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

Published October 2017 

Available in the Richland Library collection in the following formats: print and eBook via Libby/OverDrive

Because I Was a Girl is an inspiring collection of true stories by women and girls about the obstacles, challenges, and opportunities they’ve faced…because of their gender. Edited by #1  New York Times-bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz, the book is the perfect gift for girls of all ages to celebrate the accomplishments of these women and girls who overcame adversity with their limitless potential. 

The collection includes writings from an impressive array of girls and women who are trailblazers in their fields, including bestselling authors Victoria Aveyard, Libba Bray, and Margaret Stohl;  industry pioneers like Dolores Huerta, Trish McEvoy, and Holly Knight; renowned chef Katie Button;  aerospace and mechanical engineer Emily Calandrelli; and many more. ~ From the Publisher

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