Because I Was a Girl
Edited by Melissa de la Cruz
Just after the presidential election in 2016, I was feeling a bit hopeless and powerless. The candidate I supported--one who fought for women's rights, LGBTQ rights, HUMAN rights--had lost to a reality TV star with a history of abusing his power.
After a few days of wallowing, I remembered that I work in publishing, and not just publishing, children's publishing. So I called my good friend Melissa de la Cruz to see what kind of book we could create that would inspire and empower young readers. I'm very proud of the book we ended up with.
★ "This anthology represents a culturally diverse group of women who disclose how they found the inner strength and courage to excel, oftentimes breaking new ground in fields where women are not welcome...An inspiring collection and an encouragement to young girls from all walks of life."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
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