— School Library Journal

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

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Canadian Children's  Book Centre
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Love, lust, loss, race, sexuality and authority are discussed in this collection of stories, poetry and artwork created by girls and young women across Canada.

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. 2008.

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