Girlhood: Teens Around the World in Their Own Voices
Masuma Ahuja (Author)
Pre-Order Ships Feb 09, 2021
DescriptionWhat does a teenage girl dream about in Nigeria or New York? How does she spend her days in Mongolia, the Midwest, and the Middle East? All around the world, girls are going to school, working, dreaming up big futures--they are soccer players and surfers, ballerinas and chess champions. Yet we know so little about their daily lives. We often hear about challenges and catastrophes in the news, and about exceptional girls who make headlines. But even though the health, education, and success of girls so often determines the future of a community, we don't know more about what life is like for the ordinary girls, the ones living outside the headlines. From the Americas to Europe to Africa to Asia to the South Pacific, the thirty teens from twenty-seven countries in Girlhood share their own stories of growing up through diary entries and photographs, and the girls' stories are put in context with reporting and research that helps us understand the circumstances and communities they live in. This full-color, exuberantly designed volume is a portrait of ordinary girlhood around the world, and of the world, as seen through girls' eyes.
Algonquin Young Readers
February 09, 2021
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About the Author
Masuma Ahuja is a freelance journalist reporting on gender, migration, and human rights. She was previously a producer at CNN and national digital editor at the Washington Post. She uses words, photos, and emerging media to report and tell stories about gender, migration, and the impact of politics on people. Her projects have ranged from longform stories to sending disposable cameras to women around the world to document their days to crowdsourcing voicemails from Americans about the impact of the 2016 election on their lives. She was part of a team that won the Pulitzer Prize in 2014.